Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hirola: 20% paid time for faculty, student managers, interns, staff and others, (paralleling Google's) at World University and School to creatively teach, learn, create and develop WUaS

http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/11/hirola-genus-extinction.jpg.492x0_q85_crop-smart.jpg

20% paid time for faculty, student managers, interns, staff and others,

(paralleling Google's) at World University and School

to creatively teach, learn, create and develop WUaS ...

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

so much creativity potential in this ...

WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW for people-to-people teaching and learning,

and with a MIT academic standard

for free, online degrees:

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


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World University and School wants to create abundant jobs,

particularly for graduate students at great universities,

in all 3000-8000 languages and < 200 countries.






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Monday, July 30, 2012

Dolphin: New, 'Suzuki Method,' wiki, subject page at World University and School, Suzuki instruments: Bass, Cello, Guitar, Flute, Harp, Mandolin, Organ, Piano, Recorder, Viola, Violin, Voice, many of which are new wiki subject pages at WUaS


Hi R, 


Here's a new wiki subject page at World University and School for Suzuki Method - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Suzuki_Method.


I hope you're having a good summer. I just came across these items from the Suzuki method (now in around 10 instruments - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method - read the whole Wikipedia entry if you can), which I think you'd find germane for bagpiping: 

"The central belief of Suzuki, based on his language acquisition theories, is that all people can (and will) learn from their environment. The essential components of his method spring from the desire to create the "right environment" for learning music (he believed that this positive environment would also help to foster excellent character in every student). These components include:

Saturation in the musical community, including attendance at local concerts of classical music, exposure to and friendship with other music students, and listening to music performed by "artists" (professional classical musicians of high caliber) in the home every day (starting before birth if possible).

Deliberate avoidance of musical aptitude tests or "auditions" to begin music study. Suzuki firmly believed that teachers who test for musical aptitude before taking students, or teachers who look only for "talented" students, are limiting themselves to people who have already started their music education. Just as every child is expected to learn their native language, Suzuki expected every child to be able to learn to play music well when they were surrounded with a musical environment from infancy. (This does not preclude auditions for public performances).

Emphasis on playing from a very young age, sometimes beginning formal instruction between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. (See Technique).

Using well trained teachers, preferably also trained in using the Suzuki materials and philosophy. Suzuki Associations all over the world offer ongoing teacher-training programs to prospective and continuing Suzuki teachers. A basic competency as a performer was recently made mandatory for all teachers in the American Association; the holding of a music degree is not required.

In the beginning, learning music by ear is emphasized over reading musical notation. This follows Suzuki's observation that in language acquisition, a child learns to speak before learning to read. Related to this, memorization of all solo repertoire is expected, even after a student begins to use sheet music as a tool to learn new pieces. There is no formal plan or prescribed materials for introducing music theory & reading into the curriculum; this is left to the judgement of the teacher.

The method also encourages, in addition to individual playing, regular playing in groups (including playing in unison).

Retaining and reviewing every piece of music ever learned on a regular basis, in order to raise technical and musical ability. Review pieces, along with "preview" parts of music a student is yet to learn, are often used in creative ways to take the place of the more traditional etude books. 

Traditional etudes and technical studies are not used in the beginning stages, which focus almost exclusively on a set of performance pieces.

Frequent public performance, so that performing is natural and enjoyable."

Let's review more of the tunes from the Green Book, and try to perform a little more. 

I hope you're having a good summer. 

