Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Daba Mountains evergreen forests: Where WUaS is heading coding-wise with Wikidata/MediaWiki and vis-a-vis a Google Platform * * * Wikipedia MeetUp at Stanford?


Thanks so much, B.C.,

And thanks for making it possible to co-facilitate the High School break out group. And very nice to meet you. Thanks too to the whole High School group break out session.

https://www.meetup.com/ScratchEd-San-Francisco/events/257152504/

Was excited to learn how Scratch 3.0 works newly with Lego Robotics' WeDo 2.0 - re running the motor through the smarthub and the Scratch Sprite, and especially the multiple languages that are possible now with the Scratch 3.0 extension for Lego robotics - Wow.  (Thanks to I.N.:).

With you and Google, as World University and School begins to accredit with the state of California, am excited too to explore conceptually developing I.B. high school diploma in many languages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme - with even Home Robotics - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics - as a way to learn programming - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Programming - and CS.

May include our break out group as well as Irene on some group emails. And I'll add you to World University and School's monthly emails if you're interested.

Best regards, Scott



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- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org
- http://scottmacleod.com

- CC World University and School - like CC 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.


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Hi, B.C., 

Likewise, I enjoyed meeting you as well. Thanks, and will do. 

It might be great to talk about WUaS developing further in Google Education, and as we begin to accredit, and in seeking about ~500 undergraduate students this autumn 2019. In seeking to develop a kind of application / registration / matriculation process first for prospective undergraduates, WUaS seeks to plan for our upcoming universities and high schools in each of all ~200 countries' official and main languages, but also for Universitians / end users / volunteers in each of all 7,097 living languages (and more). Would it be possible to talk with you further about this, and/or with someone at Google Education who might be able to focus this? (Am a bit in touch with Head of AI Peter Norvig about some of these coding / development / I.T. planning questions as well). 

Blogged about the Scratch 3 Meetup here, plus more - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/01/lepidoptera-migration-great-scratch-30.html - and there's much more as well in my blog about some of the WUaS questions we could touch on, and what's been holding WUaS back from growing.

Also, in mid-February, the state of California's BPPE agency should be opening its portal again newly for accreditation (and they'll let WUaS know when), and it would be great to talk with you about building out a learning platform for students this autumn. Students would be taking ~40 CC-4 MIT OCW-centric courses over 4 years for free-to-students' online Bachelor degrees from home, and possibly engaging Scratch 3, Google Education CS resources, and much more in a similar vein). WUaS seeks to become the Stanford / MIT of the Internet, with a focus on excellence, enjoyment of learning and online engagement, as well as a growth story for education and the Web itself, and in the creation of academic careers and jobs.
Thank you, B, and thanks too for co-facilitation of the high school group at the Scratch 3 MeetUp, and very nice to meet you. 

Cheers, Scott

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Thanks, B,

In brief, could the Google for Education team help begin to code accrediting World University and School for an online matriculating class of about 500 students beginning this autumn 2019, and potentially in conjunction with WUaS's wiki - e.g. https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - anticipating potentially wiki learners/teachers in each of all 7,097 living languages (and potentially Universitians / learners & teachers / end users in all countries, and conceptually therefore planning for all 7.5 billion people on earth)? These ~500 matriculating students at WUaS this autumn would be taking about 40 CC-4 MIT OCW-centric courses over 4 years for free-to-students' Bachelor degrees, first in English, probably in something like Google group video Hangouts, with Stanford and MIT graduate student instructors teaching 'sections' to undergraduate students who would also be learning from the MIT faculty in video in the MIT OCW. This process would then scale to include Bachelor, Ph.D., law, and M.D. degrees, as well as I.B. diplomas, in each of all ~200 countries' official and main languages. 

