Saturday, June 11, 2016

Paridae bird family: Minutes, Agenda & News for WUaS June 11 2016 Monthly Business Meeting

Minutes, Agenda & News for WUaS June 11 2016 Monthly Business Meeting

Present: Larry Viehland and Scott MacLeod (presiding and recording clerk)

Minute 1:

Welcome to Rainey Hancock who will join the Advisory Board at World University and School -

Minute 2:

The Italian Cultural Center / Italian School Institute doesn’t have any candidates  -

Minute 3:

Scott MacLeod gave an IBM CSIG talk - 05 May - Scott MacLeod - “A Universal Translator as a Cognitive System, beginning as a Guidebook with Test” World University and School, Slides, Recording, WIKIDATA - "database of etymological relationships based on Wiktionary and an associated visualization" and WUaS's Universal Translator collaboration potentially, a) sent only to ... Hi Ester (and Denny), b) sent to the whole Wikidata email list -

WUaS will seek further to develop a universal translator potentially in Wikidata focusing first on translation of content in all 7,943 languages and with a STEM focus.

Minute 4:

In communicating further about developing virtual reality with brain research WUaS will develop further its all 8K languages’ focus seeking further collaboration with IBM, the MIT Media Lab and Emotiv (re its brain wave headset), and asking the following questions:

To what extent does language interfere with or help neural processing?

Where does symbol production – all 8 k languages take shape in neurons?

Can we trace this to the nano level?

And can we represent the language use in the brain at the street view level, neuron and nano level?

Minute 5:

In communicating further with Wikidata about developing this summer “You at World University”  -  - in collaboration with WUaS course-offerings/high school student applications first in English/registrar/transcript process, WUaS will inquire in what ways WUaS could begin to do so with Wikimedia Phabricator tickets?

Minute 6:

Scott MacLeod will develop WUaS newly in Quickbooks for nonprofits.

Minute 7:

Scott MacLeod will seek to develop a fundraising letter newly in Quickbooks for nonprofits.

June 11, 2016 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
June 11, 2016
9 a.m., Pacific Time

Email - - if you'd like to participate. 

a) A.S. emails at IBM 

b) E.B. emails at MIT

c) T.L. email re Brainwave Headset

d) Q.B.

e) R.H. advisory Board

f) Fundraising letter

g) Italian Cultural Center communications

h) Developing in Wikidata questions

1. WUaS's front page update - : 

World University and School
seeks 17 year old students to apply for FREE 
Creative Commons' licensed best STEM OpenCourseWare-centric 
undergraduate degrees (BA/BS) this autumn 2016
(accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC)
matriculating online in the autumn of 2017
(MIT OCW Creative Commons' licensing and endorsement clarifications ... )

2. Please let WUaS know if you are available to help develop a WUaS project. Julian in Romania and I are developing some team processes for developing WUaS further, which you'll find here - WUaS may eventually move into Phabricator for this as we scale, but for the time being we'll develop this in GDocs and may reach out to you with specific projects. 

3. Treasurer's Report

4. To reiterate from last month: In an extended WUaS correspondence this spring with MIT Assistant Dean of Online Learning Cecilia d'Oliveira (who was executive director of CC MIT OCW for about 10 years before this), Creative Commons' licensed WUaS further clarified that we can "share" and "adapt" CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC, under specific attributes, by adding this to a database such as Wikidata/Wikibase in about ~358 languages, 

5. WUaS is also planning to emerge out of Wikidata/Wikibase as wiki schools for open teaching and learning this summer (WUaS donated WUaS to Wikidata last autumn) perhaps with You at World University - - finding form in an adaptation of "[Wikidata] SQID evolved again: references - ). 

6. WUaS is seeking high school students from around the world to apply this autumn 2016, as if applying to MIT or Stanford, for free CC accrediting undergraduate degrees, first in English, and matriculating online in 2017. 

7. Closure

8. Next WUaS Monthly Business Meeting - Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 9 am Pacific Time

Scott MacLeod

President and Presiding Clerk
- 415 480 4577
- PO Box 442, (86 Ridgecrest Road), Canyon, CA 94516

- World University and School - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - 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.



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