WUaS Information Technologies and Data Plan

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As World University & School's wiki grows potentially in all languages and countries, with individuals teaching and learning at youtube.com, other video hosting sites (as both educational content and archive), in digitally creative ways, in virtual worlds, and in group video chats, WUaS will develop the following information technology and data management plan.

What might you add to this - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Information_Technologies_and_Data_Plan ? ... Please click 'edit this page' and add your ideas ... :)

World University and School's Information Technologies and Data Plan

(Master Plan - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Plan)

- Wiki (editable web pages, like Wikipedia), to integrate great universities' open educational resources, especially MIT OCW's, as well as facilitate people-to-people teaching and learning.

- Use the newly developing WikiData (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata) for the 'back end,' and WikiBase (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Wikibase_Client) for the 'front end,' of the World University and School wiki; WUaS will probably become 'an instance of Wikibase.'

- Find, or build, a wiki 'front end' especially with output to a small, 2x3 inch screen, as wiki, on 'obscure' internet phone browsers (e.g. like Palm OS, etc.), with UniCode, for the developing world and in symbols from all 205+ countries and in 3000-8000+ languages, - given the benefits of wiki in terms of openness and group knowledge production, especially in the developing world. (Wikipedia is in around 285 languages, by way of comparison).

- Possibly use MediaWiki (e.g. Wikipedia), but it doesn't work well on handhelds. Possibly use SemanticWiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki) with MediaWiki.

- For the 'You at WUaS' main page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University - use Quickbooks for Nonprofits to start as the 'backend,' and to manage communications, donor support, and to pay interns, and eventually as 'secure registrar,' for grades and transcripts (developing this as needed), and then add other Intuit software (see http://quickbooks.intuit.com/product/accounting-software/nonprofit-accounting-software/) to develop the Bookstore and used/new Computer store (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_%28New_%26_Used%29_at_WUaS). Quickbooks is probably in many countries and currencies already. Integrate this database with WUaS's 'instance of Wikibase' ... and with MIT?

- Bookmarking information technology to add resources for this new handheld wiki for obscure mobile browsers?

And WUaS would like to include these goals:

- plan for Android / iPhone / Connect / smart phone mobile internet devices with video, wearable device such as computer glasses, as well as tablets, and for VOICE and group text chat for the Conference Method especially on handheld internet phones with browsers - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning - for teaching and learning, as the bare minimum hardware to begin to study for a MIT OCW-centric Bachelor's degree (perhaps for the first semester of an 8 semester Bachelor degree program).

- prioritize for DESIGN (like Apple has) & robust information technological development in hiring, as we aim for possibly 2-5 billion Universitians on the SCHOOL idea-social network side of WUaS, and for around at least 2000 (and scalable) undergraduate students (e.g. http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School) on the UNIVERSITY, free, degree-granting side, first matriculating in 2014, with MIT OCW for course curriculum (32 15 week MIT OCW courses over 4 years).

- WUaS, Wiki, Universal Translator, building on Google Translate, Sugar Labs' Translate, and other language translation projects.

- plan for 8000 languages, plus so-called 'dead' languages, invented languages, and make this wiki-extensible beyond, with UniCode +.

- plan for 10,000-100,000 musical instruments, in text and voice, in all languages, and wiki-extensible beyond this for WUaS's Music School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School.

- plan with OBJECT TEMPLATE - like http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - to be able to add individual archaeological and museum objects

- httpS:// for "secure registrar" for 3000-8000 languages - here's one example from wikimedia of secure wiki - https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Nontheist_Friend - perhaps building on QuickBooks for NonProfits.

- Make WUaS an advertisement-free wiki

- .edu suffix (educational domain names network together and have advantages) in 2018, upon accreditation.

- e.g. www.worlduniversityandschool.edu = and = www.wuas.edu, eventually, upon accreditation at stage 3, after the first Bachelor's degree class graduates in 2018.

- Develop a robust Computer Science department (subject), - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Science - whose graduates and students will eventually develop WUaS.

- Make WUaS very easy-to-use

- Make WUaS very attractive, in order to grow community easily

- Use fast computer servers and bandwidth

- multiple email lists, in all languages

- plan to develop html code for assistive technologies, from the beginning, and as the internet develops (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Assistive_Technologies) ...

- design the upcoming WUaS MediaWiki with 18+ year olds and 2014, incoming, MIT-like undergraduate students.

