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'''Mission:''' World University & School's mission (http://worlduniversityworlduniversityandschool.wikia.com/wikiorg/World_University - like Wikipedia with MITbest Open CourseSTEM-centric WareOpenCourseWare), in reaching out to the entire world, is to provide a free, wiki-based education platform for knowledge generation, and, through facilitating the development of broadband worldwide, to make our service accessible to under served parts of the world. The WUaS mission is thus to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning opportunities (and future degrees) through an open, editable wiki in all languages, nation-states and subjects with great universities, and for One Laptop per Child countries and everyone.
Welcome to potential undergraduate students at World University and School in the autumn of 2014!
For the matriculating students in autumn 20142016, WUaS seeks to develop a cohort approach to online, MITbest STEM OCW-centric education (withe.g. thesefrom MIT OCW audio and video courses in G+ Hangouts - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses - or Yale OYC - http://oyc.yale.edu/courses - courses in G+ Hangouts to begin), and a first semester's course of study in English, taking about 4 courses (vis-a-vis WUaS’s planned 32 MITbest STEM-centric courses over 4 years for a free undergraduate degree) might look like this:
~ Information Technology and the Network Society
~ A MITbest STEM-centric OCW Introductory Mathematics’ course
~ Media Arts’ MITbest STEM-centric OCW course for undergraduates?
'''What is a WIKI? Get organized digitally, together - Edit - Write - Save > '''
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We're presently in the process of both envisioning and realizing a global, degree-granting (Bachelors, Ph.D., Law, and M.D.), free-to-students, open, online university and school, with great universities' (e.g. MITYale, YaleMIT, Stanford, Ivy League Schools, U.C. Berkeley, Oxford, T.U.M., Sorbonne, L.M.U., Juilliard Music School, Cambridge, Collège de France, Caltech, B.T.U., University of Chicago, etc., open course ware, especially) as key players, using a Wikipedia with MITbest STEM-centric OCW model, and for everyone, and especially the developing world - which [[Help:Editing|anyone can edit]], primarily by teaching, adding, requesting or taking courses.
World University and School also makes program and course content (MITbest STEM-centric OCW-focused) available to universities, through a developing membership program, open to universities, countries, 'languages,' and other interested parties.
In many ways, World University & School is already open here. Add a course, or teach to your web camera, now. And you can take classes, for example, through MIT'sbest OpenSTEM-centric Course Ware by clicking on the appropriate links, and learn, for example, what is the equivalent of a Master's Degree in Physics or in "Society, Technology and Science," through MIT, right nowOpenCourseWare. MIT's Open Course WareOCW's web site contains over 2,050200 courses, with many video lectures posted, and Yale OYC contains around 42. Or you can post a very fun or fascinating class about Mozart, massage, painting, calculus, sculpture or your area of interest or specialization. Also, create a page with what you know, what courses you'd like to teach or take, and what courses you've taken; by creating your own, on this page (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University), to begin adding a free course, by language, country, degree, or to take a course.
WUaS is planning for credit- and degree-granting, and in multiple countries. As these two paths develop at World University, - degree and a meta-directory for open courses and teaching & learning resources, - MITbest OpenSTEM-centric Course WareOpenCourseWare is our model for degree-granting, academic, course work.
For World University & School's free, degree-focus approach, we seek to accredit for Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees, using MITbest OpenSTEM-centric Course WareOpenCourseWare as a basis, and eventually in 50-100 countries for degrees, and with interactivity in virtual worlds and via multiple, video-conferencing windows, for a conference-method approach. WUaS seeks its first, matriculating, Bachelor's class in 2014, its first Ph.D. class in 2015, its first class in law in 2016, and its first medical class in 2017, anticipating graduating 100 students in each, to begin. Its first, matriculating, foreign-country, degree class for a Bachelor's degree-equivalent, accredited in that country, will begin around 2015. WUaS seeks overachieving students (such as might go to Harvard and Stanford), and also plans to offer these overachievers, and all interested learners, a developing set of learning possibilities, paralleling the internet, as it develops into the future.