One early coding challenge would be how to combine registration for matriculation leading to academic transcripts, with Universitian endusers of the WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki as "front end" with Wikidata / Wikibase as "back end" (which WUaS has, and is in), and therefore in Wikipedia's ~300 languages so that potentially this You_at_World_University - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/You_at_World_University (in Google for Education and in Wikidata / Wikibase) - could include credit for classes taken, wiki edits by students, as well as reimbursement fees from states' governments, as well as purchases from the WUaS Press & Bookstore as well as the WUaS educational services' company's computer store / robotics' store, etc. All of this would potentially also work from TensorFlow for machine learning purposes, and relate too to each of ~200 countries' official languages, planning-wise, since matriculating students this autumn 2019 would potentially be studying from home from any of ~200 countries (in English this year, but soon in other languages - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/).

For example, a student in seeking a course for credit in Computer Science could go to this CS wiki subject at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Computer_Science (which WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki wiki page is neither yet connected with Wikidata in Wikipedia's ~300 languages, nor are its section headings' translated into Wikipedia's ~300 languages, although Wikipedia / Wikidata are beginning to use Google Translate) - find a CC-$ MIT OCW course, take the course for credit in a Google Hangout, or as an independent study, and get credit on their transcript for this (which would be part of WUaS academically accredited by the https://twitter.com/CaBPPE and WASC senior). To clarify, integrating coding-wise Google for Education with WUaS's Miraheze MediaWiki / Wikidata with CC-4 MIT OCW (eventually in its 5 languages) is the way WIKI World University and School is seeking to grow its offerings of free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric degrees. 

Thank you. 

Cheers, Scott


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Thanks, B! Unfortunately World University and School doesn't have any monies to reach out to a Google Sales' rep with, and also already has Google for Education, the second item on this (https://edu.google.com/contact/?modal_active=none) web pages' list  - G Suite for Education—A suite of free productivity tools including Google Classroom, Gmail, Docs, and more . This email address is in Google Education, for example. 

Would you suggest contacting them anyway?  Thanks for your help. 

Best, Scott


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Hi B,

Thanks.

World Univ & Sch is a 501 c 3 non-profit, and that's what my inquiry is about. (Thanks again for co-facilitating the high school break-out group at the Google Community Space SF in the Scratch 3 MeetUp).

Can you possibly please recommend by any chance a person at Google for Education to communicate with? 11 years in to developing WUaS, and I sometimes wonder when filling out an Alphabet/Google form, which person of 72,000 employees will read it (and whether or not they'll act on it). Have sought to reach out over the years to Google's Evan Schmidt who kindly help me register World Univ & Sch with Google for Education as a non-profit, but after helpful initial slightly-involved set up around 2015, I haven't heard back; yet thanks much to Evan for the set up!). 

As a little further clarification, per your email below, World Univ & Sch is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization (since 2010), and forked successfully into a second legal entity in 2017, the WUaS Press / Corp (with some loose parallels here to Alphabet itself), as a for-profit, general stock company, with its own CEO / Board etc.; it's an educational services' company. Both wings are planned in ~200 countries' official/main languages re becoming major online universities / high schools, and in all 7,097 living languages as wiki schools for open teaching and learning. Here are the 14 WUaS Planned Revenue streams - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html - from 2016, for both wings. One of the recent WUaS developments that's emerged is exploring, at the critical juncture, coding not only for learners & teachers in each of all 7,097 living languages, but planning for all 7.5 billion people / learners in 200 countries , and specifically in planning for an Universal Basic Income - possibly for distributing a single crypto currency with block chain ledger, post-Euro currency (in its 19 out of 28 countries). Am in touch with Stanford President Emeritus, and Alphabet Chair, John Hennessy, about this as well. With World Univ & Sch, this is a ginormous coding project, and entrepreneurial opportunity as well, that would straddle both WUaS wings too, as you might have gleaned from my clarification email yesterday.   

Am sharing this clarification info with you in planning to fill out the Google form you shared ... but also re possibly exploring reaching out to two distinct divisions of Google/Alphabet re each wing. I also wonder whether it would be helpful to have a guiding Google Project Manager behind the scenes to clarify what the World University and School project is about, and where it's heading. 