Regards, 
Scott




Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wild pears: "Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen with Health Law," beginnings of World University and School's online, Medical School and Hospital, WUaS would like to serve such communities as Riverside, CA, the Mississippi Delta, the Phoenix suburbs and Detroit, in the U.S. and other places around the world

http://www.theturkishcuisine.com/nature/resim/WildPearFruit.jpg

"Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen with Health Law"
by Ann Lowrey and Robert Pear of the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/health/policy/too-few-doctors-in-many-us-communities.html


Here are the beginnings of World University and School's online, Medical School, planned for all ~ 200 countries, and in many, many languages:

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

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Medicine)

And here is the beginning of WUaS's online Hospital:

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

(Imperial College London's 3-D virtual hospital which you can visit:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imperial%20College%20London/150/86/27)


World University and School would like to serve such communities that were mentioned in the above article, such as Riverside, CA, the Mississippi Delta, the Phoenix suburbs and Detroit, in the U.S. and other places around the world, especially, for example, One Laptop per Child countries and areas, with a shortage of physicians, as much via computer medicine as possible.





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Friday, July 27, 2012

Koala: WUaS plans to work with Wikidata, Wikibase and Semantic Wiki

http://www.australianvisitor.co.uk/koala.jpg


Wikidata is basically 'there,' and moving into the deployment phase as the database / backend for all 284 of Wikipedia's languages.

Wikidata:
http://www.wikidata.org/

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

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

Semantic MediaWiki:
http://semantic-mediawiki.org/



Congratulations and good luck, Wikidata - this is great news!


World University and School

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University),

like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare,

plans on working with Wikidata, Wikibase and Semantic Wiki, as well,

and developing in all 3000-8000 languages and ~ 200 countries,

as an open, free, wiki resource for people-to-people teaching and learning.


(WUaS also plans to offer free, online, interactive bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees in many, many countries and languages, accrediting on MIT OCW in California, to start, for its first matriculating, bachelor's degree class in 2014 at


 'The College at World University and School' -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School).


Startup World University and School would be interested in working closely with Wikidata.

All the best,
Scott

http://scottmacleod.com






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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Australia great barrier reef tortoise ... about playing a musical instrument, via Jerry Garcia, heading into space again and again with this ... neural cascades of pleasure ... and it's just a ballad ... Share more Dead music at World University and School's Grateful Dead wiki subject page

http://www.destination360.com/australia-south-pacific/australia/images/s/australia-great-barrier-reef.jpg

... about playing a musical instrument, via Jerry ...

"Great show ! I remember Jerry saying in an interview about this time in his playing he was practicing up to 8 hours a day with a minimum of 2 to 3 hours a day.He said if he did not play every day , after 3 days he would completely lose his edge,miss notes, not play sharp and have to practice back into it.We miss you Jerry !"

(A comment from this Dead show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldse7hpLphY :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldse7hpLphY) ...

added to the "Practicing / Playing a Musical Instrument" wiki subject at World University and School

... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument ... 


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Grateful Dead - Althea 03-28-81 ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQFeuAbLHro ...

heading into space again and again with this ... 


neural cascades of pleasure ... 


and it's just a ballad ... 







Share more Dead music at World University and School's Grateful Dead wiki subject page ... 

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










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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sierra Nevada Foothills, California: Interns and WUaS, Accreditation, Quaker-informed business process, Online MIT in all languages and countries, Especially for overachieving students, while remaining open as wiki for teaching and learning between everyone

http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/trees/Sierra%20Nevada%20Foothills,%20California.jpg

World University and School is a big project (planned for 3,000-8,000 languages and around 200 countries for free degrees; Wikipedia is in around 284 languages, by way of comparison) so getting out the word and connecting with some of Wikidata's core developers, for example, makes sense. WUaS incorporated in 2010 and got 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status in 2011.

WUaS is a wiki-aggregator of free, open educational resources, where people can teach to each other. WUaS would like to create free, online, Creative Commons' licensed, bachelor, Ph.D., law and MD degrees (in many countries, too, eventually), accrediting on MIT OCW, as well, but haven't yet begun to hire interns -

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

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


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WUaS plans to accredit formally in California with the same organization that accredits Stanford and Berkeley, as well as, for example, the Quaker, gap, high school, Woolman semester in the Sierra foothills. WUaS is using Quaker business process as we develop and scale; we're seeking to become a kind of online MIT in all languages and countries, especially for overachieving students, while remaining open as wiki for teaching and learning to everyone.

