I'm applying for a full scholarship to the Creative Commons Global Summit in South Korea because I wouldn't be able to attend without one, due to World University and School's basically non-existent finances and my own direly low personal finances. In developing CC wiki World University and School which is like CC Wikipedia/Wikidata in 288 languages with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare (e.g. WUaS seeks to accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC to begin), WUaS seeks to create online great CC universities and high schools accrediting in all~200 countries' main languages for online bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees and potentially I.B. high school diplomas also, and also create CC wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,941 languages, but WUaS has neither been successful at fundraising yet nor collaborating with governments around the world financially (to offer C.C. "free and MIT" online degrees) to be able to afford attending this summit.
I hope to achieve on behalf of World University and School the following: 1) networking with the Creative Commons' community in all regions of the world for CC WUaS outreach and collaborations; 2) contributing to the planning for CC licensing itself in all 257 countries, perhaps in connection with World Universities' beginning accrediting online Law Schools planned for each country; 3) meeting the Korean speaking CC community and coders re developing World University and School in Korean (building on, for example, MIT OCW in the Korean language - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
translated-courses/korean/ - but also perhaps in CC Wikidata in Korean) and 4) from a Creative Commons' centric perspective, in planning to build a CC platform in all 7941 countries and 257+ countries, learning further about the CC - non CC unfolding relationship and contributing to this conversation, among other achievements.
The value World University and School brings is many-fold: 1) an unfolding CC licensed university in all languages and countries with accrediting degrees thus further contributing to defining CC globally and legally in relation to planned online law schools; 2) in terms of knowledge-generation, WUaS's STEM-centric CC OCW focus on becoming the online Harvard of the Internet accrediting in all countries' main languages (~200) and working also with industry may confer a value in the trillions of dollars to related networks; 3) in exploring the CC / non CC boundary, WUaS hopes to help define and clarify these developments; 4) I would be happy to be a speaker about Creative Commons and World University and School all-languages and all-countries plans at this summit; 5) achieve global recognition for CC World University and School.
Scott Gordon Kenneth MacLeod
I'd like to prepare to make a present of CC wiki World University and School, which is like Wikipedia in 288 languages with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare (e.g. accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC) and is planned in all 7,941+ languages and 257+ countries, for CC Wikidata's third birthday.
In doing so, I'd like to explore developing CC MIT OCW in CC Wikipedia/Wikidata. Since you've made many edits on the Wikipedia MIT OpenCourseWare page and on the educational side of Wikipedia, I'm writing to ask how you would suggest best doing this in Wikipedia/Wikidata?
My intention is also to make it easier to enjoy MIT OCW in its 7 languages, and I'm going to try to produce something specifically in Wikipedia/Wikidata which can become the basis for this, (and then perhaps explore building the 720 WUaS templates, wiki pages, and related resources I've developed in Wikia around this). (My grandfather went to MIT in chemical engineering, as well).
A Wikidatan suggested talking with "somebody with lots of edits in the educational area on courseware to answer how you get around the notability issue." She recently wrote: "It is not clear to me that a list of courses offered by MIT would be notable, but like I said, I don't work on educational topics, only arts pages." I need to come to understand CC Wikipedia/Wikidata's language of notability re CC MIT OCW in 7 languages (and CC Yale OYC as well), but CC MIT OCW seems to meet Wikidata's 2nd notability requirement here - https://www.wikidata.org/
wiki/Wikidata:Notability - but I may be misreading this. Would you think that notability would be an issue for Wikidata, Len?
Wikidata is an impressive and growing organization, and Wikidata is an amazing development in general, and I'm a relative newby to all of this - and am seeking to learn some Wikidata ways. Thank you.
Dear Len and Larry,
Greetings, Len. In talking with Larry Viehland over the weekend, he told me he knows you from the late 1960s when you both were MIT students (and with Larry's wife, Kim, who was at MIT then too). Larry as you may know is a professor of chemistry at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA< and is the chair of the board of CC World University and School, which is like Wikipedia with best STEM CC OCW, and which I emailed you about 3 days ago. I'm writing to put you both further in touch again. Larry, I found Len by his being an editor of the Wikipedia MIT OpenCourseWare page, and enjoyed his web presence which I found after that too.
World University's intention is actually to explore extending MIT OCW's ~ 2300 courses in English in Wikidata into all its 288 languages if at all possible, and with machine learning and artificial intelligence in Wikidata as well. We'd like to get in touch with the Wikipedia OpenCourseWare community about this further as well.
Could you please suggest other OpenCourseWare Wikidata editors we might contact about this, and how you'd suggest exploring doing this in Wikidata/Wikipedia? Thank you.
Very nice to meet you, and it's a very small world indeed.