I'm writing to keep you informed about World University and School, as it develops.
Here are some reference links for a recent World University and School competition entry, a recent WUaS grant, and consensus decision-making as process vis-a-vis WUaS.
MacArthur HASTAC competition entry link:
scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/04/world-univ-sch-competition-entry.html - April 1, 2010
(WUaS has entered this competition for two years).
HP Open Innovation Lab grant link:
scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/01/lilium-pistil-and-stamens-innovation.html - January 29, 2010
Here's how consensus decision-making works vis-a-vis World University & School:
scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/09/orangutan-in-water-consensus-decision.html - September 18, 2009
I also have in mind Wikipedia, Google, the American Friends Service Committee and great Universities for examples of structure and decision-making. WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware and UC Berkeley Webcasts.
The WUaS Master plan is here:
worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Plan (as well as the WUaS Foundation page with links to the Business Plan: worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation). WUaS continues to focus on accreditation in 2012 and matriculating classes in 2014, ideally through partnering with great universities, - and with resources needed now, but with resources coming in more likely after WUaS gets 501 (c) 3 status.
Did you see the recent New York Time's article about Open Course Ware:
nytimes.com/2010/03/31/education/31iht-riedopen.html. World University lists and links all of the content mentioned in this article, - now for tagging and labeling as we develop the wiki technically.
This email is a WUaS summary with some key links for further conversation. World University & School's wiki is growing. Let's make the open, free, "edit this page" World University & School flourish.
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(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/04/purple-desert-flowers-world-university.html - April 1, 2010)