- plan eventually for brainwave devices / headsets, and a range of other emergent remarkable information technologies, and innovate with these technologies, as the world-class World Unviersity and School develops. Develop these hardwares eventually, as well.

World University and School would like to partner with MIT OCW, Yale OYC and other, great universities, for university academic standards and open course ware, and sharing of resources.

Years 2011 - 2012

Technological goals:

- Database of open Teaching and Learning Materials, in all 7,413 languages; anyone may teach to their web camera in this open wiki. Information technologies here include human minds. Anyone may teach to and learn, in real time, in a virtual world, like Second Life, using the wiki-like Google calendar, for example.

- Video capable hand held computer devices (e.g. OLPC and mobile computer devices - with robust video bandwidth and infrastructure in OLPC countries, and everywhere).

- Translation between all languages. Build on Google Translate + for translation? Be able to add Languages wiki-like. Hire coders to do this.

- WUaS ability to provide high bandwidth infrastructure for OLPC countries, and well as printable materials.

- a filter for all free, online educational services; While WUaS has a great universities' OER focus, WUaS is wiki-addable for, for example, a comprehensive and updated database of available courses and individuals who are willing to teach or mentor; a metadirectory for free, open courses, courseware and OER and in all 7413 languages and at least 205 countries; WUaS is course-centric. WUaS has a specific focus on this wiki list of great universities' ocw and oer at present - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings - as a robust program.

- a program to 'SUBJECT TEMPLATE-ize' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - and thereby MIT OCW-ize, Yale-ize, and OpenCourseWare-ize potentially any Wikipedia entry, and in any language. (This is all potentially mind-expanding :).

(- Semantic Wiki? - http://www.technologyreview.com/web/25728/?a=f ? What interface, and how much can people add? Wikipedia is remarkable because of its community.)


Laptop/Desktop: One Laptop per Child size screen (6x4 inches), capable of virtual worlds like Second Life, and all related technologies as they develop, and streaming video; web pages - markup languages, what people create and do with this, etc.

Mobile: Handheld size screen (3x2 inches); NY Times' mobile format, with video, and translation of this, as video broadband develops

Televsion: ubiquitous around the world

Printer: Printable teaching and learning materials from World University & School for OLPC countries, and everyone, from OLPC and hand held devices.

New Technologies:

Engage, and help to generate, new technological developments (partnering with MIT?) robustly, as they emerge.

Budget robustly for technological innovation and experimentation.

Become the low cost worldwide provider of internet access, focusing on the OLPC countries.

Technological specifics

UTF-8 for all possible symbols in all 3,000-8,000 languages and musical notation, as well as symbolic/mathematical (LaTeX), etc.

database for 10,000-100,000 musical instruments, and extensible beyond?

universal translator - Google Translate to 3000-8000 language with sound possibilities

Secure - SSL - secure socket layer especially for searches, and, in general, as it grows

50 years out?

Open formats - like .xml - data portability

Multimedia formats .flac - archival purposes (e.g. free lossless)

Metadata - Resource Description Framework (.RDF) - (Calais?)

Open Archives Initiative - http://www.openarchives.org/


Good Architecture




January 2, 2015

Hi Jim, Jim, Markus, Yvonne, Larry, and Steve,

Thanks for this helpful information and knowledgeable perspective on IBM Watson, Bluemix and machine learning, and the time frame in which they are developing, Jim S.

Long-ish email ahead ...

Creative Commons' licensed (CC) WUaS is like CC Wikipedia (in 288 languages presently) with CC MIT OCW (in 9 languages presently) as you may know. For an overview of WUaS's 12 main areas of focus, planned for large languages and most countries in their main languages, and over centuries, see - http://worlduniversityandschool.org .

Jim H (and Markus), in terms of a technical lead on WUaS's wiki side, and in planning for developing with artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as with the semantic web, WUaS is planning to develop in Wikidata / Wikibase / qLabel / MediaWiki / and probably Semantic Wiki, accessing Wikicommons in the process, and adding Linked Open Data anticipating machine learning developments ahead. See for example - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/08/california-tiger-salamander-wuas-in.html . In this blog post are also three main developers' Wikidata / Wikitech and Semantic Wiki email list addresses, which both of you may already be receiving. Their new CC inter-lingual Wikidata/Wikibase database for 288 Wikipedia languages is what WUaS would like to develop in first, and hopefully in the near future, moving from WUaS's current Wikia wiki with about 687 wiki pages/schools in English only so far. (See, too - http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.wikidata/4264 ).