Will fill out the Google form - probably re Cloud inquiry, on behalf of non-profit World Univ & Sch. And will explore too potentially reaching out to you further as WUaS's wiki begins to facilitate wiki-adding K-8 CS resources to WUaS in multiple languages - e.g. here https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Educational_Software and https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Education - and for Google's awesome K-8 resources. Appreciating your insight, help and communication greatly ...  

Thanks, Scott



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Hi B, 

I just filled out the form. Thank you!

Further clarifications re your question:

In exploring here developing in a Google platform with WUaS in MediaWiki, A) how to develop each of these WUaS wiki subject pages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - in an HTML editor, and B) especially as a SUBJECT TEMPLATE in Miraheze Mediawiki re this SUBJECT TEMPLATE - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE (so ,turning this into a template accessing 300 languages eventually) - so that its sections (in each of ~300 languages) can interoperate with WIKIDATA / WIKIBASE - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikibase - in 300 languages (MediaWiki and Wikidata/Wikibase are Wikipedia technologies too. FYI, WUaS donated ourselves to Wikidata in 2015 for co-development, and got Miraheze Mediawiki as a new wiki in 2017 as a consequence). (I'd also like to learn how to work with the sidebar in Miraheze Mediawiki, perhaps with this specific page as an example - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Wikidata_databases_and_ecosystems - but with all ~725 WUaS wiki pages). This will allow people / Universitians / volunteer teachers and learners in all 300 of Wikipedia' languages to wiki-add new WUaS subjects, and thus further openly teach and learn. 

(And as I've mentioned before, WUaS seeks to become the Harvard / Stanford / MIT / Oxbridge of the Internet in all ~200 countries' official languages for the degrees I've mentioned before, and wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all ~7097 living languages. MediaWiki with Wikidata / Wikibase in ~300 languages is a start. Eventually WUaS students - and potentially Stanford & MIT graduate student instructors - will be able to add to all of these in this manner - https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1062417367261741057).

Thanks again so much. Looking forward to hearing back from a Googler re my filling out this form on the Google for Education site: https://edu.google.com/contact/?modal_active=none on behalf of World University and School. Thank you.

Regards, Scott


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Hi Kevin,

Thanks so much for letting me know. I won't plan to be at the Stanford Wikipedia meeting this evening. Glad you're studying Computer Science and Public Policy - https://kevinsli.people.stanford.edu/ - and congratulations on being your high school valedictorian - https://kevinsli.com/resume/ ! 

Let's stay in touch about developments with World University and School into Wikidata/Wikibase with WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki (in Wikipedia's ~300 languages). WUaS has both of these, having donated WUaS to Wikidata for co-development in 2015, and gotten WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017 as front end, - but since they aren't connected yet, WUaS is seeking to connect them as we plan for registering matriculating online students at -  You at WUaS ... https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/You_at_World_University - not only in each of all ~200 countries' main languages, but for wiki-learners / wiki-teachers / Universitians / volunteers in all 7097 living languages (and even all 7.5 billion people). 

World Univ & Sch also seeks to develop out of Stanford Law and Stanford Medicine for something like MIT OpenCourseWare (which is currently in 5 languages) since MIT doesn't have a law or a medical school, (and I'm in communication with both of these schools at Stanford), - and WUaS is planning to offer online accrediting Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D, and I.B. high school diplomas - in each of ~200 countries' official / main languages online, with a wiki platform too. So please keep your eyes open for Stanford (wiki) coders and law and medical students in all ~200 countries' languages.

Also Chinese and Spanish are WUaS's pilot languages, besides English, as we begin to offer online free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric accrediting university degrees. So if you know any Stanford student developers who know Wikidata / MediaWiki and Chinese, please let them know of this creative coding opportunity. WUaS has a pending NSF grant application in which we have budgeted for hiring something like 30 Stanford graduate student instructors to help teach 'sections' in group video to the MIT OCW faculty in video (conceptually) beginning in the autumn, and possibly this spring, and some of this funding will be put toward coding WUaS as wiki as well. 