Accreditation at the Ph.d. / graduate level occurs with individual professional associations (e.g. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and other STEM subjects, Anthropology, etc. - all of which will be somewhat costly).


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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 (probably in United Nations' languages only - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, Spanish)








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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Water lily nymphaea peach glow flourishing: Super! ... "Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom" (6 minute video), 'Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness' wiki WUaS subject page, Gauging ENJOYMENT/Happiness/Flourishing, plus so many related aspects of learning in MIT OCW-centric "The College at WUaS"

http://www.orchids-flowers.com/wp-content/gallery/orchid-flower/water-lily-nymphaea-peach-glow-flourishing.jpg


Super! ... "Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom" (6 minute video) ...

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_norvig_the_100_000_student_classroom.html  ...


adding to 'Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness' -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Proof_of_Educational_Information_Technologies%27_Effectiveness

at World University and School :)


In addition, WUaS is planning to use surveys to gauge ENJOYMENT/Happiness/Flourishing,

plus so many related aspects of learning in MIT OCW-centric

 "The College at WUaS" -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School -


and potentially in all 3000-8000 languages and 200 countries ...


which will become a fascinating and ginormous database,

about not only enjoyment in learning,

but via the internet.





Monday, July 23, 2012

Red panda: NYTimes (7/17/12) article on "Coursera: Universities Reshaping Education on the Web," World University and School, by way of comparison, will be MIT OCW-centric, HarvardX/MITx+=edX What is it? Lab work? Some contributions WUaS can make to this conversation: Lab Work at WUaS, Conference Method

http://www.itsnature.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/red_panda.jpg

NYTimes (7/17/12) article on "Coursera: Universities Reshaping Education on the Web" - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/education/consortium-of-colleges-takes-online-education-to-new-level.html - exciting, but no talk of degrees or all 3,000-8,000 languages yet - and they've received so much money.

World University and School, by way of comparison, will be MIT OCW-centric (and edX - so especially HarvardX / MITx focused), plans to offer free, online bachelor (first in 2014), Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees, accrediting first in California and in as many countries as possible, and be an open people-to-people teaching and learning wiki in all 3000-8000 languages … http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ ...


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"MIT and Harvard announce edX: Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond."

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/mit-harvard-edx-announcement-050212.html


"What is edX? Answering common questions about MIT and Harvard’s new partnership in online education."

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/edx-faq-050212.html


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"Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/education/harvard-and-mit-team-up-to-offer-free-online-courses.html

"The Trouble With Online Education"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/opinion/the-trouble-with-online-education.html


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"What About the Lab Work?" (by Walter Lewin)
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/05/06/got-a-computer-get-a-degree/with-online-courses-what-about-the-lab-work


"One Course, 150,000 Students" (Anant Agarwal and simulated laboratories)



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"Berkeley to offer free online classes on edX"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/education/berkeley-to-offer-free-online-classes-on-edx.html


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Some contributions WUaS can make to this conversation, besides as wiki, MIT OCW-centric, in all 3000-8000 languages and 200 countries:

Laboratory courses online at WUaS (upcoming subject)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Laboratory_courses_online_at_WUaS


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MIT OpenCourseWare
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm







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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Green lizard in France: ... curious about generating 'la belle vie' - the good life, as culture, and which you can feel, vis-a-vis French milieus and language

http://images.suite101.com/418763_com_green_lizard_male.jpg


... curious about generating 'la belle vie' - the good life, as culture, and which you can feel, vis-a-vis French milieus and language ... and perhaps vis-a-vis yoga, as well, {esp. Angela and Victor's yoga ... http://www.angela-victor.com/index.html } ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga ... What is it in socioculture processes and the communal mental spaces that open to such flourishing living / eudaimonia ?