If either of you, Jim H. or Jim S., are following the current Wikidata email list Templates' conversation, Wikidata will probably integrate Templates in the next near while. WUaS would like to develop around this SUBJECT TEMPLATE - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE (which is central to all the WUaS pages so far) - and then into many of 7,106 Languages' wiki WUaSes via - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/LANGUAGE_TEMPLATE - and 242 + Nation States' WUaSes via - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/NATION_STATE_TEMPLATE - each a wiki school or university. And then with a Museums' Template, etc. and connecting this with virtual worlds, as they become further interactive, 3D and movie realistic.

Markus Kroetzch, founder also of Semantic Wiki, and the other two initial core Wikidata developers (Daniel Kinzler and Denny Vredicic, as well as Lydia Pintscher) at Wikidata.de are potentially important contacts for much of this, and especially with Wikidata's volunteer communities in 288 languages, although a WUaS technical lead would hopefully begin gradually to build WUaS in Wikidata without them, - and I don't have the knowledge for this.

Jim H, in terms of a technical lead on WUaS's MIT OCW side (e.g. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ and http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ and http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm), and especially eventually adding Linked Open Data anticipating machine learning and A.I., I have been in communication with Yvonne Ng at MIT OCW, who offered WUaS the possibility and licensing agreement to develop in the Indonesian language, since one of WUaS's board members is a lecturer at the University of Jakarta, but WUaS didn't have the resources to follow through on this at the time.

I'm including Yvonne in this email as part of developing this conversation. Yvonne, in what ways might it be possible to add Linked Open Data at this stage to MIT OCW to anticipate machine learning? And in what ways would it be possible for WUaS to collaborate further with each of the Universities which seem to have translated MIT OCW into their languages (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ ), and grow this list of Universities into thousands of languages (perhaps in conjunction with Wikipedia's language communities for volunteers), as WUaS builds accrediting wiki CC MIT OCW-centric schools and universities - and for online university and high school degrees in large languages - and eventually with A.I. and machine learning and in conjunction with Wikidata/Wikibase?

Jim H, WUaS plans to send the initial state of California BPPE accreditation documentation in in January 2015, if we can raise the $5000 in fees, and accredit on MIT OCW Audio / Video courses (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ ) in English first, with students applying this autumn 2015, as if applying to MIT itself, and then matriculating online in autumn 2016. For all of this WUaS is in search of a technical lead, as well.

By way of introduction:

Jim Spohrer, is IBM Global University Director, and went to MIT in Physics as an undergraduate, and has a Ph.D. from Yale University in a Computer Science related field. https://twitter.com/JimSpohrer

Jim Hendler went to Yale as an undergraduate and has a Brown University Ph.D. in a Computer Science related field. Jim is a Professor of computer science at Rennsalaer Polytechnic. https://twitter.com/jahendler

Markus Krötzsch has a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods. His "research interest is the intelligent automatic processing of information, ranging from the foundations of formal knowledge representation to application areas like the Semantic Web. He is the lead developer of the successful Semantic Web application platform Semantic MediaWiki, co-developer of the highly efficient OWL EL reasoner ELK, co-editor of the W3C OWL 2 specification, and co-author of the textbook Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies." He currently leads a group at the University of Dresden. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kroetzsch

Larry Viehland is CC MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School's Chair of the Board, and went to MIT in Chemistry (as did his wife Kim) as an undergraduate, and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Larry is Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Chatham University and outgoing chair of its Science department.

Yvonne Ng is External Outreach and Annual Giving Manager at MIT OCW.

Steve Carson is former External Relations Director at MIT OCW, and with whom I've met twice in person in Cambridge, MA in the past few years. He is also former president of the OCW Consortium.

Scott MacLeod is founder and president of CC MIT OCW-centric wiki WUaS, and is an anthropologist - http://scottmacleod.com/ and https://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch

Much of the above can be found here at the

"WUaS Information Technologies and Data Plan" wiki page -


Further considerations in developing WUaS as a Big Data A.I. project include:

WUaS's Bookstore / computer store planned for all 7, 106 languages and 242 countries and with AI - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_%28New_%26_Used%29_at_WUaS .