And WUaS doesn't yet have a developer of WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki with Wikidata / Wikibase, has been seeking one for years, and is currently communicating with Google for Education Project Manager Brendan Chan about co-developing World Univ & Sch in a Google platform and re WUaS in Wikidata / MediaWiki in ~300 languages. Here's a recent blog post about where WUaS is heading coding-wise with Wikidata/MediaWiki and vis-a-vis a Google Platform -https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/01/daba-mountains-evergreen-forests-where.html . In particular, it's the part that begins "In exploring here developing in a Google platform with WUaS in MediaWiki, A) how to develop each of these WUaS wiki subject pages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - in an HTML editor, and B) especially as a SUBJECT TEMPLATE in Miraheze Mediawiki re this SUBJECT TEMPLATE - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE   "that some of the Stanford coders who come to the Wikipedia meeting today might have knowledge about. WUaS will be an amazing data-generation as well as data-mining project as well. 

I look forward to WUaS emerging out of Stanford in a variety of ways, both in terms of developing a coding team, re many languages, and re online law and medicine, among other ways, and am a bit in touch with President Emeritus/Chair of Alphabet John Hennessy about some of this, and more. If the way opens, may I put you in communication with Googler Brendan Chan re the WUaS wiki project? 

It would be great to talk further about this at a next Stanford Wikipedia / Wikidata meeting, and great to be in communication here too. 

Thanks, Scott













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Monday, January 14, 2019

Cheile Turzii: World Univ & Sch - Coding a New Platform, Romanian Language +, 'Thank you Nicolai for joining the WUaS Hangout on Romanian Language, Languages, and Coding a New Platfrom'


Dear All, 

Thank you Nicolai for joining the WUaS Hangout on Romanian Language, Languages, and Coding a New Platform today - http://youtu.be/3DcqYHEJWiE -
 

The next Live Hangout on Air is Monday January 21st.

Cheers, Scott

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- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

- CC World University and School - like CC 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. 

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World Univ & Sch - Coding a New Platform, Romanian Language +

https://youtu.be/3DcqYHEJWiE







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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Columnea consanguinea: Governance at WUaS - Consensus-informed (Quaker), Quaker business meeting - how it works & in other contexts (including conceptually re Nontheist Friends, and with regard too to inspirations from the 1970s/1980s about good ways to do business, Friendly-informed, Quaker-inspired, but re environmental activism, and in many other ways, where Alpha Farm's consensus decision-making was secular and Quaker-informed, and had a history; I visited Alpha Farm a number of times while studying at Reed College).


Governance at WUaS - Consensus-informed (Quaker) ~


https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1084572571087953922


https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1084569909135237120


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1084565160545550337


https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1084568970101846016


https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1084564368346382336


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Governance at @WorldUnivAndSch: Consensus-informed (Quaker)
See, too, Alpha Farm's consensus decision-making, since '72 https://www.ic.org/directory/alpha-farm/ &





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Searched on:
'Quaker business meeting - how it works & in other contexts' (including conceptually re Nontheist Friends, and with regard too to inspirations from the 1970s/1980s about good ways to do business, Friendly-informed, Quaker-inspired, but re environmental activism, and in many other ways, where Alpha Farm's consensus decision-making was secular and Quaker-informed, and had a history; I visited Alpha Farm a number of times while studying at Reed College).

Found:






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Quaker business meeting - how it works & in other contexts - NtF? secular? consensus decision-making


Nontheist Quakers, 

Am curious about developing Quaker consensus decision-making process, and thinking, in new directions, perhaps informed by NtF leadings. Appreciating Alpha Farm in the Oregon Coastal range in these regards, which has been using consensus decision-making (Quaker-informed, but secular), since 1972, when a group of Friends left the Philadelphia Quaker world to begin a sustainable Quaker community on a farm along Deadwood Creek, about 50 miles west of Eugene. Its founder, Caroline Estes, just turned 90. I've engaged consensus decision-making (Quaker-informed, but secular) in non-violent environmental activist groups in the early 1980s, for ex., in Portland, Oregon, while also attending Multnomah Monthly Meeting there (while a student at Reed College). Am amazed at how much thinking (and even consciousness) went into developing consensus-decision making as process toward peace and social justice goals. Thoughts about NtF Quaker-informed consensus decision-making among non-theist Friends? 

