Dear Universitians and friends,
Thank you for your support of World Univ & Sch. I've attached the financial reports for A) World University and School, and for the B) WUaS Corporation for October 2018.
Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically, in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this firstname.lastname@example.org
(World Univ & Sch -
Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically, in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this: email@example.com ~— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) January 4, 2019
World University's open monthly business meeting Agenda for Saturday, January 5, 2019 - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2018/12/agenda-news-world-univ-schs-open_31.html
WUaS monthly business meeting is a week early this month, on January 5th, 2019. WUaS will attend a Scratch 3.0 Programming Language MeetUp on January 12, 2019 at the Google building in SF. In February, WUaS's open Monthly Business Meeting will return to its 2nd Saturday meeting day at 9am PT, on February 9, 2019.
- Languages - World Univ - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod
News and Agenda
World University and School
1 Thank you to contributors, editors and donors in 2018!
WUaS is seeking to collaborate with Stanford for coding, and with its Law and Medical Schools (in ~200 countries' official languages), since MIT doesn't have these re CC-4 MIT OCW.
WUaS is seeking to collaborate with MIT further as well - especially in building out majors and departments, in addition to hiring graduate students seeking to become online faculty.
WUaS is seeking to collaborate with University of California Admissions (both UC Berkeley and all 10 UCs) for students applicants, as well. WUaS is seeking to matriculate ~500 online undergraduate students in the autumn of 2019 who are interested in and seeking to complete free-to-students' Bachelor degrees that are best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare centric.
3 WUaS is awaiting a pending National Science Foundation grant application.
4 Seeking too to get started with accreditation in mid-February with CA BPPE. Would be great to know what they might be interested in re
The Bureau is working to make the online Annual Report data process more efficient. As such, the portal will open mid-October with a mid-February due date. The Bureau will notify institutions with specific dates for the portal opening and due date.— California BPPE (@CaBPPE) August 1, 2018
5 Developing WUaS Degrees and Majors
Course Catalog at World University & School - Courses for Credit
- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VRHhXYsk-V9lvSh5onaU2hnEhwoapSN7HyBK1P09LIk/edit?usp=sharing -
Our matriculated undergraduate class is continuing with course work toward free-to-students' online Bachelor degrees (at not yet accrediting WUaS).
6 existing majors:
Business major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Business
Engineering major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Engineering
& eventually re Aerospace_Engineering https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Aerospace_Engineering
Lego flying robotics
Kitchen table / Home robotics
Lego drone controller
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/ILZRB17FmR You Can Fly This Group of Drones with A Lego Controller— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) January 4, 2019
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/NYhYm3HUVR This Lego Controller Lets You Fly a Flock of Drones— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) January 4, 2019
for Programming - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Programming - Scratch 3.0 Programming language has been released on January 3rd which works with Lego Robotics
Computer Science major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Computer_Science
Electrical Engineering major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Electrical_Engineering
Environmental science major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Environmental_Science (NEW Environmental_Science wiki subject page at WUaS)
Society, Technology and Science major https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Society,_Technology_and_Science
Graduate schools at WUaS
A) Law Degrees - WUaS seeks to head in this direction online, and in ~200 countries' official languages:
“Columbia Law School is recognized worldwide. I learned why in my first few weeks here: outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities, hundreds of courses, and a location in New York City!” —Andres Del Real ’17 LL.M.
“Columbia Law School is recognized worldwide. I learned why in my first few weeks here: outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities, hundreds of courses, and a location in New York City!” —Andres Del Real ’17 LL.M. pic.twitter.com/cPomlw9Y0R— Columbia Law School (@ColumbiaLaw) January 4, 2019
B) Medical Degrees - WUaS seeks to offer online medical degrees, and in ~200 countries' official languages:
C) Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School -
Am curious in what ways this course - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html - could fit into a possible Society, Technology and Science major at WUaS and re https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/ ...
Developing a 2 book MIT OCW independent study approach (e.g. - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-57-technology-based-business-transformation-fall-2007/ ) to a current course could easily apply to my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" and Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life" @ WUaS applied too to a realistic virtual earth and a realistic virtual Harbin for STEM ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy.
6 Wikidata and Information Technology
Glad Lydia Pintscher, Wikidata Product Manager wrote recently, re Wikidata and Google Cloud:
Lydia Pintscher @nightrose
Replying to @Tagishsimon @Wikimedia
"Yeah :/ I'll push more to see what can be done now. Another option I'm working on is making it easier to run your own query service on cloud services like Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services where you are not limited by the restrictions we have to put in place for the public one."
