Main, WUaS points in the writing of a grant to the DRK Foundation 9 April 2013
"Submit a Proposal
After filling out some basic information about your organization in our online process, you should attach two files (PDF preferred): a brief proposal and a resume of the founder(s).
In no more than a 3 page proposal, please provide the following information:
The mission and objectives of the organization.
> World University and School's mission (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware), - in reaching out to the entire world, is to provide a free, wiki-based, education platform and, through facilitating the development of broadband worldwide, to make our service accessible to under served parts of the world. The WUaS mission is thus to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning opportunities (and future degrees) through an open, editable wiki in all languages, nation-states and subjects with great universities, and for One Laptop per Child countries and everyoneObjectives.
> Wiki World University and School plans to be the MIT / Harvard of the internet in all 7,413+ languages and the 205+ countries, building on MIT OpenCourseWare, and also potentially extends MIT OCW into all languages and countries online.
> WUaS is also planning MIT OCW-centric, Creative Commons’ licensed, bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees, including online Medical (as well as an hospital) and Law Schools, as well as International Baccalaureate diplomas, accrediting on MIT OCW, in many languages and countries, first in English, then in the United Nations' languages, then in languages with large populations, especially in the poorest parts of the world and in Africa. WUaS also plans to create wiki schools for people-to-people teaching and learning in all 7,413 languages; Wikipedia is in 285 languages, by way of comparison. (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/03/gila-trout-mit-media-lab-faculty.html and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Master_Plan)
Innovative solution description: A description of the organization's program design and implementation plan. Explain how your organization will improve on existing efforts and how your approach is systemic and unique. Be sure to describe existing programs and how yours will differ.
> WUaS, like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, plans to move from its current Wikia wiki to the new, C.C. Wikidata database / repository currently being developed for Wikipedia's 285 languages, by core developers in Europe for the Wikimedia Foundation, on the wiki side of WUaS, for both open teaching and learning, and in all languages and countries.
> On the academic side of WUaS, WUaS plans to accredit on MIT OCW video / audio courses (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/), for planning purposes, and hire graduate student instructors, potentially, for example, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Princeton graduate students to teach these classes using the Conference Method (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning) in Google + group video Hangouts (http://plus.google.com/hangouts), and eventually in many, many languages, with especially a MIT-centric, STEM focus (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/STEM_Education_-_Science,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics).
> Since WUaS is MIT-centric, as well as great Universities-centric (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings), and, like MIT OCW, is Creative Commons' licensed, and will offer accredited, free, online, university degrees (in addition to the I.B.), and in many languages and countries, and is wiki (editable web pages, for idea-generation), WUaS improves on all existing platforms and projects, such as edX and Stanford Coursera. WUaS is also unique in these ways.
> In terms of comparing and contrasting WUaS with other online projects, see - “Speciation and finches: Comparing and contrasting salient aspects of visible, online, University, educational projects, with these criteria: 1. offered this many courses, 2. had this many learners participate, 3. and its web interface technology worked like this, 4. certification offered, 5. business model” http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/01/speciation-and-finches-compare-and.html on January 14 and 13, 2013 in Scott's blog) -
- and also - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/04/sage-grouse-here-are-some-differences.html ).
An indication of the organization's tangible results to date, as well as an explanation of how you plan to measure organizational outcomes and success in the future.
> World University and School incorporated in 2010 in California as an educational corporation, received 501 c 3 federal tax-exempt status in 2011, and accreditation is a 3 stage process with WASC senior, where WUaS has to graduate its first undergraduate class, probably in 2018, before we can finish the third stage of accreditation.
> WUaS currently has 574 wiki subject pages, with x language pages and x country pages, each of which will become their own school or accredited university. These are WUaS's main pages and focuses - “Three, main, I.T. foci at World University & School, Music School, Universal Translator, Virtual Harbin Hot Springs/Earth as 'classroom'” and the 10, main, WUaS, foci pages - Courses , Subjects, Languages (All), Nation States (All), You at WUaS, Research, Educational Software, Library Resources, Museums, Hardware Resource Possibilities in 3000-8000 languages -
> Wikidata and repositories, databases allow for remarkable measurements and 'metriticization.' WUaS will seek faculty from great universities to design all kinds of studies of how students learn, what enjoyable learning is (Csikszenthmihalyi's research on enjoyment as an absorbed mind, and challenge at the right level, will be one body of psychology literature WUaS research engages), as well as cross-lingual and longitudinally, with a very long time horizon. MIT OCW-centricity makes possible an integrated and STEM-centric university curriculum for comparative and rigorous research.
An explanation of how the organization, over time, will be nationwide in the US or global (2 or more countries) in scale.
> World University and School plans to scale into all 7,413+ languages (per “The Ethnologue”) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages - and 204+ countries (per “The Olympics”) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States. WUaS would like to develop a MIT OCW-centric, accredited, online university in each of the 204+ countries, in the main languages there, offering the above Bachelor, Ph.D., law, MD, degrees, and I.B. Diploma, with headquarters, and first accreditation, in California.
An explanation of the main sources of financial support that your organization will use to sustain your work over time.
> World University and School plans for both an endowment through fundraising from foundations, governments and companies, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Business_Plan - as well as a bookstore / computer store for textbooks, and intellectual resources in all countries and languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_(New_&_Used)_at_WUaS. WUaS currently has about $1,000 in the WUaS bank account.
Please attach a standard resume for the entrepreneur(s), not simply a text bio."
> Scott MacLeod is the Founder, President, CEO and Head Clerk (using F/friendly/Quaker language) – CV at the bottom of this page - http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm .