Friday, November 30, 2012

Scottish Independence and currency questions, History, Identity, "The Scotsman" News' Articles about Independence, Alex Salmond on video


If you were Scotland and heading for independence with a vote in the British Isles in 2014 or beyond, which currency would you choose for Scotland's long term prosperity, - institutionally-wise, especially (e.g. exchange rate mechanism, UK banking regulations, etc.)?

a. British pounds' sterling (the keeping of which, against the Euro, has probably benefitted the U.K. in all those little currency exchange costs, for one)?

b. Euros and the benefits of one currency for trading in Europe, and lessen reliance on the English pound?

c. A Scottish currency of its own, and benefit from all those little currency exchange costs, but without the benefits of one currency for trading in Europe?

d. other


Scottish independence after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn - and "Scots Wha Hae" which is the title of a bagpipe tune and patriotic poem by beloved Scots' poet Robert Burns: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_Wha_Hae) and the Act of Union in 1707 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707 also known as "Union of England and Scotland") all inform far-reaching, Scots' identity questions, for which this currency question is also significant.

Scots are saying in "The Scotsman" articles below they'll keep the pound and join the European Union, seeking an exemption for the EU requirement, which both the U.K. and Denmark now have.

See, too, Scottish Independence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_independence


I'll post this to the WUaS wiki Economics' under questions -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics#Select_Questions.2C_Inquiries.2C_Problems


as well as to the WUaS Scotland page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Scotland#Select_Questions.2C_Inquiries.2C_Problems .


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Some articles from the newspaper "The Scotsman" in Edinburgh:


EU 'will welcome us with open arms'


http://www.scotsman.com/news/eu-will-welcome-us-with-open-arms-1-2609729


Economist plays down euro adoption


http://www.scotsman.com/news/economist-plays-down-euro-adoption-1-2638712

Independence 'means uncertainty'






http://www.scotsman.com/news/independence-means-uncertainty-1-2612335


Scotland would struggle to retain currency union with UK says man who helped to engineer break-up of Czechoslovakia

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scotland-would-struggle-to-retain-currency-union-with-uk-says-man-who-helped-to-engineer-break-up-of-czechoslovakia-1-2663767

Edinburgh Agreement warning issued


http://www.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-agreement-warning-issued-1-2665961


UK warning in independence debate


http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-warning-in-independence-debate-1-2664822


SNP supporters could join Greens


http://www.scotsman.com/news/snp-supporters-could-join-greens-1-2611734



Cameron and Salmond sign Scottish referendum deal: Politics live blog


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2012/oct/15/salmond-cameron-scottish-independence-referendum-live



Scottish independence: Yes Scotland signs up 143,000 supporters


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-20539259



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Alex Salmond announces plans for Scottish independence referendum - video




http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2012/jan/25/alex-salmond-scottish-independence-referendum-2014-video





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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Anemone chromosomes and Speciation: How to extend flourishingly MIT's STEM resources and vis-a-vis WUaS's STEM_Education_-_Science,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics, and to invite highest quality, people-to-people, science teaching and learning, such as, for example, in Wikipedia entries?

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/images/anemone3.jpg


How to extend flourishingly MIT's STEM  resources - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ -, 

and vis-a-vis World University and School's -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/STEM_Education_-_Science,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics - 

to many, many languages (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages), 

and to invite highest quality, people-to-people, science teaching and learning, such as, 

for example, in Wikipedia entries? 


Both are fascinating questions that World University and School can help with and facilitate in many ways, and for which WUaS needs monies. 




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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Olm (proteus anguinus): MIT ChemLab Boot Camp Reality TV Chemistry class comes to a close, WUaS's 1st matriculating class (e.g. 2,000 1st semester students in 2014?) may also be graded on a Pass / Fail basis, to get familiar with a MIT-centric education and the focus that's part of this

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XMUx2EHQT14/TjdonV5BSUI/AAAAAAAAAEw/Jki-q4NRN8M/s1600/1200961891.jpg


MIT ChemLab Boot Camp Reality TV Chemistry class comes to a close:


11. Pass/Fail | MIT ChemLab Boot Camp



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VvpqIVwsuc



While MIT OCW-centric World University and School plans grades for most of its 32 courses for its bachelor's degree, WUaS's 1st matriculating class (e.g. 2,000 1st semester students in 2014?) may also be graded on a Pass / Fail basis, to get familiar with a MIT-centric education and the focus that's part of this.