"You at WUaS" (including for academic registration, transcripts and matriculation, as well as a social networking site for the music school, too) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University .

"World University Music School" in All-languages / All-instruments (each a wiki subject page to begin) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School .

A virtual world earth as classroom (including as build-able ethnographic field site for anthropological comparison, for example) at World University and School as these become interactive with avatars, 3D and movie realistic, and for brain and linguistic research eventually ... See the main "Research" wiki area at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research .

Jim H., would you be available possibly please as technical lead to help guide all of these developments from Wikia hopefully to Wikidata / Wikibase and including the Semantic Web - and while anticipating developments in A.I., machine learning in all 7,106 languages (and countries)?

Could the Carnegie Library philanthropy across the United States be a model for organizing some of these universities around the world in terms of languages, where Andrew Carnegie gave the initial monies, and local governments took on the financial responsibility after this? Could MIT OCW-centric wiki WUaS provide the beginning universities in large and languages in all 242 countries and the "MIT"s in each of those languages and countries help to develop the MIT OCW in those languages, and the governments, and education budget lines, in each of those countries contribute financially for WUaS accrediting MIT OCW-centric degrees? I hope so.

Happy New Year!

Best regards, Scott

On 1/2/15 5:07 AM, Jim Spohrer wrote: > Hi Scott, > Watson is still pretty weak when it comes to languages. This will change, > but think multiple year horizon for several languages, and you are talking > thousands of languages - so plan accordingly. Machine learning will help, > but it will still take time. There are multiple subtleties. > > However, on the bright side, free access to Watson Services on Bluemix > does include a language identification API, so Watson is often able to > detect a block of text is in some language, even though it cannot further > process it at this time without first converting it to English. > > Perhaps university partners will develop capabilities for multi-language > text understanding and in general media understanding (videos with audio, > etc.) - however, again multiple year horizon is what I expect. Your > ambitious project may be about 5 years early from an AI helping > perspective IMHO. > > ==== Access to Watson on Bluemix > > --> Join the CSIG LinkedIn discussions for more updates, pointers, > and to see what others are doing > > https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Cognitive-Systems-Institute-6729452 > > For asking about teaching Watson Cognitive Computing Courses on > Bluemix - requests that here: > http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/academic.html > > Try IBM Watson Analytics on your data > > http://gizmodo.com/anyone-can-now-use-ibms-watson-to-crunch-data-for-free-1667753086 > http://www.ibm.com/analytics/watson-analytics/ > > Try IBM Watson Services on Bluemix > https://ace.ng.bluemix.net/#/solutions/solution=watson > > Learn about the Cognitive Systems Institute Group (CSIG) > community, challenges, awards and information resources here: > http://cognitive-science.info > Tweet with hashtag #Cognitive2.0 to send items to the website > > Our goal is cognitive assistants for all occupations in smarter > service systems: > http://www.onetonline.org/ > http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14610/nsf14610.htm > http://www.slideshare.net/spohrer/cognitive-20140912-v3 > > FYI: U Tronto Students Prototype a Watson Paralegal Cognitive > Assistant > > http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1230021/watson-challenge-winners-at-u-of-t-want-to-create-a-great-canadian-company/ > In 2014, ten universities taught with Watson, in 2015 nearly 100 > will teach with Watson > Student projects are building a prototype and business plan for a > company that is part of the Watson Ecosystem > > Some gaps and challenges here: > http://cognitive-science.info/research-challenges/ > > For more information contact your regional IBM university > programs/academic Initiatives lead: > http://www.ibm.com/university > > Best Wishes For New Year 2015! > -Jim > > Dr. James ("Jim") C. Spohrer > Director, IBM University Programs (IBM UP) and Cognitive Systems Institute > IBM Research - Almaden, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120 USA > spohrer@us.ibm.com 408-927-1928 (o) 408-829-3112 (c) > Innovation Champion > @JimSpohrer > slideshare.net/spohrer > linkedin.com/in/spohrer > > > > > From: Scott MacLeod <scott@scottmacleod.com> > To: hendler@cs.rpi.edu, Jim Spohrer/Almaden/IBM@IBMUS, Scott MacLeod > <worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com> > Date: 01/01/2015 08:00 PM > Subject: WUaS technical lead questions and the semantic web, > artificial intelligence and IBM Watson > > > > > Dear Jim and Jim, > > Happy New Year! I'm writing to follow up on my email to you from > December 24th (from worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com). > > Jim H, thanks again for answering my follow up questions during your > A.I. IBM Watson presentation in mid-December. > > I again noticed on your Twitter page - https://twitter.com/jahendler - > that you might be available to be the technical lead for C.C. WUaS, as > we move to the new inter-lingual Wikidata / Wikibase / Wikipedia > database and develop with the semantic web, artificial intelligence > and IBM Watson. Would you please consider joining the WUaS team for this? > > Jim S, as IBM Director of Global Univeristy, in what ways might IBM > Watson join in this process in these early WUaS development stages, > planned for all 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries, as WUaS seeks to > become the MIT / Harvard of the Internet? > > Thank you both! > > Best wishes, > Scott > > > > > > I am traveling through early January with intermittent email at best. > I will reply if I can, but if important, ping me again early in the > new year. > cheers > Jim Hendler > > > > > > On Dec 24, 2014 2:43 PM, "Scott MacLeod" > <worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear Jim and Jim, > > Thanks to you both very much for an edifying talk on IBM Watson, A.I. > and machine learning talk last week. > > I blogged about this a little bit afterward here - > http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/12/pau-bronco-just-heard-fascinating.html > > . > > Jim S, I'm also finding your recent Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT-NSF talks > here - http://web.mit.edu/mitssrc/nsf/presentations.html - helpful, and > which I continue to add to MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and > School (planned for all 7,106 + languages and 242 + countries). > > Jim H, thanks for answering my follow up questions last Thursday, and I > noticed on your Twitter stream - https://twitter.com/jahendler - that > you might be available to be the technical lead for C.C. WUaS, as we > move to the new inter-lingual Wikidata / Wikibase / Wikipedia database > and develop with the semantic web, artificial intelligence and IBM > Watson. Would you please consider joining the WUaS team for this? > > Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. > > Best regards, > Scott > > https://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch > > > > > > > >

-- - Scott MacLeod - Founder & President - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - 415 480 4577 - PO Box 442, (86 Ridgecrest Road), Canyon, CA 94516 - World University and School - like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare (not endorsed by MIT OCW) - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010.

WUaS Idea- and Academic Resources[edit]


re JS Director of Global University on 9 September 2014:

- begin WUaS in MediaWiki / qLabel / Wikidata / Wikibase / SemanticWiki, accessing Wikicommons in the process ... potentially in 3 or 4 languages to begin ... possibly En / Es / De (which I speak some) and Hindi together? Are you on the wikidata-l, wikitech-l and semanticwiki email lists by chance? see for access to these lists - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/08/california-tiger-salamander-wuas-in.html

which would then inform

- begin together the inter-lingual MIT OCW-centric schools in large languages anticipating how WUaS will STUDY how students learn in exchange for free MIT OCW-centric degrees, and for WUaS to show to prospective students around the world, and help staff it with WUaS/IBM developers ...

- begin together the universal translator in Wikidata http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator

- begin the "You at WUaS" site for student registration, matriculation, the WUaS all-languages/all-instruments music school, social networking site http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University

- begin together the inter-lingual wiki Music School http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School

- begin together the inter-lingual Medical School http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School

- Structure WUaS in Wikidata for a wide variety of multi-lingual scientific MIT OCW-centric research projects http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research

Publish my article in a WUaS academic journal in this subject[edit]

Open Journal Systems. 2012. Open Journal Systems. Public Knowledge Project.

(WUaS's wiki, information technologies and criteria for this - informed by the WUaS academic journal subject matter - are developing, since you can already publish your article at http://www.academia.edu).

Select Bibliographies[edit]

Select Blogs[edit]

Select Book Groups, Study Groups, Musical Groups, etc.[edit]

Begin a Google + Hangout: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108179352492243955816/posts

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/

Select Book Reviews[edit]

Select Books[edit]

Select Calendars for Events in this Subject[edit]

Select Channels[edit]

Select Communities, Email lists, etc.[edit]

(See also editable World University and School's 'You at World University' page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University).

Select Conferences Online[edit]

Select Databases[edit]

Select Facts[edit]

Select Films[edit]

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Select Funding Sources[edit]

Select Humor[edit]

Select Idea Competitions / Conversations / Dialogues[edit]

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Select Institutes, etc.[edit]

Select Interviews[edit]

Select Journals, Serials, etc.[edit]

Select Labs[edit]

Select Lectures[edit]

Select Libraries, Archives, Collections, etc.[edit]

(See also editable World University and School's Library Resources' page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources).