Yeah :/ I'll push more to see what can be done now. Another option I'm working on is making it easier to run your own query service on cloud services like Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services where you are not limited by the restrictions we have to put in place for the public one.— Lydia Pintscher (@nightrose) January 3, 2019
Do you think we might pretty please get a little bit more WDQS resource, @wikimedia, @nightrose? Inability to run basic data maintenance reports on P31=Q5 seriously limits our scope for providing effective tools to assist editors trying to keep #wikidata in synch with en-wiki. pic.twitter.com/aB7LMuLOVn— Tagishsimon (@Tagishsimon) January 3, 2019
RE an UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME and WUaS: Glad too that Pavel Richter @pavel , former Executive Director, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V… wrote:
"wenn man das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen irgendwie als sowas wie Rundfunkgebühren, nur nicht nur für Journalisten, sondern für alle, erklären würde.... Man hätte auf jeden Fall zwei Trends mit einem Tweet abgedeckt und bekäme Retweets ohne Ende #BGE #GEZ #zwangsbeitrag #Nahles"
if the unconditional basic income somehow as something like license fees, only for journalists, but for all, would explain .... One would definitely have covered two trends with a tweet and get retweets without)
wenn man das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen irgendwie als sowas wie Rundfunkgebühren, nur nicht nur für Journalisten, sondern für alle, erklären würde.... Man hätte auf jeden Fall zwei Trends mit einem Tweet abgedeckt und bekäme Retweets ohne Ende #BGE #GEZ #zwangsbeitrag #Nahles— Pavel Richter (@pavel) December 31, 2018
Glad too Wikidata's Markus Krötzsch recently wrote in the Wikidata email list, re WUaS Ph.D.s too:
[Wikidata] Fully funded PhD positions at TU Dresden
"We are currently looking to fill two 100%-funded researcher positions in
the field of knowledge representation, AI, and data analysis. This might
be of interest to some of you, or to someone you know:"
WUaS is still seeking to develop the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - for usability combing WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki with Wikidata / Wikibase and in Wikipedia's ~300 languages. How best to communicate about this further?
7 WUaS Outreach - students' NtFs (Nontheist Friends / Quakers)
Outreach - and emerging from the Google Platform / Tensor Flow?
Finding matriculating students - in possibly communicating with the University of California admissions (or e.g. Ph.D students from Vassar / MIT communities, per your brother too), and coders re said Google Sites' platform with CA BPPE's accreditation agency / WASC senior?
8 WUaS is seeking to develop online educational opportunities in India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka - all with similar time zones - early on.
9 Seasons' Greetings - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/armeria-maritima-seasons-greetings-2018.html -
Armeria maritima: Seasons’ Greetings 2018! from Scott MacLeod, with his book’s ‘Naked Harbin Ethnography’ bookmark, Stanford University, California * * * ‘Enter’ into this realistic virtual world here - http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg - where you can visit the Harbin gate virtually, and "walk" down the road "4 miles" to Middletown, CA, to "amble" around the streets there, if interested (accessible from: https://twitter.com/HarbinBook and http://bit.ly/HarbinBook) * * * Plans for the New Year: Seeking to help people realize their dreams at World Univ. & Sch. and with: “What are your educational goals and dreams? Tell us in the comments. With over 2,400 MIT courses represented on OCW, we can help take you to that next level. Get started now-->http://ocw.mit.edu” - https://twitter.com/MITOCW/status/1075069530500665344 ... and via free universal education potentially for all 7.5 billion people, Accreditation * * * Music-making playing Scottish small pipes * * * You might also enjoy these ‘Hippy-Anjali Yoga Notations’ in this holiday time that creatively develop out of Yoga philosophy
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WUaS Press / WUaS Corporation
The WUaS Press is pleased to announce it has published its 3rd book:
Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss
World University and School is also pleased to announce the publication of
Larry Viehland's "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018), which the WUaS Bookstore would eventually seek to carry:
WUaS would like to sell a PDF version with index of Scott MacLeod's actual / virtual Harbin ethnography accessible from WUaS Bookstore
WUaS will explore the possibility of a Adobe PDF reader which would allow the reading of this copyrighted book by the purchaser.
Scott MacLeod's "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (2016)
WUaS Bookstore in multiple languages emerging from Google Sites and TensorFlow, with academic press at WUaS for machine translation?
WUaS stores from TensorFlow into a stock price and listing on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges?
WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in the WUaS Law School in all ~200 countries' languages too.
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
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