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Olm (proteus anguinus):

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYumHUw7zUQyw6VTVCAvWN58Cyw7-F69nTciE39UFJnnEatPNV

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSaR42UPCxhI3BPHVGwVCagSAXF1yrPFDCdM9t1wILudKosjFgK


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Utricularia: CALIFORNIA GETS MIT with WUaS, which is - Free, MIT, and Wiki, - and so do Spanish-speaking lands, for example, and United Nations' languages, and even everyone in all 7, 413+ languages and 205+ countries, Exciting progress with the Digital Public Library of America, WUaS and Libraries around the world growing from the DPLA?

http://www.sarracenia.com/photos/utricularia/utricgibba001.jpg


California gets MIT with World University and School, which is - Free, MIT, and Wiki, -

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

(complementing Stanford and Berkeley and CalTech + so many other great California universities)


and so do Spanish-speaking lands, for example,

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


and United Nations' languages (Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, Russian, Spanish, plus probably Portughuese and Swahili, lingua francas of Africa, to begin), with free bachelor, Ph.D., I.B., law and M.D. degrees:


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

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

The College at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School

Conference Method of Teaching and Learning: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning

Honor Principle at World University: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Honor_Principle_at_World_University

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

WUaS International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme



and even everyone in all 7, 413+ languages and 205+ countries ...

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

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


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Exciting progress with the Digital Public Library of America, -

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/11/digital-libraries/building-a-digital-public-library-of-america/ -

with its planned opening at the "Free to All" Boston Public Library in April 2013,

as well as an organizational model with which to come into conversation with in developing World University and School ...

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


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How to engage MIT and Harvard fully vis-a-vis WUaS?


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In what ways will WUaS and Languages, Countries and Libraries around the world be able to grow, libraries-wise, from the DPLA?






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Monday, November 26, 2012

Flower power: Manuel Castells' definition of counterculture, Engaged counterculture in this way in my UC Berkeley talk, "Naked, Virtual Harbin" book, New protest movements and viral media (from an UK digital anthropologist)

http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/wolimages/flowerpower.jpg

I was just reading Manuel Castells this morning and came upon this definition of counterculture:

"Environmentalism has also nurtured some of the counter-cultures that sprang from the 1960s' and the 1970s' movements. By counter-culture, I understand the deliberate attempt to live according to norms different, and to some extent contradictory, from those institutionally enforced by society, and to oppose those institutions on the ground of alternative principles and beliefs"

(p. 174, Castells, 2004, "The Power of Identity," 2nd edition, Volume II of Castells' trilogy "The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture," Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing).



In the talk I gave at UC Berkeley on November 2, 2012, in the Anthropology department entitled -


Naked, Virtual Harbin:
An Anthropology of Erotisme and the Touristic Imaginaire

Abstract (6 minutes)
http://youtu.be/p8gur9SMPlw

Talk (1 hour 59 minutes)
http://youtu.be/op2W_V5xUtM



I engaged counterculture in this way : "But briefly, in this {Naked, Virtual Harbin} book, counterculture is a progressive de-reification or de-thingification of culture, with orientations toward freedom, protest, resistance and reversal, vis-a-vis those cultural processes influenced by modernity."



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And to bring this into the present in another way, and digitally:

"New protest movements and viral media" - March 26, 2012
http://johnpostill.com/2012/03/26/new-protest-movements-and-viral-media/



... may add to WUaS's Social Media, wiki, subject ... 