Have blogged a bit about this here - 

(World University and School has used a kind for Friendly-informed secular consensus decision-making, electronically-mediated for many years now). 

Sincerely, Scott


Searched on Quaker business meeting, secular & in other contexts, and related, and found: 



https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/new-haven-friends-meeting/resources/quaker-business-meeting-practice-role-clerk





-- 
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- World University and School

- 415 480 4577


- CC World University and School - like CC 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. 




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Heliodoxa jacula (hummingbird): Minutes for WUaS monthly business meeting Jan 5, 2019 - A) World University & School Monthly Business Meeting, B) WUaS Corporation Board Meeting











Looks like little butterflies or moths or beetles, as an evolutionary biological adaptation! What an amazing development: Columnea consanguinea evolves to attract hummingbirds to its brown spots on its leaves, and the hummingbirds then pollinate the even smaller flowers (my hypothesis): 





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Heliodoxa jacula (hummingbird): Minutes for WUaS monthly business meeting Jan 5, 2019 - A) World University & School Monthly Business Meeting, B) WUaS Corporation Board Meeting



Minutes for Sat Jan 5, 2019 World University & School
Monthly Business Meeting

Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)
   Eckhart Beatty



The next open WUaS monthly business meeting will be on Sat. Feb 9th at 9am Pacific Time. Scott on behalf of World Univ & Sch was glad to have attended the Scratch 3 drag and drop programming language MeetUp in SF yesterday (which is why MBM was a week early on Jan 5th, 2019) and seeks to grow too with Scratch 3:

Hi All, Thnx @scratch & @ScratchEdTeam meetup reboot! #Scratch3 #ScratchEdMeetup #CSinSF Blogged abt this: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/01/bird-vocalization-strategy-and-vision.html Planning IB in many languages @sgkmacleod https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme -  https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics w Scratch 3 https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Programming ~ And all of these wiki subject pages are editable now, for wiki open teaching and learning ... https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1084496269207252992  Planned in all ~200 countries' main languages too. ~ Cheers, Scott (worlduniversityandschool.org)



Minute 1


World University and School seeks to offer grant writers a remunerative opportunity. Please contact info@worlduniversityandschool.org for further information if you are interested.


Minute 2

WUaS will follow up with the National Science Foundation in late January, per their guidance, re WUaS’s pending NSF grant application. This funding is budgeted for hiring graduate student instructors from greatest universities, and for the initial accreditation process.


Minute 3

World University and School seeks to hire graduate student instructors this autumn 2019 (from Stanford and MIT in particular) as WUaS matriculates its 2nd undergraduate class. Graduate student instructors will be teaching ‘sections’ online in something like Google group video Hangouts to 10 students, and in conjunction with MIT OCW faculty in video. This will be one way WUaS seeks to collaborate.  


Minute 4

WUaS will begin to accredit with the state of California’s Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education in mid-February when their portal opens newly, and after hearing from CA BPPE.


Minute 5

In seeking to develop further undergraduate majors, WUaS will developing an environmental science major early on, but hold off on developing Society, Technology and Science major.


Minute 6

Interlibrary loan

In developing Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and Medicine, as well as I.B. high school degrees, in each of all ~200 countries’ official and main languages, WUaS will seek to explore ways to develop online INTERLIBRARY LOAN with consortiums of major universities (e.g. Ivy League Universities and the 10 University of California campuses in the USA, and with other universities in other countries’ languages).

At the same time, WUaS will seek to address related questions re the Directors of The MIT Press and the MIT @medialab


The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls https://www.wired.com/story/ideas-joi-ito-academic-paywalls/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare … via @WIRED


My new @WIRED Ideas column article - The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls

WUaS is in an unique position to help provide a platform for this, and for simple online browsing of academic journals in all ~200 countries’ official languages for matriculated students +.