Select Maps[edit]

Select Multimedia[edit]

Select Museums[edit]

(See also editable World University and School's Museums' page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums).

Select Newspapers, News[edit]

Select Office Hours[edit]

Select Photos[edit]

Select Programs, Applications, Languages, Software[edit]

DBpedia 2014 Downloads. 2014. DBpedia 2014 Downloads. (This pages provides downloads of the DBpedia datasets; DBpedia is a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data. We hope that this work will make it easier for the huge amount of information in Wikipedia to be used in some new interesting ways). wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads2014?v=jd3 .

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Lohr, Steve. 2014. IBM Offers a Data Tool for the Mainstream, With Watson’s Help. September 16. New York, NY: mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/09/16/ibm-offers-a-data-tool-for-the-mainstream-with-watsons-help/ .

MacLeod, Scott. 2015. Compound eye: universitian database and WUaS MediaWiki - planning for all 7,870 + languages - Hacknight SF - March 11, 2015, Languages, WUaS Development Resources. March 11. Canyon, CA: scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/03/compound-eye-universitian-database-and.html .

Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform. 2013. Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform: edX Learning Platform to be open source and available on June 1. Cambridge, MA: web.mit.edu.

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edX on Github. 2013. [and https://github.com/edx edX on Github]. github.com/edx

What Is Unicode?. 2012. What Is Unicode?. unicode.org

Select Wikis[edit]

Bangalore. 2013. Bangalore. (An example how of Wikidata geocoordinates work). wikidata.org/wiki/Q1355.

Extension:Wikibase - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Wikibase

Extension:Wikibase Client - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Wikibase_Client

Extension:Wikibase Repository. 2014. Wikibase_Repository Extension: Wikibase Repository. mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension: Wikibase_Repository. Interwiki. 2014. Manual: Interwiki. mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interwiki.

Sandbox - MediaWiki. 2011. Sandbox - MediaWiki. mediawiki.org/wiki/Sandbox

SMWDIWikiPage Class Reference. 2011. SMWDIWikiPage Class Reference. (This class implements wiki page data items). semantic-mediawiki.org/doc/classSMWDIWikiPage.html

Translatewiki.net. 2012. [1]. (Translatewiki.net is a localisation platform for translation communities, language communities, and free and open source projects). Translatewiki.net.

WikiData - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata

Wikidata/Technical proposal - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Technical_proposal

Wikidata Toolkit. 2014. Wikidata Toolkit. mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikidata_Toolkit.

Select Wikis[edit]

Select Writers, Researchers, etc.[edit]

Subject's Social Networking Sites[edit]


Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


Wikipedia: https://www.wikipedia.org/


Wikiquotes: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page


Wikisource: https://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page


Wikivoyage: https://www.wikivoyage.org/

World University and School Links[edit]

African languages: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/African_languages

Artificial Intelligence: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence

Assistive Technologies: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Assistive_Technologies

Computer Science: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Science

English as a Second Language: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/English_as_a_Second_Language

Foreign Languages and Literatures: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Foreign_Languages_and_Literatures

Indigenous languages of the Americas:

Language: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Language

Languages: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages

Languages of India:

Linguistics: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Linguistics

Native American Languages: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Native_American_Languages

United Nations: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/United_Nations

Voice and Computing: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Voice_and_Computing

WUaS Universal Translator: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator

Wiki: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki

WUaS Navigation[edit]

Academic Advising at WUaS[edit]

Academic Press at World University and School[edit]

Academic Press at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Academic_Press_at_World_University_and_School

Access to Live, or Email, University Technical Expertise[edit]

Ask a question in a specific discipline, or find, for example, a Robotics' or Computer programmer, or Translator, easily and freely.

Additional Categories[edit]

Admissions at World University and School[edit]

Admissions' Department: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School

Flyer seeking degree-oriented, WUaS students: 'Quaker-informed World University & School seeks friendly, undergraduate students for free, online, Greatest Universities-centric, bachelor’s degrees to apply in the autumn of 2013, for matriculation in autumn 2014' - http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFriendsFlyerforProspectiveStudentApplicants.pdf - and accessible here, also - http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSNoticeArchive.html. WUaS holds open, electronically-mediated, hour-long, monthly business meeting on the second Saturdays at 9 am Pacific Time, in the manner of Quakers - email worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com if you'd like to participate.

