Saturday, May 31, 2014

Box turtle: Traveling to Reed College (Portland, OR) then Haverford College (Philadelphia, PA) re: developing MIT OCW wiki World University and School ... WUaS baby steps (financially) are good for years, but eventually the baby needs nourishment to grow ... Are a luffing sailboat which needs wind, and maybe a sailing boat shipyard (e.g. for Yankee clipper ships), better metaphors?, WUaS will be able to join FAHE (Friends Association on Higher Education) by heading to this Quaker educators' conference at Haverford, Quaker colleges' graduates feeding into free WUaS? Infuse with a kind of Stanford ethos? Quakers and chocolate companies' book


Donald,

Heading to Reed College (Portland, OR) for a reunion then to Haverford College (Philadelphia, PA) for a Quaker colleges' educators' conference in the next 2 weeks, and ...

re: developing MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School ...


WUaS baby steps (financially) are good for years,

but eventually the baby needs nourishment to grow ...


Are a luffing sailboat which needs wind, and maybe a sailing boat shipyard (e.g. for Yankee clipper ships ... as developing wiki online WUaS universities, including for Law, Medicine, Ph.D., Bachelor, and International Baccalaureate degrees, as well as fun and flourishing in STEM and high achieving learning, since WUaS is MIT OCW-centric), each wiki page at WUaS, as well as Law and Medical schools, etc., each a different sailing vessel, as well, better metaphors?  ...


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Looks like WUaS will be able to join FAHE (Friends Association on Higher Education) as a development of heading to this Quaker college educators' conference at Haverford with intangible benefits ...

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Here again is a list of the Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE) Quaker schools' members from their website, as well as conference information - http://quakerfahe.com/ :


Barclay College ▪ Bryn Mawr College ▪ Earlham College ▪ Earlham School of Religion ▪ Friends University ▪ George Fox University ▪ Long Island University Global ▪ Guilford College ▪ Haverford College ▪ Malone University ▪ Pendle Hill ▪ Swarthmore College ▪ Whittier College ▪ William Penn University ▪ Wilmington College ▪ Woodbrooke Study Centre


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Will some of the graduates of these mostly Quaker colleges feed into STEM-centric, MIT OCW-centric, Friendly-informed, C.C. (so free) World University and School's graduate programs?


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And how also to infuse into MIT OCW-centric WUaS a kind of Stanford ethos (academic excellence, high achievers, innovation, ethical entrepreneurship, California and funkiness?)?


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And I may return a San Francisco Friends' Meeting library book about Quakers and chocolate companies - Deborah Cadbury's “Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World’s Greatest Chocolate Makers” - this Sunday (see too this New Yorker article - http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/10/the-quaker-capitalist-and-the-chocolate-factory.html) which I think I'd rather get into in audio-format.





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Friday, May 30, 2014

Cross-pollination: Amazing developments with information technology and the physical world abound ... Tangible Media at MIT ... We can all aggregate such amazing innovations at WUaS, in all languages, and rif with them, and from home, both on the wiki wing of WUaS, as well as in the degree wing :), Added this a few days ago to the "Media Lab at World University and School" planned potentially for all 7,106 languages, and which inter-lingual cross-pollination should facilitate so much more creativity and innovation all in relation to mobile computers vis-a-vis WUaS


Amazing developments with information technology, media and the physical world abound ...


Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtfD_rJ2hE


Leithinger, Daniel and Sean Follmer (and overseen by Professor Hiroshi Ishii). 2013. Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media. Cambridge, MA: Hashem AL-ghaili Youtube channel.


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We can all aggregate such amazing innovations at WUaS, in all languages, and rif with them, and from home, both on the wiki wing of WUaS, as well as in the degree wing. :)


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Added this above a few days ago to the ...


Media Lab at World University and School -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School


which is planned potentially for all 7,106 languages ... and which inter-lingual cross-pollination should facilitate so much more creativity and innovation ... and potentially all in relation to mobile computers in one form or another ...


















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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lynx: Planning to teach "Information Technology and the Network Society," on behalf of WUaS, this autumn 2014, This course asks: What is information technology, broadly conceived?, This course is free, open and a fascinating exploration of the IT revolution, Some links for your planning purposes


Planning to teach "Information Technology and the Network Society," on behalf of WUaS, this autumn 2014 beginning in September on Harvard's virtual island (not on Harvard's faculty) in Second Life as well as in Google + Hangouts ... paralleling last autumn 2013's course ...


This course asks:

What is information technology, broadly conceived? How did it develop? Who did it? What has been the process of diffusion into the economy and society? How and why did the Network Society take shape? What of the implications of networks in the Information Age? In this course, we’ll analyze the interaction between society and contemporary information technologies, in a multicultural and comparative perspective. In doing so, we’ll examine what data and evidence are in the social sciences, how it is used, and how it is interpreted.



This course is free, open and a fascinating exploration of the IT revolution ...

Here are some links from last year for your planning purposes ...

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2013/09/information-technology-and-network.html

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/09/turtle-doves-autumn-wuas-free-open.html

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/10/peacock-mantis-shrimp-conference-method.html

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/world-university-and-school/9afYkOtSOUU



Last autumn, people in Indonesia, India, Europe, the US and south America amazingly participated in this conversation ...


To participate, get a Google Plus profile and a Second Life avatar ...

Come join this course this autumn ...

All the best,
Scott






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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

British ancient woodland: Steeleye Span ~ "700 Elves Around the Wood" ... 700 Steve Jobs Around the World ... University and School ... 700 Steve Jobs Around the WUaS? ... Yes ... yes ... yes ... times 10 and 100 and 1000 ... for YOU can wiki-teach, wiki-create and wiki-learn at WUaS, "Seven Hundred Elves" lyrics, "Folk Rock Music" and "Rock and Roll" wiki subjects at WUaS ... WUaS would be interested in hiring Reed College students as interns especially in academic subjects as we begin to grow, And WUaS seeks to become a very creative and flourishing (and fFriendly) MIT / Harvard of the Internet


700 Elves Around the Wood ...


Seven Hundred Elves - Steeleye Span


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxyZt2hjS0

Youtube comments ... :)

Stream


This song comes from a Danish folk song, and the elves with long tails were actually trolls. 
Reply
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Classic Rock via Google+

1 year ago



Classic Rock : Do it again
Back to the 70's

Steeleye Span  - Seven Hundred Elves
From the album : Now We Are Six (1974)

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Steeleye Span - Seven Hundred Elves (1974)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--gpp4K-AbU


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Here are this song's lyrics ...

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Steeleye_Span:Seven_Hundred_Elves ...

I hadn't read them before.


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"Hair: the Tribal Love Rock Musical" ... comes out of similar time in song, and soars in a similarly creative way ...


Hair- Aquarius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oq_IskRIg

Lyrics:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/aquarius-lyrics-hair.html


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Folk rock music -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Folk_rock_music


Rock and Roll -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Rock_and_Roll


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How about ...


700 Steve Jobs Around the World ... University and School ...


Yes ... yes ... yes times 10 and 100 and 1000 ...

for you can wiki-teach, wiki-create and wiki-learn at World University and School ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...

and potentially in any language ...


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WUaS would be interested in hiring Reed College students, where Steve Jobs went to college in the 1970s, and especially as interns especially in academic subjects as we begin to grow ...


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Barbaricina Colombine (Aquilegia barbaricina): Harvard Business Review asks - "What is CULTURE in one word?, Customs?, "What is the single most important quality for a leader to have?," Arete and Virtu, This blog, and my Harbin ethnographic book ... also explicitly engage questions of counterculture vis-a-vis the culture idea



Harvard Business Review asks:

What is CULTURE in one word?

Harvard Business Review in LinkedIn asks: What is culture (in one or two words)? ...


My reply:

Identity networks ... e.g. Quaker bankers of the 19th century. (I'm also engaging aspects of Professor Manuel Castells' conceiving of culture, for example, in his trilogy "The Rise of the Network Society" which theorizes the information age and global information capitalism ...  (http://scottmacleod.com)

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/What-is-CULTURE-in-one-3044917.S.5874887483736489988

(See, too - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/What-is-CULTURE-in-one-3044917.S.5874887483736489988?qid=0d152abe-aa74-4905-995b-d61e1027390a&trk=groups_most_popular-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmp_3044917)

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The number of responses to this HBR question when I looked recently was around 1,500 ...


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I'd also add that "shared understandings" from a kind of emic perspective, and mileu / context (e.g. the Harbin Hot Springs' pool area, warm pool and valley all shape / influence its counterculture) from an etic perspective, inform my current working thinking about socioculture.


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Apple 2.x dictionary:

• the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group : Caribbean culture | people from many different cultures.
• the attitudes and behavior characteristic of a particular social group :


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There are so many definitions of culture by so many people in this business social networking site - who are all crowdsourcing a definition, in a sense, "by the people" ... this is fascinating vis-a-vis Anthropology's many very focused approaches (e.g. ethnographies, papers and books) to conceivings of culture ... for more than a century and a half.


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Harvard Business Review also asks

What is the single most important quality for a leader to have?

My reply:

I'll offer two ideas: skill and excellence (Arete and Virtu) ... drawing my definitions from ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy (e.g. http://www.emachiavelli.com/Mach%20and%20Plato.htm ).

