Thanks. I'd like very much to get offered a MIT Media Lab junior faculty position, and I think you have more knowledge about how this would work at MIT than I do. I appreciate your recommendation greatly - and coming from IBM and your role there re Director of Global University Program (and as a MIT alumnus) especially.
In terms of what I and World University and School have done, per your email, I wonder if it would be helpful for you to mention the UC Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course this spring where WUaS was a pro bono client - and especially the extended correspondence herein with MIT Dean of Online Learning, Cecilia d'Oliveira, clarifying that CC WUaS can both "share" and "adapt" CC MIT OCW in 7 languages in CC Wikidata. Our Creative Commons' licensing is a significant shared asset. This communication this spring with MIT increases the connections and understandings between MIT OCW and WUaS significantly, and it also further codifies and develops some important institutional and university networks with regard to WUaS (i.e. MIT, Berkeley, CC). This upcoming autumn, I'm glad to say, WUaS will be a pro bono client again in Berkeley Law Professor Bill Kell's course, and partly to focus on a commercial forking of WUaS (see the WUaS business plan - http://
worlduniversityandschool. blogspot.com/2016/01/14- planned-wuas-revenue-streams. html), and partly, I hope, to focus on WUaS accreditation with WASC senior, while being incubated by the University of California. (I may well be in the Cambridge, MA, area, and communicating about some of this remotely). While the commercial forking and incubation haven't yet happened, they do emerge from this spring's developments, and could be important to communicate about in my faculty application.
I'm hopeful MIT will value some of these developments, and from academic, commercial and institutional network perspectives - as well as for their creative opportunities for Media Lab students who may find many academic and innovative information technological learning opportunities in the above.
Thanks for a fascinating ISSIP talk yesterday. In developing startup online CC World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia in 358 languages with CC MIT OpenCourseWare in 7 languages (and planning to create online universities in all ~204 countries' main languages - the "Harvards" of the Internet for online accrediting university degrees), I was wondering what your surveys and research might have indicated re teaching leadership differentially country by country, in the nation states you studied. Hypothetically, if you were to teach a single undergraduate or graduate seminar toward a Bachelor Degree or a Ph.D. on leadership in each of all countries' languages, what would you emphasize differently in Estonia compared with France, for example? It looks like there are about 10 or so courses on leadership here in MIT OCW - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
sloan-school-of-management/ - from the Sloan School of Management, some of which WUaS will seek to offer for credit as part of online CC university degrees.
Greatly appreciative of your thinking, I'm emailing to let you know about MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, and to learn how your research might lead to teaching leadership differentially country by country and language by language.
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In applying to a MIT Media Lab junior faculty position currently, one of the things I'm wondering about is how CC WUaS can teach leadership in a CC MIT OCW course, for example, that would have relevance and efficacy in the official and main languages in China and Indonesia as well as in Brazil and Sweden. WUaS seeks to develop our own leaders e.g. like MIT and Stanford Deans and similar, some of whom studied at their universities, but also like IBM and Google directors as examples of leaders (like Jim, Haluk and Yassi, and Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and Sergey Brin ... what German IT leaders of very innovative startups, startup universities even, would you name here as examples, Werner?). I'd like for WUaS's leaders to emerge too, significantly, from our matriculated graduate students with time. In our undergraduate and Ph.D., business degrees (law and M.D. too), studying MIT OCW Sloan courses for credit, in other languages - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
translated-courses/ - for example, WUaS would like also for our leadership courses to give form to experimenting starting online businesses in all countries' main languages, with student teams doing this, and thus develop practical experience in creating growing networks of online businesses that are inter-lingual even. So I hope, if I get this junior faculty position in the MIT Media Lab, WUaS in conjunction with MIT can begin to focus on questions of SCALING online leadership inter-lingually and information technology-wise. While I often build from examples, and the Harvard School of Business and the Harvard School of Government have created many leaders (with the amazing Harvard and Cambridge , MA, business and law networks that go back longer than anyone alive), I can't think of many university examples that do this inter-lingually or online.
Haluk, how would you teach highest achieving leadership in Turkey in Turkish with a CC MIT OpenCourseWare course? Yassi?
Might you, Werner, be able to help with this please in European languages, in particular, and perhaps as a teacher at WUaS eventually? It would be great too to talk with Nils Fonstad, Research Scientist at MIT Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR), about this, and especially if I become a MIT professor.
By attracting highest achievers to WUaS, for free CC MIT OCW-centric accrediting degrees in many languages, for example, in all countries' main languages (and hopefully in collaboration with MIT), I hope WUaS can cultivate leaders as IT thinkers especially, since I appreciate smart thinking leadership. (My definition of highest achievers in an American context are students who have applied to and gotten into MIT, Stanford, HYP, for example).
Looking forward to staying in touch and continue to exchange thoughts about this if you wish.
Beste Gruesse und bis bald,