Thanks very much for sharing your
thoughts about online, MIT-centric, wiki schools in some languages of
Indonesia, and places there. WUaS would eventually like to make its
Creative Commons' wiki available in all the languages of Indonesia for
free, with free, MIT-centric university degrees in some of its
languages. The protocols for WUaS's open, editable, WIKI aspect, where
people can teach to each other in their own languages, will be informed
by improved versions of Wikipedia's protocols. And, in point of fact, in
the current WUAS Wikia wiki - which has its limitations and welcomes
improvement - only some people have taught or learned openly, by
creating a new Subject, for example, or editing a page, or teaching to
their web cam, or aggregating edifying resources from the web, or made
music in the music school. While this may change with the new wiki, I
think WUaS's MIT-centricity will help with focusing your concerns about
some politically charged subjects -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects . Wikipedia, by way
of comparison, now is in 285 languages, and has a 10 + year history, and
weathered multiple similar challenges, to the degree that they are
developing a new Wiki database - Wikidata and Wikibase - and which WUaS
is planning to use as well.
How to welcome Indonesian youth's interest in MIT-centric education
for free degrees, in particular, for STEM - Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics : http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/STEM_Education_-_Science,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics - in their own languages, is a question that I hope we can focus on together.
It will be interesting, further, to develop MIT-informed history courses, for example, for some Indonesian languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Indonesia
. Here's an example of a possible MIT OCW course model for Indonesian
histories: "The making of modern south asia" in this case, about India -
While the EngageMedia.org Harvard talk - and it's now watchable : http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheons/2012/12/lowenthal -
has a progressive vision, I hope WUaS's STEM focus can progressively help
many of the 200 million Indonesian youth with great educational
resources into the future. WUaS would like to become the online MIT /
Harvard particularly in large languages.
By the way, Engage Media has published 2 books in Indonesian and English, downloadable here - http://www.engagemedia.org/Projects/videochronic .
See you, (and other potential, new, WUaS Board members), Saturday,
online from, let's say 9:00-9:30 am Pacific Time, and let's talk
further, with a focus on STEM resources and expanding Indonesian's
university system, and wiki educational resources!
Agenda and email to follow.