{http://scottmacleod.com/yoga.htm}




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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Birds on a branch in India: Heard Narayan Desai not too long ago, who had long, direct contact with Gandhi himself, and this was impressive and inspiring

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_i4HRY-IgD8E/TRJRijG4OaI/AAAAAAAAAEI/a9TGlGxES2Y/s1600/bbb.bmp


Heard Narayan Desai not too long ago,

who had long, direct contact with Gandhi himself,

and this was impressive and inspiring.


I heard him at UC Berkeley's iSchool,

and he speaks from his experience/heart,

with many experiences of being with Gandhi.

(I find the salutary effects of Hindu culture,

as well as India, fascinating, in many ways, anyway,

and I saw some of this in Narayan).



Narayan Desai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VNF-E4SmXs


There are two + subjects with themes related to what he talks about at WUaS:

Ahimsa, or nonharming -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ahimsa_-_Nonviolence_-_Pacifism_-_To_avoid_harming -

and Peace and Social Justice Studies -

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

with an invitation to hear him when he's next speaking near you

(he also spoke at the Berkeley Friends' Meeting House on 4/12/12),

and to 'edit a page' at WUaS about these themes.

(WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware).






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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mediterranean monk seal: "Museum Of Cycladic Art" in Google Art Project, World University and School Museums

http://www.gyatso.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mediterraneanmonkseal_ifaw.jpg


"Museum Of Cycladic Art" in Google Art Project ...

http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/museum-of-cycladic-art/ ...

will look to add to the main Museums. page at WUaS ...

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


WUaS plans to / would like to wiki-aggregate all museums with significant, free, online content, and in all 3000-8000 languages and 200 countries ...




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Monday, July 16, 2012

Cecropia moth caterpillar: "MIT Dorm Automation System Party Mode Activation" like 'eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology'

http://lifecycle.onenessbecomesus.com/Cecropia%20caterpillar%203rd%20instar%20link.jpg




Not exactly what we can focus on growing, together, in 'eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology' - 

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology)





but let's rock out, with this "MIT Dorm Automation System Party Mode Activation" 


'cello bow stroke' :) ... 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kYaPZ6eds




... will look to add to the 'MIT' and 'Media Lab at WUaS,' wiki subjects at WUaS, as well ... 

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology_-_MIT ... 




Thanks, Joi!







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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Polar bear on melting ice: Evidence for the relationship between parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere and hot, summer temperatures, in the aggregate?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/05/31/science/bear/bear-blog480.jpg



... wondering what the evidence is for the relationship between parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere

and hot, summer temperatures, in the aggregate,

over, say, the last 50 years ...


In other words, if the current ppm is around 390,

and 350 ppm could mean cooler, summer temperatures

(like in the 1970s on Cuttyhunk MA, in the summer?),

how do we get there,

and how can we find the academic papers that show this relationship,

given the complexity of climate science?


("To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million ("ppm")to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet." from http://www.350.org/ ) ...


Here's World University and School's Ocean and Climate Management Plan, wiki subject page, too ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_&_Climate_Management_Plan ...



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Here are some resources about this I just found and added to the WUaS OaCMP page above, and water level has been rising about .3 cm per decade for decades:


Coastal Conservation in the Context of Climate Change. 2008. [http://www.ci.uri.edu/ciip/projects/c5/RICC/temperature.html Coastal Conservation in the Context of Climate Change]. The Nature Conservancy.

Massachusetts CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION REPORT. 2011. [http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/eea/energy/cca/eea-climate-adaptation-report.pdf Massachusetts CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION REPORT]. September. www.mass.gov

One hundred seventeen year coastal temperature record reveals warming trends. 2004. [http://scienceblog.com/community/older/2004/10/20049077.shtml One hundred seventeen year coastal temperature record reveals warming trends]. University of Rhode Island.









