Friday, April 5, 2013
Sage Grouse: Here are some differences between edX and WUaS, many having to do with C.C. licensing, WUaS's free, university degrees as well as WUaS's all languages and all countries' foci, "Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform" - MIT News Office
Thanks for this article "Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform" - MIT News Office - http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/stanford-to-collaborate-on-edx-platform-0403.html - exciting, and I hadn't heard about this.
Here are some differences between edX and WUaS, many having to do with C.C. licensing, WUaS's free, university degrees as well as WUaS's all languages and all countries' foci:
World University and School is Creative Commons' licensed (C.C.) and planning to accredit on MIT OpenCourseWare, which is also Creative Commons' licensed, to offer free, online, MIT OCW-centric, university degrees, and in many countries and languages, none of which I've heard about vis-a-vis edX or Stanford's Coursera (but they've both got the money so far, and WUaS doesn't), with both MIT and Harvard pledging $30 million each to edX.
edX is also networking with about 10 universities presently (see the list in the article), and WUaS would like to become the online MIT / Harvard of the internet in all languages and countries, as wiki (editable web pages; Wikipedia is in 285 languages), while remaining C.C. MIT-centric, (and C.C Yale-centric), and eventually these great universities - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings - which I think attract more overachievers than edX does / will.
I'll add this article you sent to the MIT wiki page at WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology_-_MIT.
And WUaS is Quaker-informed, in its monthly business meetings, as well as in some wiki pages, - and will be potentially in its hiring practices (in addition to being great university-informed).
As a follow on, this MIT article - http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/stanford-to-collaborate-on-edx-platform-0403.html#.UV0SWa7W1T0.gmail - seems to have changed between the first time I looked at it and the second time, omitting the names of the universities with which edX is partnering in the second version. But you can see the universities edX is partnering with here - https://www.edx.org/.
What's great about this edX endeavor per this article, however, is also that the information technologies they are using are Open Source and free, and WUaS may be able to engage them to make the MIT OCW video and audio - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ - that WUaS is planning to accredit on, more generative and even fun.