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







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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flowers of Evolution: Out from our evolutionary soup of vast history, symbolically, what is consciousness and how does this function?, Philosophy_of_Language, Consciousness, Brain_and_Cognitive_Sciences, Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology), Relaxation response, Quaker Meeting

http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/2007/fig_h2.jpg


C and L,

Looking forward out from our evolutionary soup of vast history, symbolically, what is consciousness and how does it function are very interesting questions, in terms of evolution, philosophy and brain / bodymind science, which we are broaching with ever more sophistication, even with the ongoing challenges of definition. (I tend toward the school of 'new mysterions' (e.g. Nagel and McGinn, for two) in doubting that we'll ever be able to ask and answer what consciousness is fully, because what consciousness is seems irreducible especially cross-species-wise - "What is it like to be a bat?").

Here are some related, wiki, subjects for further exploring this at World University and School, which is like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare:

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

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

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


While I've broached the question of eliciting qualities of loving bliss neurophysiology in any number of qualities of bodymind experiences, with MDMA and musical experiences as two, significant, reference experiences which are replicable and get close to experiences of love in my book, to us Nonttheist Friends on this list a number of times, here again is a wiki, subject page at World University and School for further exploration of this:

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

N, I see eliciting loving bliss neurophysiologies as some of the best experiences of life, and as kinds of 'heavens,' metaphorically, and which would help a lot of people if we could learn better how to elicit this brain chemistry, naturally, in so many ways. What's the on/off switch, the 'cello bow stroke,' metaphorically, and / or where's the dial for eliciting loving bliss when and as we want, in so many qualities, varieties and intensities, are my main, current, questions about this. And the relaxation response and Quaker meeting help me find a kind of centering and attuning for further exploring this biology in unfolding creative ways.

What do you all think?

With f/Friendly greetings,
Scott




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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rose: What problem is WUaS trying to solve in your language, Innovative Biological Engineering science, WUaS plans to become a first tier university, a MIT/Harvard of the internet, Networking with and coming into communication with the presidents of Harvard/ Faust, MIT/ Reif, Stanford/ Hennessey, Yale/ Salovey (incoming), Princeton/ Tilghman (outgoing) and Cambridge/ Sainsbury, - and perhaps a best university in Germany?

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs/images/memoir15rose.png


Hi G, 

Happy Thanksgiving weekend in Germany, and for your good suggestion for a Google + Hangout to generate conversation about the need for WUaS, or what problem is WUaS trying to solve in your language. 

If people are interested in degrees from MIT, I think they'll be interested in free, Creative Commons' licensed, STEM-focused, MIT OCW-centric bachelor, Ph.D., I.B., law and M.D. degrees, and in many countries and languages ... and this could be a good proposition to focus such discussion in a hangout. Matriculating overachieving students (Germans, too) to the free, online, MIT-centric bachelor's degree course of study in English in 2014 is WUaS's focus presently. And while entrepreneurship is part of this focus, with our Business Plan, WUaS also plans to generate a worldwide, MIT-centric, knowledge-oriented conversation. 

WUaS is also somewhat Quaker-informed in terms of making education available worldwide as a service, and especially good science education. 

I enjoyed your video, - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWk6sLxQlN8 - and think you understand what Americans in particular are attuned to both in terms of surveys/studies, and cost focus, in offering opportunities for new science. I added the video to two WUaS pages, and right next to Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust's moderation of a panel on genetics at Harvard, on one page: 



I also added your co-authored paper in WikiGenes - http://www.wikigenes.org/e/mesh/e/27630.html  - to some of the above WUaS pages. 

I think President Drew Faust has a particular interest in Genetics and Genomics, - and as a historian of the American Civil War. Why not try to make contact / network with her? 

WUaS plans to become a first tier university, a MIT/Harvard of the internet, and would like to come into communication with the presidents of Harvard/ Faust, MIT/ Reif, Stanford/ Hennessey, Yale/ Salovey (incoming), Princeton/ Tilghman (outgoing) and Cambridge/ Sainsbury and perhaps a best university in Germany (what would you suggest?) - especially vis-a-vis sharing of library resources, and similar exchanges. 

The next Startup Boards' WUaS student Board business meetings are on December 1 and 15. And you're welcome to participate in the actual WUaS monthly business meeting on December 8th. 

