Universitians (and T),
YN at MIT OCW just emailed WUaS the following concerning the Translation Affiliate agreement for translation into Indonesian:
"Unfortunately, we won’t be able to enter into an agreement with the organization at this time. The decision is based upon the World University & School’s current funding situation and translation capacity.
We are open to revisiting an agreement as the situation improves and the organization has a team in place to create Indonesian translations."
WUaS is proceeding with BPPE and WASC senior accreditation as a beginning, and seeking student applicants this autumn 2013 to matriculate online in the autumn of 2014, - and, T, if Indonesians are interested in a free, MIT OCW-centric, online degrees in English, WUaS would also plan to hire them eventually to translate MIT OCW into Indonesian.
Universitians, if you know of students, non-English speaking students who know English all around the world , who might want to apply to (and matriculate online at) free, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OpenCourseWare-centric, World University and School in English these autumns 2013 and 2014, please let them know. :) It's a real opportunity.
WUaS's first outreach video is here - http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.html.
In a related vein, I'm glad to say, too, that WUaS is taking out its first 34-word advertisement in the Quaker publication "Western Friend" for 3 issues this autumn, which reads - "Quaker-informed World University and School - http://scottmacleod.com/worlduniversityandschool.html - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, seeks high school students to apply this autumn 2013 to matriculate online in autumn 2014 for free, MIT OCW-centric, undergraduate degrees."
And WUaS will begin to seek further advertising opportunities around the world to reach overachieving high school students for great universities-centric degrees this autumn, probably in languages and countries with the greatest numbers of speakers and inhabitants, for example, - see these two blog entries ...
"Wikipedia's 'List of languages by number of native speakers' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers - suggests that these 15 languages have most native speakers, And each becomes its own, online, free, accredited, Creative Commons' licensed, wiki, WUaS University, EACH OF THE LANGUAGES at WUaS WILL BECOME A MIT OCW-centric UNIVERSITY IN THAT LANGUAGE ..."
"Wikipedia's 'List of countries by population' suggests that these 10 countries are most populous - China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, And WUaS plans the bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees to be in the main and official languages in the above countries, and here's the main - Languages at WUaS page, And here are MIT OCW Translated courses, as a beginning of some of the courseware, and a model for translation - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/, More countries (now 242+) and languages (7,105+) at WUaS to come, as beginnings of online, MIT OCW universities and schools"
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
- World University and School - like Wikipedia with Great Universities' OpenCourseWare (e.g. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/) - incorporated as a nonprofit effective April 2010 and has been a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational organization charity through November 12, 2012, and is re-applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, as of August 2013.
Google + main, WUaS page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108179352492243955816/108179352492243955816/posts