Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hemiptera: Social History of I.T. Revolution, FREE, online course, for WUaS credit, on Harvard's virtual island in Second Life starts this Saturday

Social History of the I.T. Revolution - a FREE, open, online course - - for WUaS credit, on Harvard's virtual island in Second Life starts this Saturday, Sept. 11 from 11a - 1p PT ... the first for-credit class at World Univ & Sch - Invite a friend ... join the conversation : information technologies' emergence is fascinating :).

What's your Second Life avatar's name? Getting an avatar is free, easy and fun ... come check out this virtual world - and the IT revolution


Greetings! Welcome to "Information Technology & Society" and to World University & School.

Please join these Google ( and Facebook ( groups to stay in touch.

WUaS is an open, free, editable world university and school idea, so anyone can teach here, - to their web camera or interactively in a virtual world, like Second Life, and you'll find an enormous amount of material here already.

To teach or learn, after you've joined the Google Group (, you can schedule when you'd like to teach on the Google wiki-like calendar there, or see what's on the schedule, or simply post a course online to, or to the subject page - .

There's a lot! of teaching and learning content here already, including 2000 courses, with syllabi, from MIT Open Course Ware (, Berkeley Webcast, and many main pages including "Languages," "Educational Software," "Museums," "Library Resources," "Nation States," and much more so click through WUaS for an overview.

What's your Second Life avatar's name?

See you in-world on Saturday.

Looking forward to talking further soon. :)


Dear Association of Internet Researchers,

World University & School is incorporated and is offering a free, open class on the I.T. Revolution - - for WUaS credit, on Harvard's virtual island in Second Life starting this Saturday Sept. 11 from 11a - 1p PT. (This course could be a great opportunity for you, or a student of yours, to come into conversation about a paper you are writing, for example).

World University is also planning to video-stream live a free UC Berkeley "Biological Anthropology" undergraduate class beginning in Jan. 2011 (probably on Tuesday and Thursday mornings PT), also for WUaS credit.

Both courses are listed here: (where other for-credit courses will be listed).

World University & School is planning for matriculating classes for online degree course work primarily through partnering with great universities like UC Berkeley beginning in 2014, with interactivity in virtual worlds.

Resources are growing at the open, free, editable, wiki World University & School, where we all can teach and learn: WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, Berkeley Webcast, and facilitating people-to-people teaching and learning.

Please contact with further questions, and check out the WUaS wiki. There are already a lot of open, free, wiki teaching and learning resources at World University & School:


( - September 8, 2010)

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