Monday, September 9, 2013

White throated needletail swift: Exploring a Khan Academy and World University and School partnership, MIT OCW Scholar and IB Programme (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)

Hi Jame and Aat,

Thanks, Aat, and greetings, Jame! I'm enjoying reading Sal Khan's "The One World Schoolhouse" a lot!

MIT OCW-centric World University and School is seeking its first undergraduate class of applicants (and advertising for this for the first time in "Western Friend" magazine this month) this autumn to matriculate online at accrediting WUaS in the fall of 2014. Free and MIT OCW-centric WUaS has gotten the 'green light' from the state of California (BPPE) as well as WASC senior (which also accredits Stanford and UC Berkeley and about 160 other colleges and universities on the west coast and some overseas), and we plan to submit the BPPE forms by the end of this month. For planning purposes for our undergraduate degree, in terms of content, see -

WUaS is very MIT OCW-centric, initially, for our degree side (with first matriculating classes for degrees' bachelor in 2014, Ph.D. in 2015, law in 2016 and M.D. in 2017 as well as I.B. high school diplomas-perhaps in 2015, first in English, then in United Nations' languages, and then in large languages ... ), although on our wiki side, we welcome you or anyone to teach to your web camera, for example, or start a new, wiki, Subject page - WUaS is also great universities-centric in terms of Creative Commons' licensed and related content - e.g. - and for quality of resources, and in as many languages as possible.

WUaS would like to explore an initial partnership with Khan Academy for I.B. diplomas, potentially matriculating a first, online class in 2015, and accrediting with the International Baccalaureate organization on MIT OCW Scholar, in part - - in the 6 U.N. languages, - English, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and French - of which they appear to accredit at present in only three languages - English, French and Spanish.

IB Programme (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) -

I just met in Cambridge, MA, with the MIT OCW external relations' direction about 2 weeks ago, after he took me out to lunch in January 2012 at MIT, and WUaS just received a MIT OCW Translation Affiliate agreement from them to translate MIT OCW into Indonesian (one of WUaS's board members is a lecturer at the University of Indonesia). MIT OCW is in about 8-9 languages presently. In exchange for free, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW-centric degrees and diplomas, WUaS also plans to study how students learn, inter-lingually, with MIT OCW as key content in many, many academic disciplines and languages as a basis, and Khan Academy seems to focus in-depth on such questions and research, especially. On the wiki side of WUaS, we also plan to be in all 7,105+ languages and 242+ countries as open, wiki schools (with MIT OCW-centric, university degree programs in quite a few of them). The new, C.C., Wikidata database, written for Wikipedia's 285 languages, will be a remarkable resource for this.

Jame, would you be available to video conference or talk on the phone further about a potential partnership between World University and School and Khan Academy?

Thanks and best,


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