Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter
revisiting this recent, February 2, blog entry -
"Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter, MOOCs!!! because ... WUaS and MOOCs, Old School, New School learning?, 'Theories of Learning,' 'Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness,' 'Media Lab at WUaS,' The new school is YOU wiki teaching, Highlights of some key benefits of MOOCs per this talk, in addition to scaling, and then compare with WUaS's approaches and potential collaborations"
per questions of conceiving of race for a talk at UC Santa Cruz in a "Philosophy of Race" course this week there ...
MIT OCW Translated Courses -
Philosophy of Race, UC Santa Cruz talk, and World University and School, Tuesday, February 18, 2014
WUaS and conversation among all languages (and hence 'races')
Let me think through further about possible readings concerning generating flourishing (a question I'm interested in), 'inter-racial,' knowledge-oriented, "transcommunality" and dialogues online - both philosophically and academically - and vis-a-vis wiki, MIT OCW-centric World University and School, planned for all 7,105 languages and 242 countries, with a focus on the developing world and One Laptop per Child countries. Academia.edu is one good example of this thus far, but it's quite academic paper-oriented as a form of dialogue. (Perhaps I can stream the class in a Google + group video Hangout - with its own recording capabilities to Youtube, - to open conversation possibilities as an experiment, in addition to UCSC video-ing it, per your email).
I'm excited for the possibility of online learning dialogues growing, and between all languages (Wikipedia is in 287 languages, and MIT OCW is in 9 languages), as ways of contributing to your philosophy of race course conversations. Are you familiar with this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn0i2v87woU - by any chance? It will be a starting place for our conversation on Tuesday. If everyone in the course could watch it beforehand, that would be great.
In the conversation I'd like have with your class on Tuesday, I'll focus on social and cultural aspects of questions about race (e.g. per your
Realism, Antirealism, and Conventionalism about "Race"
by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
https://www.academia.edu/5053103/Realism_Antirealism_and_Conventionalism_about_Race_), and vis-a-vis startup, all languages, wiki, MIT OCW-centric World University and School, which would like to become the MIT / Harvard of the Internet and in all languages.
Conference Method of Teaching and Learning -
As examples, and vis-a-vis the Internet,
Africa - World University and School Links, with each country and language an university or school -
African languages at WUaS Links (all are planned) -
Martin Luther King, Jr. -
15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.
STEM Education - Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics' WUaS Links
Media Lab at WUaS
... both are planned for large languages.
Languages' links at WUaS -
WUaS Universal Translator
Google Translate (build on this)
Language conversation in Google + group video Hangouts (and virtual worlds) in all languages, as beginnings of universities in each language
With abolitionism forward, Quakers have, for centuries, questioned racism, and created learning opportunities, and thus cultures, for people of all races.
While much re-visiting questions of race was much informed by the activism of the 1960s and 1970s, this conversation among the people, and many, extends today into Google Hangout communities ...
As a kind of digital anthropology of race,
here's famed black panther leader Bobby Seale, living in the East Bay of the SF Bay Area who invited me to this new G+ group ...
Seize the Time-Black Panther Party, 60's & Beyond
And, academically, here's Kwame Zulu Shabazz, with a recent Harvard Ph.D. in Anthropology, who focuses particularly on questions of the color black and on Africa ...
On the WIKI of WUaS side, people of different ethnicities, races and languages all over the world have
Creative, potential to start and develop a new, wiki SUBJECT at WUaS
Conversation between people, teachers and learners ...
Google group video Hangout + face-to-face interaction for matriculated students, as well as virtual worlds ... for inter-lingual and inter-racial conversations ...
Learning opportunities for teachers at WUaS, and in all languages ...
YOU can teach and/or create a new, wiki, subject page, and in any language ...
WUaS plans to extend the following degrees into many large languages online -
The College at World University and School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School
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:
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