Dear Larry and Universitians,
Nice to talk with you in WUaS monthly business meeting just now, Larry and friends.
Here are other main links to online courses from Yale, some of which are free, including CC Yale OYC (http://oyc.yale.edu/). Creative Commons' licensing is WUaS's main focus in order to offer free online courses:
Online Yale.edu courses -
Coursera / Yale -
It's interesting that Yale went with Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/
yale), with is for-profit, and that Yale isn't a partner in edX - https://www.edx.org/schools- partners; (see, too: http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/05/harvard-mit-edx-adds-15-partner-institutions).
Here's discussion of Yale's mission for knowledge generation online - http://news.yale.edu/2012/
Since Coursera is a for-profit organization I recently heard, I want to learn more about edX's mission and licensing (https://www.edx.org/about-us)
Since the following goals and principles are from edX:
Expand access to education for everyone
Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
Advance teaching and learning through research
Open source platform
.. and since edX principles include being a "Nonprofit," an "Open source platform," and "Collaborative" I would think WUaS might be able to post free edX courses to our developing WUaS website/database for credit for matriculated students. Further research needed.
I see here - https://www.edx.org/course - that edX lists both 456 courses currently and that many state - "Starts: Anytime, Self-paced." Since edX goals are in synch with WUaS's (see: http://scott-macleod.
blogspot.com/2015/03/trillium- grandiflorum-yale-oyc-edx-and. html) let's add these edX courses to this WUaS Courses' spreadsheet. What do you think? Would you be up for looking through the self-paced courses, and seeing what makes sense to add, and for how many credits?
I'm wondering what to call/how to organize the initial matriculating classes semester by semester, who will take the required Hum 101 and Biology courses with a programming aspect in Google + group video Hangouts. Harvard's "houses" is one example/name (and they're now open over their breaks to students, with 2 dining halls open too). But "Pods" come to mind too - vis-a-vis dolphins and porpoises - and for our student swimmers around the world. What do you think?
Hi WUaS Board Members and friends,
You now have access to this developing "Courses" spreadsheet in which Larry has been developing WUaS majors - with six currently.
Govind, would you like to develop an Economics' major?
WUaS is currently planning to draw video courses from
CC MIT OCW - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/,
CC Yale OYC - http://oyc.yale.edu/courses,
edX with its open goals and principles - https://www.edx.org/course,
Yale online courses, with some free courses - http://online.yale.edu/courses-online,
and other developing sources for free online courses, and with stable URLs.
See this blog post - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/03/trillium-grandiflorum-yale-oyc-edx-and.html - where I'll also add this email.
Please email Larry or simply begin to add a major, and then come into further communication with Larry, myself et al.
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