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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sailing leaves: beautiful!!! Herreshoff-designed 'Buzzard's Bay 15,' Nathanael Greene Heereshoff's extensive and incredible sailboats


http://africanalchemy.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/falling-leaves-2.jpg



... just saw a beautiful!!! Herreshoff-designed 'Buzzard's Bay 15' (waterline measurement) ... 




with an invitation to (and will) start exploring and adding resources relating to 


Nathanael Greene Herreshoff's extensive and incredible sailboats 


(Captain "Nat" designed in Bristol, Rhode Island from the 1890s to the early 1920s) 




at the 'Sailing,' wiki subject 

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




- and perhaps the design subject, too - 

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






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Friday, July 13, 2012

Dragonfly eye up close: List of virtual worlds used for education by David W. Deeds, Exploratorium Tour - SF's Exploratorium's senior scientist Paul Doherty / Patio Plasma with Physics exhibits in Second Life, Immune Attack video game for learning about the immune system

http://spring2011unleashed.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_0120.jpg


List of virtual worlds used for education by David W. Deeds, as IT Manager/Teacher for Changchun American International School in Jilin Province, China, has been using 3D virtual worlds in K-12 (international) school education for three years: Second Life, OpenSimulator, Quest Atlantis and Minecraft. Alice and Unity3D ... will look to add to ...

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

and ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software#Virtual_Worlds_as_Fora.2C_Classrooms.2C_Building_Sites.2C_Design_Sites.2C_Art_Studios.2C_etc . ...


A related slideshow vis-a-vis the above presentation ...

http://www.slideshare.net/davidwdeeds/vwbpe-best-practices-showcase-3d-virtual-worlds-in-k12international-schools



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SF's Exploratoriums' senior scientist Paul Doherty's / Patio Plasma in SL Physics in Second Life are creative and push the virtual world science envelope -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E53tA7JGvk


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Minecraft is wonderful for young kids - my (GD) son is totally consumed by it. And it is infinitely more redeemable than the usual shoot'em-up games that he used to play before


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Some interesting glimpses into "Immune Attack," an online, video game that teaches interactively about the immune system (at the high school level) ... Here's what students think -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AI2yLjVxnU -

and here's a demo -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-NNB0ikSA ...

It's been posted at WUaS's free Educational Software, wiki page for a long time -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software -

but will look to add these videos.


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I've been impressed with the free Goethe Institute conversation and instruction here in SL, 7 days a week, for free - http://www.goethe.de/frm/sec/enindex.htm )


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glad to have found this about avatars in Google Earth recently, although no activity recently ....

togethearth ...

Experiment with Google App Engine to enable avatars in Google Earth ... http://code.google.com/p/togethearth/ ...

avatars in Google Earth and Google Street View would be great ...






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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Transparent animals: 7/14/12 {Open} Business Meeting – Agenda - at World University and School

http://www.chilloutpoint.com/images/2010/08/transparent-animals-wonders-of-nature/transparent-animals-wonders-of-nature-12.jpg




Dear Universitians,

World University and School would like to invite you to participate in our monthly business meeting this Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pacific Coast Time/ 12 noon East Coast Time. If you are in the U.S., all you need do is call the Free Conference Call telephone number, 1 (605) 477-2100, at the start of the meeting; you will need to enter the access code, which for this meeting will be: 522327#. If you are outside the U.S., please contact me immediately by email so I can give you specific instructions about participating.


Scott



World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
Saturday, July 14, 2012
9 am, Pacific Time



1. Welcome and Greetings - News







2. Committees



2.1 Planning 


seeking a recording clerk 




2.2 Finance


Treasurer's report



2.3 Information Technology



2.4 WUaS Outreach



2.5 Hiring planning 




2.6 Fundraising





3. WUaS Master Plan 




4. WUaS Business Plan



5.  WUaS Board




6. New WUaS pages and updates


a. Updates: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity






b. New pages: 



Arctic - Antarctic - Polar ice caps: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Arctic_-_Antarctic_-_Polar_ice_caps