Best, Scott





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Friday, November 23, 2012

Bay Checkerspot Butterfly - Euphydryas editha bayensis: Gentle, easy yoga video for neck challenges, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, as well!

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0411/0391.jpeg


Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, as well!

Here's a gentle, easy, yoga video I just found on the web which I think would be helpful for neck challenges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjwHL8-b-VM.



I'll add it to World University and School's 'Yoga,' wiki, subject page, which has further helpful yoga resources, (and which we can all edit as wiki): http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga.

With Friendly greetings,
Scott

(A Quaker Friend in England wrote with Thanksgiving greetings as well as with neck pain, to which this is a reply).







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Thursday, November 22, 2012

California Red-legged Frog: WUaS into ALL other languages and countries with Spanish, for example, Translation, Bookstore/Computer store, So, in Spanish, for example, how to build on the Chinese course you're developing, for instruction in Chinese from Spanish, and then for all of MIT OCW at WUaS?

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2749/5840045028_e3166a2d5c_m.jpg



Juan, 


In terms of MIT-centric WUaS in Spain, and Spanish-speaking lands, for example, there are a few focuses that could be helpful to think through together... 


Letting people know about Free and MIT OCW-centric WUaS in Spanish, 

1. Facilitating translation of Creative Commons licensed MIT-centric WUaS into Spanish, with something like Amara Subtitles +, 



2. Letting people know about the Bookstore Computer store eventually - 


eventually in Spanish for textbooks and books for WUAS courses 


3. Building faculty and interactivity for eventual group video conferencing in, for example, Google + Hangouts, for teaching and learning 


4. Teaching what you'd like at open, wiki WUaS


These are the steps for developing WUaS into other languages. 



And in terms WUaS's Board, here are some wiki Subjects you expressed in ... 


Volunteers' wiki subject page - 



"To Do List" - 




WUaS is beginning to develop first in United Nations' languages as well as in lingua francas in Africa. 

So, in Spanish, for example, how to build on the Chinese course you're developing (building on this - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/foreign-languages-and-literatures/21f-101-chinese-i-regular-spring-2006/ ?), for instruction in Chinese from Spanish, and then for all of MIT OCW at WUaS? 


World University and School, like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare, plans to be in all 7,413 + languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages - and 205 + countries - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States - as open wiki schools, and also plans to offer free, online, MIT-centric bachelor, Ph.D., I.B., law and M.D. degrees, in many languages and countries. (Wikipedia by way of comparison is in 285 languages). 




In many ways, World University and School is planning universal, MIT OCW-centric education, with people-to-people teaching and learning. 


Happy Thanksgiving! :)





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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mission Blue Butterfly: MIT OCW High School-centric I.B. Schools online at WUaS, Innovative and fun, in the way teenagers enjoy, Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

http://www.missionblueproject.com/images/Mission%20Blue%20male%20opening%20his%20wings.jpg


In what ways can and will World University and School develop its online, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW High School-centric, International Baccalaureate (I.B. - http://www.ibo.org/) schools in the six United Nations' languages (Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) and probably Portuguese and possibly Swahili (both lingua francas of Africa), to begin, to be innovative and fun, in the way teenagers enjoy ...

http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/ ...

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

and in a way which potential students like Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone, Africa, may benefit from and enjoy immensely?


Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

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







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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dromedary: Accreditation and WUaS paying for students who don't finish their degrees, Accrediting in Germany and other countries?


Hi Scott!

Thanks for this great hangout. As said, you do a very promising project. It all depends on the right execution. 
Thanks for the accreditation plan. I saw, that you have to pay for a defined number of students. My experience is that only a tiny fraction of registered student do really the course. I have no real statistics, but it might be less than 10%. How will this work, if you have to pay for accreditation on a per student base?

Have a nice weekend!

Best
G



Hi, G, 

Thanks for for participating this morning in WUaS's 2nd Student Board Meeting in our Stanford 'Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship' course, and from Berlin - the 1st Student Board Meeting is accessible here ... http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm - and especially for adding so much to these WUaS Board conversations. WUaS seems still to be 'babystepping' along in terms of execution / executing our mission, and I'll be excited when the baby begins to run holding hands, let alone gets a little bigger than it is now. 

