Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Siskiyou Mountains salamander: Systems Thinking, and new "Management Information Systems" wiki Subject page with MIT OCW / Yale OYC, ISSIP presentation

Dear Gerald, 

Thanks for an edifying overview ISSIP presentation this morning about systems' thinking. Per your talk, I found a West Churchman text at the top of this MIT OCW reading list in a course entitled "Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design" here - - and will look too to add it to World University and School, the startup online best STEM OpenCourseWare-centric (e.g. CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC) wiki university (planned for degrees for large languages and most countries). 

In searching MIT OCW - - for "systems thinking," I found these many MIT OCW courses, some of which are in its Engineering Systems Division and others in the Sloan School of Business MIT OCW -*&output=xml_no_dtd&§ionlimit=WT%252Ecg_s%3ACourse+Home%7CWT%252Ecg_s%3AResource+Home&as_dt=i&oe=utf-8&departmentName=web&filter=0&courseName=&q=systems+thinking&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0 - (hope this comes through for you).

And in planning further for World University and School and thinking in terms of systems' thinking, per my question, it's the directionality of the planned CC (free) online degrees that I think is important vis-a-vis your response. 

To give you an idea of how WUaS works, I just created a new "Management Information Systems" wiki Subject page - (accessible from here - ) - and added your 2014 video - - to this new WUaS page. I also added links to and from this page to these related WUaS wiki Subject pages - Business Management - - and - "Engineering Systems Division " - with their many MIT OCW and Yale OYC courses, some eventually for credit for online degrees. 

Thank you again for your talk, and I welcome further your thoughts about how planning ideas might emerge from systems' thinking and might inform the development of wiki CC World University and School, for example, as we move from our current ~700 WUaS Wikia wiki pages into our new wiki, WUaS in MediaWiki -

Thank you again, Gerald, and looking forward to being in touch. 

Friendly regards, 

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President 
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tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010. )



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