While all countries and territories (around 200, perhaps starting with the countries, and places, in GlobalVoicesOnline.org), and all languages, (possibly 8,000 +, including 'dead' languages, but starting with those in languages in Google Translate and in Wikipedia) will be part of this, we'd like to focus at first on the communities in countries that One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), emerging from MIT, is also engaging - Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, USA (Birmingham, Alabama), Uruguay, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, & Papua New Guinea - as well as your interests. WUaS is planning to make its content available on One Laptop Per Child computers, and video-capable, programmable, handheld devices (video), as these develop. And people in these countries, of course, can add their own courses or instruction to this WUaS wiki, and by teaching to their web cameras, with knowledge they would like to share. A video-capable, internet, mobile-phone device would allow people who are illiterate to take and post courses to this WUaS wiki.
* Add or take a class in this free & open Wiki.
* Added MIT Open Course Ware - http://ocw.mit.edu - to World University's 'Courses'
* Added Open Culture's listings of free and open university and college classes - http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/university_podc.html - to World University's 'Courses'
* World University and School Music page ~ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music
; Individual Courses
* MITOCW Video Lectures to Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
* Recent additions (Yale, Berkeley +): Ancient Greek History, Astrophysics, Anthropology, Biomedical_Engineering, Economics, English Literature, MUSIC SCHOOL beginnings, Political Science, Psychology
* Added Bagpiping Tutorial - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music
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; 14 January 2015 - Licensing clarification for WUAS from MIT; removing the name of MIT from WUaS, building on MIT OCW's previous request about 2 years ago for WUaS to write "Not endorsed by MIT" on all WUaS's promotional materials. See - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/01/licensing-clarification-from-mit-ocw.html?view=sidebar and http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/01/mit-use-of-name-officer-creative.html .
; 8 December 2014 - "WUaS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status and the Gold level at Guidestar, 5 items - Goals, Strategies, Capabilities, Indicators, Progress, The Guidestar.org listing (affiliated with the IRS - Internal Revenue Service) for World University and School has been public since July 2014" - see: http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2014/12/wuas-501-c-3-tax-exempt-status-and-gold.html and http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/12/limonium-wuas-501-c-3-tax-exempt-status.html .
; 20 October 2014 - New "Natural Language Processing" wiki subject page/school with main links in addition to "Voice & Computing" wiki subject page/school at MITbest OCWSTEM-centric OpenCourseWare wiki World University and School, "Natural Language Processing" wiki subject main links at WUaS include - Artificial Intelligence, Brain and Cognitive Sciences ...
; 12 September 2014 - World University and School's hour-long open monthly business meeting in the manner of Ffriends meets
Use your webcam to add something you'd like to teach, - or take a course at World University and School. It's like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware.'' Free Bachelors, Ph.D., Law and MD degrees are planned, accrediting on MIT OCW in 50-100 countries. And World University and School plans also to be in all 3,000-8,000 languages as an open, free wiki school/university. ''
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===Free Degrees / Credit Planned===
MIT OCW Audio Video Courses:
Admissions at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School
Conference Method of Teaching and Learning: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning
The College at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School
Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ph.D._Degrees_at_World_University_and_School
World University Law School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School
World University Medical School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School
World University Music School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School
WUaS International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme
(beginning with United Nations' languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, Spanish)
World University and School incorporated as a nonprofit in April 2010 and is treated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity (Pub. 557, p. 19).
World University & School is a community of learners and teachers who value — and are themselves strengthened by — the rich diversity of its participants. In order to cultivate a flourishing teaching, learning and creating conversation in a diverse and complex world, WUaS welcomes all languages, students, families, faculty, board members, and staff with differences based on (but not limited to) race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, and economic background.
All content on this site is freely available under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0] license.
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===World University and School Licensing===
World University and School - like Wikipedia with Greatest Universities' OpenCourseWare (not endorsed by MIT OCW) - incorporated as a nonprofit effective April 2010 and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational organization charity.
World University & School is a community of learners and teachers who value — and are themselves strengthened by — the rich diversity of its participants. In order to cultivate a flourishing teaching, learning and creating conversation in a diverse and complex world, WUaS welcomes all languages, students, families, faculty, board members, and staff with differences based on (but not limited to) race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, and economic background.
All content on this site is freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 34.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 34.0) - httpshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/34.0/ .
The World University and School program is not endorsed by MIT or MIT OpenCourseWare.
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