In startup WUaS's seeking of overachieving undergraduate students, who might otherwise go to MIT, H.Y.P. Stanford, Cambridge, et al., one way WUaS will try to approach the question of attrition, is through a careful Admissions' process - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School. The more students who apply - and from Germany, too - the more likely we can choose students who say they'll complete the 32 required, MIT-centric, WUaS courses, and then do so, and then receive their bachelor's degree. And of the %7 or so who finished Sebastian Thrun's and Peter Norvig's 'Intro to A.I.' SINGLE course, 160,000 or so signed up by entering their emails ... and WUaS will probably require 32 courses. (I don't know the numbers in MIT professor and edX president Anant Agarwal's "Circuits and Electronics," but I think they are similar). Free and MIT, and online, on a comparative basis may be very compelling, but WUaS doesn't want to throw away monies due to attrition, and good, (online), support services (which are more jobs WUAS can hire for), may be part of the answer (paralleling a recent Reed College development). 

Can you think of any foreign universities in Germany, who have accredited in Germany for equivalent degrees to a bachelor, Ph.D., I.B., law and M.D. degree? What are some of your insights into this process? 

And I'm curious about your further thoughts about your Leukippos synthetic biology company and crowdsourcing, to develop this conversation, especially vis-a-vis eventual WUaS students, possibly? 

Did you, by any chance, save the links from the chat area of the Google + group video hangout? (I closed that browser window too early, and would like to share them with people in an email).

Have a great weekend. 

Best, 
Scott





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Friday, November 16, 2012

California Clapper Rail: Google's impressive Executive Chairnan Eric Schmidt at the Computer History Museum, I gave Eric some WUaS flyers afterward, Google has so much money, he said, He and the other 2 heads of the great company Google have all gone to Burning Man with its paralels with Harbin Hot Springs

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/256x384/8235_3181/2553/0091.jpeg

Google's impressive Executive Chairnan Eric Schmidt at the Computer History Museum, with CEO John Hollar, yesterday evening, (I was typing this message originally on this great Android operating system which he's partly spearheading, to post on a G+ Profile).

I gave Eric some World University and School flyers afterward -

http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFriendsFlyerforProspectiveStudentApplicants.pdf - and -

http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSNoticeArchive.html.

Google has so much money, he said, and he's significantly  responsible for this, since 2001.


I hope WUaS's financial situation changes as a consequence of meeting him and building a relationship with him and Google.

He and the other 2 heads of the great company Google have all gone to Burning Man with its paralels with Harbin Hot Springs. :)

(See, too, the Computing History wiki subject at WUaS -

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


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Here's the Computer History Museum's YouTube channel -

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3C17323C3E4F269A -


and here's a previous talk from this by Eric Schmidt (beginning at 13:50), introduced by John Toole and others, from 2001:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFgOGgHS0Gg&list=PL3C17323C3E4F269A


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And here's are some online exhibits at the Computer History Museum -

http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/ .






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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grey partridge: Learning with parents, How to invite parents in to the MIT OCW-centric learning conversation?, Matriculating students at WUaS will probably hang out with their friends from their neighborhood, as well as with their new friends online.

http://www.vogelwarte.ch/assets/plugins/directresizeLite/cache/page_stress__rebhuhn_01_w700_h472.jpg


... is curious about the cultivating the role of parents in the home, in co-learning with their matriculated, undergraduate kids in 2014 and beyond, at The College at WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School  ... How to invite parents in to the MIT OCW-centric learning conversation, so that all learn (or not), but the sociality is potentially beneficial with overachieving kids living at home for 4 years. 


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Matriculating students at WUaS will probably hang out with their friends from their neighborhood, in terms of sociality, as well as with their new WUaS co-student friends online.






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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Geum triflorum: Added this NYT's book review to the 'Theories of Learning,' wiki, subject page, I like this theory of learning, especially ... 'nose in a book ... and book buddies ...', What would be hippy approaches to learning?

http://fredburwell.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/geum-triflorum-1.jpg


... added this NYT's book review -

Annie Murphy Paul. 2012. School of Hard Knocks: ‘How Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough. August 23. New York, NY: New York Times Book Review -

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html -

to the 'Theories of Learning,' wiki, subject page at World University and School ...

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


How does such succeeding relate to information technology and learning ?


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I like this one, especially, which you'll also find at 'Theories of Learning' ...

'nose in a book ... and book buddies ...'


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What would be hippy approaches to learning?
(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hippies)

Home schooling?

Active participation in your local public school

Schooling within the tribe?

Learning from the land?

... and computer based, as well, e.g. in the "The Next Whole Earth Catalog" ...





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Monday, November 12, 2012

Jesup's milk vetch: Love it ... "How a teacher in El Salvador became an advocate of massive open online courses," "Sookmyung Women's University’s SNOW Launches OCW Translations" in Korean and especially in sciences, I hope WUaS will be able to help facilitate OCW Translations in all 7, 413 + languages and greater than 205 countries, An invitation to talk about and organize OCW TRANSLATION in your language or country

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/about/episodes/ep_01_2011/images/01.jpg

Love it ... "Online Courses Put Pressure on Third-World Universities: How a teacher in El Salvador became an advocate of massive open online courses, and why hardly anyone listens to him yet.http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506336/online-courses-put-pressure-on-third-world-universities/ .... please spread the word about WUaS, as well ...http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States ... Free and MIT ... :))




and ... "Sookmyung Women's University’s SNOW Launches OCW Translations" (http://www.snow.or.kr/code/mo/) ... http://ocw.mit.edu/about/media-coverage/press-releases/snow/ ... 



Amara subtitles ... 
http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/




I hope World University and School will be able to help facilitate OCW Translations, such as a Sookmyung Women's University’s SNOW in all 7, 413 + languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages - and greater than 205 countries - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States ... with an invitation to talk about and organize OCW TRANSLATION in your language and/or country. 


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Coastal Manroot: Most complete Quaker libraries in the British Isles, as well as small, interesting ones?

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What would Friends suggest are some of the most complete Quaker libraries in the British Isles, as well as small, interesting ones? For example, what's in London, and are there any at Old Jordans, Brigg Flatts, etc.? (I added Friendly collection pages from Haverford, Swarthmore, Pendle Hill and Tripod, the last of which is a catalog of Bryn Mawr's, Haverford's and Swartmore's bibliographic holdings to World University and School's Quakers' wiki page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends). I haven't checked in the San Francisco Friends' Meeting's small library itself yet, though.




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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sand Blossoms (Linanthus parryi): Minutes from today's - 11/10/2012 {Open} Business Meeting – at World University and School

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Minutes from today's - 11/10/2012 {Open} Business Meeting – at World University and School


World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – (hour-long meeting)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9 am, Pacific Time



1. Welcome and Greetings - News


a. Business meeting in a Google + group video hangout

The WUaS business meeting this month is in a Google + group video hangout, accessible here on a main, WUaS G+ page - https://plus.google.com/115890623333932577910/posts - to facilitate international communication. 


b. Welcome

Welcome to Juan Mendez in Spain.

Welcome to Stefanos Kapetan in London, and originally from Greece.


Welcome to Tito Dimas in Jakarta, Indonesia


c. "World University and School, Student, Board / Team's 1st meeting 3 Nov 2012" 


"World University and School, Student, Board / Team's 1st meeting 3 Nov 2012" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR0y7Z4saHI . (This is a good conversation, and overview of WUaS, from a Stanford Coursera course Scott is taking called "Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship" with people from all over the world).  



d. World University and School's NEW YouTube video channel: 



e. WUaS's second annual Board meeting

Last month's WUaS business meeting was also WUaS's second annual Board business meeting, a significant milestone 



2. Committees



2.1 Planning committee

see Master plan and Business plan below


2.2 Finance

a.
Treasurer's report for October 2012


b.

WUaS's $100,000 capital campaign for 2012

Getting the WUaS annual appeal letter in the mail this week, for WUaS's $100,000 capital campaign for 2012, and preparing for WUaS's $125,000 capital campaign for 2013 -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/$100,000_Capital_Campaign_at_World_University_and_School_for_2012 - and -

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


c. 