Chips - Semiconductors: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chips_-_Semiconductors

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


Portuguese language
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Portuguese_language


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


Chukchansi language: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chukchansi_language

Academic Books at WUaS: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Academic_Books_at_WUaS


Maritime Law: 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Maritime_Law


Academic Journals at WUaS: 
7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments




8. Closure 



9. Next Meeting - Saturday, August 11, 2012 9 am Pacific Time
















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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

American robins and eggs: Harvard talk online about digital education innovation by author of "DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education," (Chelsea Green, 2010), - and Yale alumna

http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/amro_american-robin-nest_0082_rsz_ct.jpg


Harvard Tuesday talk online recently (June 19, 2012) about digital education innovation by author of

"DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education" (Chelsea Green, 2010)

and Yale alumna ...


"Who can Learn Online, And How?"

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2012/06/kamenetz ...

added this as reference to World University and School's Courses' wiki page,

where you can teach, learn and create educationally.

WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW.





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Monday, July 9, 2012

Fawn: World University and School is also for 'We the People,' Just as 'We the People' seem to have recently gotten universal health care thanks to ObamaCare


http://www.outdooralabama.com/images/image/fawn%20Kate%20Pugh%20web.jpg


Just as 'We the People' seem to have recently gotten universal health care thanks to ObamaCare -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act -

and a 5-4 US Supreme Court vote :) ...



World University and School is also for 'We the People' ...



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

World University Foundation: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation


SUBJECT TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE

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




where we can all teach and learn from each other for free and as wiki

(with MIT OCW academic standard and content) ...







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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Zebra Longwing Butterfly: Here's a further link about Quakers and Humanism, Nontheist Friends, Humanist Society

http://stuffy.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/image/4fa128b8d730701866000001/slideshow_1335961290_4096407.jpg



Welcome, B,

Here's a further link about Quakers and Humanism - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_%28magazine%29#Humanist_Society - in interesting entry about Humanism in Wikipedia.

I think it was ZA (who may no longer be on this list) who added the parts about Humanism and Friends in the Wikipedia "Nontheist Friends" entry, as well as some specific individuals - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontheist_Friend - which I began on 21 June 2007 ... seems long ago. Z has also written some about humanism and NTFs in years' past in this list, and I found his emails enjoyable and insightful.

I see a lot of overlap, yet, as I see things, it's the specific NTF history in these emails that perhaps defines some of the many differences between NTFs and Humanist, in ways similar perhaps to the way Quakers themselves can look to their own 350 year history to define their specific trajectory of caring, meeting and business meeting, organizations such as AFSC, plus so much more. This list has returned often to examining the significance of the word nontheism over the years, and in a Quaker / f/Friendly context, in my view, and this may be a key starting difference. And this word has come to be significant in the NTF groups' unfolding, vis-a-vis Humanism, and many other similar words. Other people's thoughts about this in this unfolding conversation?

Friendly greetings,
Scott




On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM, CE wrote:

Hi B and welcome to the group!

The Humanist Society (of Friends) did emerge from Quakers, but has since dropped "Friends" from their name. You can read more here: http://humanist-society.org/about/

The difference between generic humanists and nontheist Quakers is that Quaker have this funny habit of sitting in nearly total silence in a group for about an hour each Sunday. Explaining why we do this, and most generic humanists don't, is where the fun really begins!




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On 5/25/2012 3:18 PM, BW wrote:


I am a new subscriber to the NTF Discussion list, tlooking for input which would provide some clarification.   I have always considered myself to be a Humanist.  When I spoke to my husband about my intention to explore Nontheistic quakerism, he asked what was the difference between NTF and
Humanism. I had to admit that I was uncertain.  I believe there is a
humanist group in the U.S. calling itself Humanist Friends.  I would
appreciate some of your thoughts.
 Regards.  BW.






