Dear Kay, Dave and Jonathan,
It was very nice to have met you at our recent FAHE-FCE (http://quakerfahe.com/ and http://friendscouncil.org/) conference at Haverford College in Philadelphia. Thank you for your sharing on the panel you clerked, as well.
After our FAHE-FCE conference, I was very interested in connecting and communicating further with you about Westtown and Haverford and the TriColleges and concerning Friendly-informed World University and School (especially vis-à-vis WUaS's planned online I.B. diplomas - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme - and in many languages, including first in the United Nations' (Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and potentially Swahili, too) and large languages, and vis-à-vis Friends schools such the one in Ramallah, with which you've had experience).
MIT OCW-centric WUaS recently received reinstatement of our 501 (c) (3) status and got a new domain name (see below), - both of which I was very glad to share about in Quaker Meeting yesterday at San Francisco Friends Meeting; I invited fFriends to hold the new WUaS domain name - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - in the light. Unfortunately, WUaS hasn't yet become financially operational whatsoever, to speak of, thus far, but we have heard a promise of monies to come, which will help with the initial accreditation process among other things. Creative Commons' licensed World University and School would like to matriculate our first online undergraduate class - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links - in English in the autumn of 2015, with students applying this autumn, if possible.
Might it be possible, too, to co-teach a course even on "Information Technology and the Network Society," which I've taught for about 8 semesters on Harvard's (not on Harvard's faculty) virtual island in Second Life and most recently concurrently in a Google + Hangout, in the 360 program?
In what ways might we communicate further about Friendly-informed WUaS inquiring about becoming part of the TriCo consortium of Haverford, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr (e.g. http://www.trico.haverford.edu/cgi-bin/courseguide/cgi-bin/search.cgi) for access to online libraries (e.g. http://library.haverford.edu/) for matriculated students around the world, as well as even for sharing courses, for example, in Google group video Hangouts, and in other creative ways? In what ways might it be possible for WUaS to collaborate with other Friends schools as MIT OCW-centric C.C. WUaS grows into other languages?
Very nice to be in communication with you.
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- World University and School - like Wikipedia with MIT OpenCourseWare (not endorsed by MIT OCW) - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010.