Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Honduras Rosewood: The WUaS International Baccalaureate programme, MIT OCW High School, I.B. Online Diploma, STEM centric Khan Academy

Hi Duncan,

Nice to see you at San Francisco Friends' Meeting yesterday.

Here's the WUaS International Baccalaureate programme I mentioned - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme.

World University & School's main, free, degree focus is at the college/university level, accrediting on MIT Open Course Ware, and in as many as 50-100 languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages / countries -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States. But as World University & School moves toward accreditation, and potentially in conjunction with Quakers/F/friends, especially in the SF Bay Area, WUaS would also accredit at the high school level for free, online, International Baccalaureate, California, high school diplomas (which are already free on the ground at public, high schools), on Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW High School - http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/introductory-mit-courses/ - as early as 2015.

WUaS would plan to do this with the International Baccalaureate, both because of its international focus, as well as its online pilot program here - http://www.ibo.org/diploma/development/dponline/index.cfm - and in conjunction with Quakers.

In addition to STEM-centric, C.C., MIT OCW High School resources, WUaS would like to engage the developing best, free online resources, including Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/.

AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science classes, and other AP classes, will be central to WUaS I.B. High School.

I met with Stanford Emeritus Professor Patrick Suppes at Stanford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Suppes), who has been very central in developing online Stanford high school resources for gifted youth over the years among so much else, around 2 years' ago.

I've included a friend from SFFM who works at SF Friends School here, too, since WUaS's I.B. programme could easily carry on from SF Friends K-8 school.

With F/friendly regards,


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