It was nice to talk with you earlier today.
Here's a little about WUaS per your request for information: World University and School is like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare, and is planning Creative Commons' licensed (so free), online, accredited MIT OCW-centric, university degrees in English first, and eventually in many languages and countries; I'm posting below the WUaS Admissions' page with links to the degrees+ WUaS plans to offer, beginning with a Ph.D. (2015), Law (2016), and M.D. (2017), and about which WUaS is interested in exploring a long-term collaboration with Reed. While World University and School is course-centric, WUaS is also planning wiki schools in all 7,105 + languages and 204+ countries, each a wiki, Subject page to begin, for open, people-to-people teaching and learning.
WUaS Admissions' page with links -
Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.
World University Law School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.
World University Medical School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.
WUaS International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme: http://worlduniversity.wikia.
And here's a helpful overview blog entry from WUaS's blog -
"Three, main, I.T. foci at World University & School, Music School, Universal Translator, Virtual Earth as 'classroom'"-
I met with former Reed President Colin Diver for an hour in his office in Elliott about 2 or 3 years ago to talk about WUaS; he gave me a copy of Harvard Business Professor Clayton Christensen's "Disruptive Innovation" at the end of our talk. And I've inquired about the possibility of meeting with Reed President John Kroger in the upcoming future to talk also about Reed College and World University and School collaborations, especially vis-a-vis WUaS's online graduate programs.
A Reed-WUaS collaboration could particularly benefit Reed in terms of reaching many more high achieving undergraduate student applicants, - perhaps with a current goal of 5,000, up from the present 3,000 applicants, and an eventual goal of 50,000 applicants, which is significantly more than Harvard College's 34,000 applicant pool - if great students knew that great MIT OCW-centric, graduate programs (Ph.D., Law and M.D. - and in many languages) in a Reed-WUAS collaboration were possible, and online for free! Let's explore this collaboration richly to get the word out!
WUaS would like to become the MIT / Harvard of the Internet and in all languages and countries.
And WUaS just got the 'green light' from the state of California to begin the accreditation process.
I look forward to meeting you as a Reed Trustee at 4 in San Francisco, vis-a-vis our developing Reed College and World University and School collaboration conversation.
Reed College and WUaS Media -
I'm very glad to have gotten this entry in the recent "Metamorphosis" edition of the Reed Magazine (June 2013) ... which I've posted here below in its entirety. Here's the note:
1985: Scott MacLeod sends readers an invitation to engage startup World University and School, worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University, "which is like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), at which people can openly teach and learn what they'd like. WUaS is inviting Reedies to develop the many pages of WUaS, and in many languages, much like Wikipedia. "While WUAS will always be a wiki (editable web pages), WUaS is MIT OCW-centric, and planning to offer free, online, MIT-centric, Creative Commons-licensed, bachelor, PhD, IB, law, MD degrees and beginning with a first, matriculating bachelor's degree class in 2014, but expanding soon, then, into the six United Nations' languages and some lingua francas of Africa." Scott says that WUaS plans eventually to hire interns, as it becomes financially operational, to develop much of WUaS, but is searching now for volunteers. See questions, ideas, and observations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And here's how I'm citing this note:
Reed Magazine. 2013. 1985: Scott MacLeod sends readers an invitation to engage startup World University and School, worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University, "which is like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), at which people can openly teach and learn what they'd like. Class Notes, p. 49, June. ("Metamorphosis" issue). Portland, OR: Reed Magazine.
And here are some other recent WUaS mentions in Reed College media:
Reed on the Road 2013: Campaign Edition (as the third response)
Scott MacLeod says:
February 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Scott '85 suggests interning at World University and School (wiki/startup)