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Harvard-Business-Review-3044917?home=&gid=3044917


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The number of responses to this HBR question when I looked recently was around 4,900 ...


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I draw for these latter ideas from Reed College's Freshman Humanities' course in its second semester (Italian Renaissance).



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... will add this blog entry to the WUaS Anthropology wiki subject page, which will eventually become a (wiki) Anthropology department, and in many languages ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology



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Monday, May 26, 2014

White heather: Wow ... great Scottish fiddle from Ryan McKasson based in Tacoma ... wonderful surprise ... "The McKassons - Culloden," Flyer for some upcoming performances of Ryan and Cali McKasson in the SF Bay Area, Added to the "Fiddling" wiki subject at WUaS


Wow ... great Scottish fiddle from Ryan McKasson based in Tacoma, Washington (state) ... wonderful surprise ...



Ryan McKasson Cali McKasson Sitting in the Stern set SFSF spring concert Santa Rosa, California 2010


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Xftjny0FE


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And also a treat ... by the McKassons, a brother/sister Scottish fiddle/piano duo located in Tacoma, WA ... 

The McKassons - Culloden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQ4KVDk_HU



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Here's a flyer for some upcoming performances of Ryan and Cali McKasson in the SF Bay Area ...

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=892531b121&view=att&th=1463652a8f0f2407&attid=0.1.1&disp=safe&zw


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Added the first video to the "Fiddling" wiki subject at WUaS ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Fiddling







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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Manitoulin species: Idea comes to mind


Idea comes to mind


Idea comes to mind
Feels fertile
Neurophysiology changes ~ poem ...





























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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lichen: Free class on biochemistry and chemistry IB or Cambridge GCE exam courses at WUaS? How to register?, WUaS "International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme" and "Admissions" (and will redirect to "Registration") wiki pages, WUaS Chemistry page and links, MIT OCW high school chemistry, Khan Academy chemistry ... for related free courses, WUaS is also wiki with an invitation to add helpful online chemistry resources you find, Here too is the "Green Chemistry" wiki subject page at WUaS



Dear World University and School

Hello my name is Kenny and i really appreciate this site and wanted to take a free class on biochemistry and chemistry IB or Cambridge GCE exam courses Is it possible to register im in adult student and can't afford the science classes I need for admission can you help me please and enjoy your weekend.



Hi Kenny, 

Thanks for your inquiry about free online classes in biochemistry and chemistry IB which World University and School is eventually planning as a high school diploma programme. 

Here's the World University and School International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme - 


where WUaS is planning Creative Commons' licensed (so free) MIT OCW-centric, IB diplomas some years hence. 

Admissions and Registration for all degree programs will eventually be accessible via -  http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links . 

See the WUaS Chemistry page and links -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chemistry#World_University_and_School_Links - as well as MIT OCW high school chemistry - http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/chemistry/ - and Khan Academy chemistry for related free courses and open educational resources https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry . 

Here, too, are many other free online course offerings at WUaS's "Course listings aggregates" ...  http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Course_listings.27_aggregates ... in which you may find free chemistry courses.

WUaS is also wiki - and is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW - so please add helpful chemistry resources you find by clicking 'edit this page' or even teach chemistry to your web camera and add it to wiki WUaS. 

Thank you for your inquiry, and please let WUaS know what else might be helpful to you. 

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best,  
Scott 





Here's the "Green Chemistry" wiki subject page at MIT OCW-centric WUaS (planned for large languages) ... 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Chemistry ...

(And here's this blog entry from today with all of this email thread, that is with my response to your timely and topical IB Chemistry questions vis-a-vis WUaS ... 
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/lichens-free-class-on-biochemistry-and.html)


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Q:

So is there a course I could register to take the IB COURSES.


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There isn't a course, or a way to register, to take IB Courses at World University and School presently unfortunately, and I couldn't find one that costs something online either. WUaS would like to offer an IB programme as soon as we can, and we'll explore offering single courses as well, if we can.

In searching the web for related resources, I found this IB Chem web site - http://ibchem.com - recently, and added it to the WUaS Chemistry wiki page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chemistry.

I think there's an email address on their site, and they might know something WUaS doesn't. Please try contacting them.

If you wanted to spearhead registering WUaS as an online IB Course provider, say for IB Chem courses, please let me know.

Best,
Scott





On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 1:03 AM, Kenny wrote:

Hello my name is Kenny and i really appreciate this site and wanted to take a free class on biochemistry and chemistry IB or Cambridge GCE exam courses Is it possible to register im in adult student and can't afford the science classes I need for admission can you help me please and enjoy your weekend.



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