Friday, May 19, 2017

Pelican: "Creating World-Class Computer Science at Stanford: 60 Years of Innovation" video (I was at this), Beginnings of WUaS Corporation Mission Statement, "What is Alphabet's mission statement?", Google's Mission, World University and School's Mission statement as parent to WUaS Corporation


Creating World-Class Computer Science at Stanford: 60 Years of Innovation
http://events.stanford.edu/events/646/64681/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDs4mRPJonU

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I was at this, and asked a question at about the 122:50 minute mark ...

"Thanks very much for this fascinating and inspiring panel. I'm asking perhaps about the focused contribution that the Stanford Computer Science department has made and generated over the past 50 or 60 years relative to the other great computer science departments in this country? And I ask in the context of developing MIT OCW-centric World University and School which seeks to create online universities that Creative Commons' licensed OpenCourseWare-centric in all ~200 countries and wiki schools in all 7100  languages. What is unique about Stanford's Computer Science thinking/culture that might inform perhaps even and further this OpenCourseWare-centric university? Thanks."

And Nils Nillson replied interestingly at the 123:50 minute mark ...

Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus; Former Chair of Computer Science

"Well, I could say something, and that that is because I started teaching when we didn't have powerpoint ... We had overhead transparencies, and magic markers and blackboards or whiteboards ... I found out very soon in my career that the students were bored with writing down various equations and derivations on the blackboard. They wanted something more. So what I think is unique about the department is it was able to adapt to what the students needed ... and so we did. I didn't and we did move into the use of graphics and powerpoint and interactive graphics which kept the students attention. Otherwise they would be sitting there reading their [Stanford] "Daily" (newspaper) and today would be on their cell phones. So you do have to keep their attention, and I think Stanford's Computer Science department was outstanding at adapting to adapting to that change which students wanted." (123:50 minute mark to 124:48)



And here's a photo of Stanford University's Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Donald Knuth and myself at Stanford at this "Creating World-Class Computer Science at Stanford: 60 Years of Innovation" event above  ...


Don Knuth and Scott MacLeod, lotus, at Stanford


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Developing with WUaS Corporation mission ...

Brainstorming and playing here idea-wise ...

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What is Alphabet's mission statement?


Google's mission statement is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Does Alphabet Inc. have the same mission statement ?

https://www.quora.com/What-is-Alphabets-mission-statement


Larry Page suggested with the intro letter for Alphabet that the following list contained items they were "excited about" with Alphabet:
• Getting more ambitious things done.
• Taking the long-term view.
• Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish.
• Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources we see.
• Improving the transparency and oversight of what we’re doing.
• Making Google even better through greater focus.
• And hopefully... as a result of all this, improving the lives of as many people as we can.
The leaders at Alphabet are "not intending for this to be a big consumer brand with related products - the whole point is that Alphabet companies should have independence and develop their own brands," so says Larry Page via Alphabet's intro letter.
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Alphabet 
Founders' Letter

2015 Founders’ Letter

https://abc.xyz/investor/founders-letters/2015/


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Google's parent company ...
Alphabet 

https://abc.xyz/

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World University and School's Mission statement:

- Mission statement

The mission of World University and School (http://worlduniversityandschool.org - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare) is to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning through open, editable wikis. WUaS plans to accredit at the university and high school levels to offer online degrees and diplomas. WUaS’s wiki will involve open and editable teaching and learning but also non-editable courses prepared under a Creative Commons’ license. WUaS will facilitate the use of free CC courses as credits toward degrees. Due to the rapid spread of broadband worldwide, WUaS plans to make this accessible to underserved parts of the world and to poor people everywhere. WUaS will explore the possibility of using universal translators to extend the project automatically to any language with time.

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/08/wuass-business-plan-update-and-with.html

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation




What is the WUaS Corporation's mission?


Including these points:

• Getting more ambitious things done.
• Taking the long-term view.
• Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish.
• Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources we see.
• Improving the transparency and oversight of what we’re doing.
• Making WUaS even better through greater focus.
• And hopefully... as a result of all this, improving the lives of as many people as we can ... 

Around these 10 planned revenue streams, financially,

http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html


  • Developing the for-profit wing and planned revenue streams of WUaS
  • Facilitating the development of inventions and innovations by faculty and students
  • Making World University and School great through financial focus
  • Facilitating ambitious goals of World University and School financially
  • Empowering the educational mission of World University and School financially
  • Make World University and School's 10 planned for-profit revenue streams world class






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