Dear Jim, Yassi and Haluk,
I was just in an ISSIP general discussion on the phone, and asked what single MIT OCW course might be suitable for training ISSIP T-shaped professionals (with depth and breadth of knowledge - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-shaped_skills and http://www.issip.org) toward a certificate and in terms of industry-university collaborations, and which would lead to a job in a company. WUaS would consider offering such a course as part of our plans for accrediting (in WASC senior, incubated potentially by the University of California) online CC bachelor and Ph.D. degrees. In searching MIT OCW I couldn't find a single course out of ~2300 on "service innovation" or "T-Shaped professionals." I asked on the phone if ISSIP had any such syllabi. Haluk or Yassi mentioned Stephen Kwan as offering a possibly related course - https://www.linkedin.com/in/
stephen-kwan-87166911. I met Stephen about 6 months ago with you Jim and Yassi at the ISSIP conference in the south Bay. If such a course could be tailored within a MIT OCW / WUaS framework, so students could dip back into MIT OCW courses at WUaS for a second course for subsequent depth and breadth of knowledge, and a second certificate, as well as alternatively toward a Bachelor's degree - students' choice - WUaS would have contributed to ISSIP goals, and also expanded WUaS's planned undergraduate business major. Offering a single course for a certificate at WUaS would also bring in many many more 18-25 year old student applicants to WUaS.
Jim, Yassi and Haluk, of the ~2300 courses here, what single MIT OCW course - http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm - comes closest in your understanding to creating T-shaped professionals?
Could WUaS approach ISSIP about offering T-shaped certificate courses (and could ISSIP companies potentially contribute financially to WUaS for offering such MIT OCW-centric courses as well)?
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Thanks for these two courses, and excellent.
WUaS will explore offering these courses individually for certificates and as part of WUaS Bachelor, (https://www.youtube.com/
playlist?list= PLsJWgOB5mIMDxrvzexu1BhfBFygW9 gby0 - in a business major), and Ph.D. degrees (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ engineering-systems-division/ esd-86-models-data-and- inference-for-socio-technical- systems-spring-2007/), while planning to accredit on MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC) and eventually in all countries' main languages for online university degrees.