Very nice to talk with you on Saturday, and thank you for your phone call.
I'd like to outline a pitch to a representative of the University Funding Program Partnerships at your company for your thoughts, if it's possible that I might meet someone for a cup of coffee about this:
World University is planning to graduate geologists, geophysicists, scientists and engineers based on MIT OCW online. World University would like to make possible applied science courses online to make prospective geologists better educated than they are - and at your company. For example, World University would like to offer online (MIT OCW) geology and petrology courses to Nigerians and Bangladeshis who are working for your company to improve their training.
Here is the MIT OCW-centric Geology subject/school at World University - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Geology.
You can find this here at Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at WUaS:
And here is a Petrology course from MIT OCW-
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-109-petrology-fall-2005/ - as an example, which you'll find on the World University Geology department.
And you can find MIT OCW Geology courses here - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/ - and where I just newly found this Petrology course, which I added to the Geology subject/school, with courses not yet for credit.
And for students whose English is poor, here's a "Learn English" Google + Hangout -
https://plus.google.com/communities/116896170154804056086/ - which you'll find here at WUaS's "English as a Second Language" school - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/English_as_a_Second_Language.
A high school graduate could learn English and take many geology courses presented by MIT profs first in English classes Google group video Hangouts. WUaS is planning to hire graduate student instructors from MIT, Yale, Harvard and Stanford, for example, to do the grading, and interactively teach the material to complement the MIT OCW and Yale OYC professors in video.
Would it be possible to ask your University Funding Program Partnerships for $50,000?
If this is possible what kind of timeline might we be looking at? World University would like to get the state of California's Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) registration?
M, As a followup about licensing, WUaS (and you too) can use CC licensed MIT OCW and Yale OYC, and World University can accredit upon them, but WUaS is now substituting "best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare" for all MIT OCW per the MIT Name Officer. And anyone who engages MIT OCW itself can't use their name in any kinds of out reach. Here's a recent "Licensing Clarification" in a blog post - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/01/licensing-clarification-from-mit-ocw.html - (and also here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/01/mit-use-of-name-officer-creative.html) if you're interested. CC MIT OCW (and in 7 languages) and CC Yale OYC are amazing STEM resources, - and WUaS can accredit upon them, and offer them online around the world! Best, Scott