Digital and Print catalog

Assistive Technologies[edit]

WUaS plans to anticipate numerous developing assistive technologies for sight-impaired, hearing-impaired, and similar -

Assistive Technologies: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Assistive_Technologies

Blog at World University and School[edit]


Bookstore / Computer Store (New & Used) at World University and School[edit]

Bookstore / Computer Store (New & Used) at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_%28New_%26_Used%29_at_WUaS

with educational electronics, as well; with musical instruments; value pricing ... 2% below market, consistently; available via mail and electronically;

Calendar (Schedule what you'd like to teach)[edit]

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/

Join the World University and School Google + Group to add to its wiki-like calendar to teach an open, free class or course, converse about ideas, and jam (e.g. musically or theater improvisation): https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108179352492243955816/ .


Career counseling: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Career_counseling

Finding / creating a job you really love: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Finding_/_creating_a_job_you_really_love

WUaS Job hunting: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Job_hunting


Counseling: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Counseling


Geodetic datums such as WGS84 or GPS

Geohash keys

... in a virtual world


Many thanks to each of you!

Please feel free to hyperlink your name to a location of your choice (or tell WUaS where to link to - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com). Please do not hesitate to let WUaS know if you think that somebody (including yourself) has been forgotten, now or in the future; please include a URL, which is, of course, one main way identity created on the internet.

Digital To Do[edit]


Brainwave device / Headset

Broadcast to radio frequencies

Broadcast to TV / television

Create EMail group for page

Digital Text to Audio file format (Browse Aloud / Read Aloud?)

Google Glass

MIT OCW Mirror Site Instructions: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/mirror-site-program/mirror-site-instructions/

Oculus Rift


Publish to DVD


Send to phone




Free Degrees / Credit[edit]

MIT OCW Audio Video Courses: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/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)

In Google Earth[edit]

Google Earth.

In Virtual World[edit]

(Search on the word 'lists' here, too: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds)

3D Learn. 2013. http://www.learningin3d.info/

Active Worlds Educational Universe (AWEDU). 2012. http://www.activeworlds.com

Alice. 2012. http://www.alice.org/

Minecraft. 2012. www.minecraft.net

Edusim. 2013. http://edusim3d.com/

Gifted Kids.ie. 2013. http://www.giftedkids.ie/daynuv.html

ISTE – SIGMS. 2013. http://sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/secondlifeplayground2010

Kaneva. 2014. http://www.kaneva.com/

Open Cobalt. 2013. http://www.opencobalt.org/

OpenSim. 2012. http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page (http://www.scribd.com/doc/57959626/OpenSimulator-School-Quick-Start-Guide)

Open Croquet. 2012. http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?OpenCroquet and http://www.opencroquet.org/

Open Wonderland. 2012. http://openwonderland.org/

Primary Games. 2013. http://www.primarygames.com/arcade/virtualworlds.php

Quest Atlantis. 2012. http://atlantisremixed.org/ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZoT3pilNPI).

SimScience. 2012. http://simscience.org/

Second Life - Harvard's virtual island. 2012. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Berkman/115/53/25 - and teach, learn and share ideas - in group voice chat, or in group type chat, and via building.

SmallWorlds. 2014. https://www.smallworlds.com/

There.com. 2014. http://www.there.com/

Twinity. 2014. http://www.twinity.com/en/choose-your-free-avatar

Unity3D. 2012. http://unity3d.com/

WiloStar3D. 2013. https://www.wilostar3d.com/

World of Warcraft in School. 2014. http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/5268731/FrontPage

Add a learning-oriented virtual world here:

Travel to this virtual island to learn building:

Item Number[edit]

Global ID and Multiple IDs - see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/New_sites_system

Bar code


Learning Networking[edit]

Teach and Learn using free Social Networking software to share what courses, etc., you find edifying, what you enjoy learning ....

About Me - World University and School - http://about.me

Academia.edu's World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.academia.edu/

Delicious.com's World University and School - http://www.delicious.com/WorldUniversityandSchool

Facebook.com's World University and School - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48753608141 ('This group may be archived').

