In beginning to fill out Guidestar's - http://guidestar.org - World University and School nonprofit organizational information - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - now that MIT OCW-centric C.C. WUaS is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt university and school and charitable organization again, I looked up today precisely when WUaS emerged out of a conversation in a "Society and Information Technology" course I was teaching on Harvard's virtual island, Berkman Island in Second Life in 2008.
Here are the transcripts ...
World University and School was founded in 2008 ...
May 28 2008 Soc and Info Tech class transcript
with a mention of it here, too ...
July 16 2008 Soc and Info Tech class transcript
It would be fun to celebrate WUaS's birthday and founding day as May 28, 2008 centuries into the future.