How does World University and School differ from MIT OCW, edX, Open Yale Courses (OYC), Coursera, iTunes U, Udacity, and all the other great, free, online, course-oriented, university, educational projects on the web, especially MOOCs?
- WUaS plans to accredit with WASC senior - see http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/01/steller-sea-lion-pups-questions-about.html - for its MIT-centric, undergraduate degrees. WUaS hasn't heard of any accreditation plans among the other, above educational initiatives.
- WUaS is MIT OCW-centric, especially its MIT OCW's Video and Audio courses - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ - to begin.
- WUaS plans to engage the Conference Method - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning - learning from Reed College's approach to this, but developing this online, whereas WUaS haven't heard any other educational project doing this.
- WUaS does not plan on becoming a MOOC (massive open online course) provider, as are Coursera, Udacity, and edX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooc), although WUaS may scale in other ways vis-a-vis courses.
- WUaS seeks overachievers - overachieving high school and college students - who might transfer to MIT for a year, as well as Quaker high school students, for example, to begin.
- WUaS is STEM-centric, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/STEM_Education_-_Science,_Technologies,_Engineering_and_Mathematics - building on MIT and MIT OCW.
- WUaS is planning 5, CC licensed, degrees/diplomas - bachelor, Ph.D., I.B., law and M.D. - and in many languages and countries.
- WUaS is a non-profit educational institution / company, as is edX, whereas Coursera is a for-profit company, and Udacity is unfolding in this respect.
- Like MIT OCW and Yale OYC, World University and School is Creative Commons' licensed - http://creativecommons.org/. See, too: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Creative_Commons_Law.
(Revisiting some posts from last month (1/13 and 1/14/13) ... )
OpenCourseWare - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCourseWare
Coursera - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coursera
edX - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdX (MITx builds on edX)
iTunes U - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itunes_University#iTunes_U
MIT OCW - http://ocw.mit.edu/
Open Yale Courses (OYC) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Yale_Courses
World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University
And see, especially,
Comparing and contrasting salient aspects of visible, online, University, educational projects, with these criteria: 1. offered this many courses, 2. had this many learners participate, 3. and its web interface technology worked like this, 4. certification offered, 5. business model