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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Anadyomene: Interesting to learn that Stanford Medical School has been recording their medical lectures for 28 years, Potentially very relevant for World University and School's beginning, online Medical School

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03mex/background/connectivity/media/wfgb_anadyomene_600.jpg


Interesting to learn that Stanford Medical School -

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/05/17/profs-reform-med-school-lecture-style/ -

has been recording their medical lectures for 28 years.


This is potentially very relevant for World University and School's beginning, online Medical School -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School -

where I've added this article as reference,

and where you can help shape a many languages, many countries online Medical School.











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Friday, July 6, 2012

Odd sea cucumber: Looking for a new computer? CNET, PCMag, All Things Digital, Consumer Reports, WUaS's Hardware Resource Possibilities, for free and low cost Hardware possibilities, especially for the developing world and OLPC countries

http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/Deep-Sea-Census-BeyondSunlight09-sea-cucumber.jpg


Looking for a new computer? ... I'd pick from the top of the list, comparing "CNET Reviews" - http://reviews.cnet.com/ - with PC Mag reviews - http://www.pcmag.com/reviews - with "All Things' Digital" reviews - http://allthingsd.com/ ... as well as other comparative and objective reviews, like Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org/ (online by subscription) ... I enjoy the benefits of identifying what computer I want and why before I get it ...


And here is WUaS's Hardware Resource Possibilities, for free and low cost Hardware possibilities, especially for the developing world and OLPC countries, for example:

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







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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wild otters play: Watsu - water shiatsu - history, Watsu, wiki subject page (at WUaS)

http://www.discoverwildlife.com/sites/default/files/images/wild-otters-playing-in-the-sun-jane-adams.preview.jpg


"In the early 1980s Harold Dull, ((former) director of the Harbin School of Shiatsu and Massage in northern California), began to apply the stretches and moves of Zen Shiatsu in warm water. In the years since, with the help of countless others in classes, clinics and spas around the world, Watsu has evolved into a leading edge Aquatic Therapy. It has also served as a source of inspiration and impetus for several other forms of water therapy, which have developed either along side or directly out of the 'Watsu experience'. Three of the most prominent forms are Waterdance, Healing Dance, and Jahara Technique." (http://www.watsu.org.nz/index.php?page=history-of-watsu)

Watsu, wiki subject page (at WUaS)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Watsu_-_water_shiatsu ....











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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Searching for Bonobo in Congo: F/friends, Interested in Bonobos, friends and peace-issues?


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6734798891_f3d16932c1.jpg


F/friends,

Interested in Bonobos, friends and peace-issues?

I'd recommend de Waal's book "Bonobos," the first chapter of which you'll find on the WUaS Bonobo chimpanzee page below. And here's a recent email of mine to this nontheist Friends' email list, which I added to my blog -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/06/double-helix-thoughts-about-evolution.html. I've added other emails to this NtF list with thoughts about what NtFs might learn from Bonobo here (haven't  explored vice versa yet) here - http://scott/-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Bonobo%20chimpanzees - and here - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/nontheist%20Friend. And here's World University and School's Bonobo chimpanzee page for further (somewhat academic) idea sharing, including videos, about Bonobos - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bonobo_chimpanzee. It's the peace aspect of Bonobos - no known fatalities among them - emerging via evolution by natural selection which I find so relevant for Friends, and which I hope Quakers and NtFs might even learn from.

Is their 'peaceable kingdom' (the Congo isn't these days - it's a democratic republic with a fair amount of violence - perhaps WUaS could help lessen this) because of their sexuality?

With f/Friendly greetings, Scott




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Very glad to see the new book "Networked: The New Social Operating System," Added this book to Network Society, Internet Studies, and 'Society, Technology and Science,' Hi, Association of Internet Researchers


B and L, (June 30, 2012)

Great and thanks.