WUaS's business plan is an endowment one

Our business plan is an endowment one, so fundraising, grant writing and networking with philanthropists - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Business_Plan - and with an online (and eventually on-the-ground) Bookstore / computer store (new and used) -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_(New_&_Used)_at_WUaS - first, as we begin to offer Creative Commons' licensed MIT OCW High School-centric International Baccalaureate diplomas and CC MIT OCW-centric bachelor's in the 6 United Nations' languages plus Portuguese and Swahili probably, since they are both lingua francas in Africa. Amara subtitles will help crowdsource some of the MIT OCW and Yale OYC video courses' translation, as a start.


d. 

Quaker bookstore with vendors, who have said they'd like to collaborate with WUaS, (and WUaS's board has said they would purchase probably Quickbooks POS v. 11 2013 with multistore as online bookstore software for many countries and languages eventually) to call together a few, online bookstore / computer store software companies with questions, before calling Quickbooks POS themselves with last questions before purchasing, then setting up WUaS's online bookstore, engaging the Quaker bookstore's inventory and vendor, in anticipating of selling textbooks etc.. 



2.3 Information Technology

a.

Wikidata / Wikibase update -


As World University and School moves from the Wikia wiki to Wikidata / Wikibase, WUaS will probably become an 'instance of Wikibase,' which is in development. Creative Commons' licensed Wikidata / Wikibase is currently under development by a core team of Wikimedians / Wikipedians in Europe, with Wikipedia's 285 languages in mind. (And I just learned that WUaS will probably become an 'instance of Wikibase' in Wikidata office hours only on Tuesday). 

Whether free, MIT OCW-centric WUaS can facilitate application writing for Android and iPhone OS, et al., in many, many languages, is an item for future WUaS monthly, business meeting agendas. 


2.4 WUaS Outreach

a.


World University and School's NEW YouTube video channel: 



b.

Friends / Quakers

Distributed WUaS flyers at College Park Quarterly Meeting (Quaker) in the foothills of the Sierras in October, and began a CPQM ad hoc email committee 

http://scottmacleod.com/WUaSFriendsFlyerforProspectiveStudentApplicants.pdf


c.

Media

Sent this press release - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2012/10/press-release-for-world-university-and.html - to around 25 newspapers + including the NYT, the WSJ and FT



2.5 Hiring planning


2.6 Fundraising

- looking for a new WUaS Board member to focus WUaS fundraising


2.7 Nominating committee

Seeking committee members, facilitators and recorders


2.8 Languages' committee



2.9 Accreditation committee

WUaS has talked with WASC senior in California for about 45 minutes, and is planning to accredit on MIT OCW, for the bachelor's degree (with WUaS's 1st matriculating class in 2014), and department by department, for this online, Creative Commons' licensed university and School. Ph.D. accreditation for first, online matriculating class beginning in 2015, will also be department, by department. WUaS is serious about accrediting well and thoroughly, with WASC to start, and then around the world, but we need to begin to scale for this. There's a workshop in April 2013 with WASC which WUaS is currently planning to attend. 



3. WUaS Master Plan

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


4. WUaS Business Plan

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


5.  WUaS Board

- is looking for a new Board member to focus WUaS fundraising


6. New WUaS pages and updates

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


b. New pages:

Delaware language http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Delaware_language


$100,000_Capital_Campaign_at_World_University_and_School_for_2012
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/$100,000_Capital_Campaign_at_World_University_and_School_for_2012

$125,000_Capital_Campaign_at_World_University_and_School_for_2013http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/$125,000_Capital_Campaign_at_World_University_and_School_for_2013

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

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

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

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Planned_Giving_Donors%27_Club_at_World_University_and_School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


c. Blog entries:

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/11/mariposa-lily-accreditation-language.html 

7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments



8. Closure


9. Next Meeting - Saturday, December 8, 2012, 9 am Pacific Time


Scott MacLeod

President and Head Clerk











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