Good Reads - http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/99021-worlduniversityandschool

Google + Profiles - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com - Scott MacLeod - https://plus.google.com/115890623333932577910/

Google + Profiles Company page - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com - World University and School - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108179352492243955816/108179352492243955816/posts

Google Groups' World University and School - http://groups.google.com/group/World-University-and-School


LinkedIn's World University and School - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/World-University-School-4024337

Quora - http://www.quora.com/

Research Gate - http://www.researchgate.net/

Redditt.com's World University and School - http://www.reddit.com/user/WorldUnivandSch/

Tribe.net's World University and School - http://tribes.tribe.net/worlduniversityandschool

Twitter.com's World University and School - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch

Wer Kennt Wen - World University and School - http://www.wer-kennt-wen.de/

World University & School 'subject page' group

World University & School Share This

Yahoo Groups' World University and School: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worlduniversityandschool/

RSS Feed[edit]

Save this page for download in the following formats[edit]









TV-Live Broadcasting[edit]

Broadcast to television

Teach and learn using free TV-Live Broadcasting software to the web:

Google + Hangouts - https://plus.google.com/hangouts

Justin TV - http://www.justin.tv

Livestream TV - http://www.livestream.com

Ustream TV - http://ustream.tv

Video Communication[edit]

Teach and learn using free TV-Live Broadcasting software

Free video conferencing

iChat - http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/ichat.html

Skype - http://www.skype.com/

Free, group video conferencing

AnyMeeting - http://anymeeting.com/homepage/

Google + Hangout - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin - http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Meeting Burner - http://www.meetingburner.com/index?page=signup-v2 – up to 15 connection

ooVoo - http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx

Paltalk - http://www.paltalk.com

sifonr - free communication - http://www.sifonr.com/‎

Tokbox | OpenTok - API - http://tokbox.com/opentok

Vyew - http://vyew.com/

Web Huddle - https://www.webhuddle.com/homepage.jsp - http://sourceforge.net/projects/webhuddle/

Zoom.us - Cloud HD Video Meetings - http://zoom.us/

Universal Translator at WUaS[edit]


Google Translate language:

Sugar Labs: Translation System language:


Select Translators

Babelxl. 2015. Babelxl: the best translator. http://babelxl.com/ .

Babylon Online Translation. 2015. Babylon Online Translation. (Offering hundreds of dictionaries and translation in more than 800 language pairs). translation.babylon.com/ .

Free-translator.com. 2015. Free-translator.com. free-translator.com/ .

Google Translate. 2015. Google Translate. translate.google.com/ .

SDL Free Translation. 2015. SDL Free Translation. freetranslation.com/ .

Word Lingo Free Translation Tools. 2015. Word Lingo Free Translation Tools and Machine Translation Products. worldlingo.com/en/products/ .

Select Video with Subtitles for Translation

Amara.org. 2015. Amara.org: Captions, subtitles, and translations simplified. (Amara makes video globally accessible: Captions, subtitles, and translations simplified). amara.org/en/

TED Open Translation Project. 2015. TED Open Translation Project. (See - https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-open-translation-project - and - https://www.ted.com/participate/translate/get-started). ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-open-translation-project .

The "Universitian" Newspaper at World University and School[edit]

The "Universitian" Newspaper at WUaS

Wiki Software for Courses[edit]

Media Wiki - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

PB Works - http://pbworks.com/

Wet Paint - http://wikisineducation.wikifoundry.com/

Wikia - http://www.wikia.com/Wikia

Wikispaces - http://www.wikispaces.com/

Wikidata / Bots[edit]


World University and School Licensing[edit]

World University and School - like Wikipedia with Greatest Universities' OpenCourseWare - 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 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ .

WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University
Courses: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses
Subjects: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects
Languages: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages
Library Resources: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources
Nation States: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States
You at World University: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University
Educational Software: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software
Museums: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums
Research: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research
Hardware Resource Possibilities: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hardware_Resource_Possibilities
Frequently Asked Questions at World University & School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions
World University Foundation: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation

LANGUAGE TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/LANGUAGE_TEMPLATE
MUSEUM TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/MUSEUM_TEMPLATE
NATION STATE TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/NATION_STATE_TEMPLATE
SUBJECT TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE

Volunteers at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Volunteers

Home: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University
For questions, or help editing a page, email: worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com

WUaS's Guidestar.org listing - https://www.guidestar.org/organizations/27-3105368/world-university-school.aspx .

Please donate through PayPal to tax-exempt - 501 (c) (3) - World University and School at
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