I added this

Rainie, Lee and Barry Wellman. 2012. Networked: The New Social Operating System. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

as reference to the following World University and School (which is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW with free degrees planned for a first, matriculating, online, Bachelor's degree class in 2014, accrediting on MIT OCW in CA), wiki subjects:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Network_Society and
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Internet_Studies and
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Society,_Technology_and_Science
...

I'll look to use it in the related course I teach, as well.

Thank you for writing this,
Scott

http://scottmacleod.com
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University


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Hi Scott,

Just looked at your links... Could you contextualize these a bit? How long do these courses run? Surely not a single semester with all the readings assigned, right?
Thanks,

B.B., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in New Media




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Hi, B.B. and Association of Internet Researchers,

WUaS has two wings (http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2011/07/overview-of-wuas-world-university-and.html).

One is free, online, MIT-centric degrees, - accrediting on MIT OCW. While this is an unfolding process, WUaS would like this to be taught by edX (MITx / HarvardX) professors beginning in 2014, if at all possible, teaching with MIT OCW courses, or similar, in spaces like Google + video hangouts (using the Conference Method), for free degrees, with WUaS accrediting on MIT OCW in California. WUaS would like to attract overachieving students, who might otherwise go to MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Cambridge, for example. Free, students would still pay for books, and living expenses, and probably live in the same room from which they attended high school, studying over four years through something like 32 courses for the undergraduate degree. The professor would decide what was assigned, - and WUaS seeks to develop a high standard as an accredited, online university. WUaS would like to become a kind of online MIT, and potentially - a huge vision and process - in all 3,000-8,000 languages and 200 countries; Wikipedia is in 284 languages, by way of comparison. Like MIT's classes, the courses beginning in autumn 2014 would run for around 15 weeks.

The other wing is open people-to-people teaching, as a wiki. Someone, for example, could teach to their web camera (e.g. Sal Khan), or add a new subject, and share a reference, moving toward interactivity. Here you could teach a course or a 3 minute video (which so many people are already doing), post it, and WUaS would aggregate such.

(WUaS is also planning an online Music School - eventually in all languages / all instruments, as wiki pages, to start, - with collaborative, real time, music making. We'll have to move beyond the present lag in the internet, for this. Here are the beginnings of this -  http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School - with jamming and improvisation possibilities, especially. And here are some Music Playing Spaces happening already - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/06/music-playing-spaces-on-wednesdays-and.html ).

WUaS would like faculty and graduate students to steward specific, wiki, WUaS 'Subject' pages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects - as well as the other main WUaS pages and focuses, which you'll find here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/02/three-main-it-foci-at-world-university.html.

This is some context: MIT OCW is the center of WUaS's academics, with free bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D., degrees planned, seeking overachievers (applying just as students would for other U.S. universities), for an internet-centric university and school.

All the best,
Scott



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BB:

Thanks for indulging my curiosity, Scott. But the reading list for each wiki course is not limited to a single semester, I would think. That's a lot of reading :)


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Scott:

Each wiki, WUaS, Subject page would indeed involve a lot of reading :)




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Monday, July 2, 2012

I started piping for


I started piping for 

I started piping for 
that little gaff-rigged yacht, 
with brown foresail, 
and a greenhouse for a cabin,
as it sailed into the pond 
of Cuttyhunk, 
past the Alert dock -  

it  was something about 
its funkiness and freedom - 
looking like a Chinese junk, 
with a hippy woman 
at its helm -
which inspired me to play. 

Out, solo-sailing, 
free and exploring, 
I wanted to make music - 
to bagpipe - 
with its music 
as it sailed in, 
so I started to play, 
and she smiled, and waved 
from her craft, 
holding her course 
into this harbor 
to anchor. 

I had been playing just earlier, 
awaiting the Alert ferry, 
to pipe it in, 
with old friends aboard. 

The ferry came in, 
the music happened, - 
piping can soar, - 
and in the melee of 
people getting off, 
communitas happens 
on Cuttyhunk, at  
ferry arrivals.












June 30, 2012