Minute 7

Wikidata and Information Technologies

WUaS continues to seek to develop the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - for usability combing WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki (as “front end”) with Wikidata / Wikibase (as “back end”) and in Wikipedia's ~300 languages.

In these regards, here is Wikidata’s recent open office hour, and WUaS will seek to attend the next open Wikdiata office hour to inquire further about this:

Wikidata:Events/IRC office hour 2019-01-08




The next open electronically-mediated WUaS monthly business meeting is on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9am Pacific Time, 4pm / 1600 UTC.



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Minutes for Jan 5, 2019 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting



Present:
-       Larry Viehland (acting CFO WUaS Corp and Board member)
-       Scott MacLeod (acting President/Recording Clerk, Board member and Founder/Facilitator of the emergent WUaS Corporation)


- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/01/firecracker-flower-world-univ-sch.html



Minute A

People have been getting the finished version of the WUaS Press’s 3rd book in the mail. The WUaS Press does not yet publish in multiple languages with machine translation, neither STEM nor humanities’ books, but is seeking to develop this in each of all 7,097 living languages.
- https://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity


Minute

WUaS Press is seeking to open its online bookstore / computer store / robotics’ store as WUaS develops its web sites soon. In the process, the WUaS Bookstore will explore how best to carry and sell other publishers books, for example, Larry Viehland’s new "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018) - https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030044930


Minute

In the process of opening the online WUaS Press bookstore, WUaS will seek to explore ways to sell books through PDFs, conceptually.


Minute

In the process of developing the new WUaS Press web site, WUaS will seek to explore developing out of TensorFlow/Cloud and into a stock price, and listing the WUaS Press on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges?

(WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in WUaS Law Schools in all ~200 countries' languages too).


Minute

The WUaS Press seeks to re-conceive the book, emerging conceptually out of something like Google Street View, with text in the side bar, and printable on paper too:
Leaf: Re-conceiving the book - Printable on paper out of a #RealisticVirtualEarth (conceptually like Google Street View with time slider, Maps, Earth ...), text in a sidebar, and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (thinking  #RealisticVirtualHarbin > https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/leaf-re-conceiving-book-printable-on.html … ~







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January 5, 2019 WUaS News & Agenda:


Dear Universitians and friends,

Thank you for your support of World Univ & Sch. I've attached the financial reports for A) World University and School, and for the B) WUaS Corporation for October 2018.

Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically, in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this info@worlduniversityandschool.org


World University's open monthly business meeting Agenda for Saturday, January 5, 2019 - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2018/12/agenda-news-world-univ-schs-open_31.html


WUaS monthly business meeting is a week early this month, on January 5th, 2019. WUaS will attend a Scratch 3.0 Programming Language MeetUp on January 12, 2019 at the Google building in SF. In February, WUaS's open Monthly Business Meeting will return to its 2nd Saturday meeting day at 9am PT, on February 9, 2019. 

Sincerely, Scott

- Languages - World Univ - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod




News and Agenda


World University and School

1 Thank you to contributors, editors and donors in 2018!

2 Collaboration? 

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with Stanford for coding, and with its Law and Medical Schools (in ~200 countries' official languages), since MIT doesn't have these re CC-4 MIT OCW.

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with MIT further as well - especially in building out majors and departments, in addition to hiring graduate students seeking to become online faculty. 

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with University of California Admissions (both UC Berkeley and all 10 UCs) for students applicants, as well. WUaS is seeking to matriculate ~500 online undergraduate students in the autumn of 2019 who are interested in and seeking to complete free-to-students' Bachelor degrees that are best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare centric. 


3 WUaS is awaiting a pending National Science Foundation pending grant application.

4 Seeking too to get started with accreditation in mid-February with CA BPPE. Would be great to know what they might be interested in re https://twitter.com/CaBPPE/status/1024666814989488134


5 Developing WUaS Degrees and Majors 


Course Catalog at World University & School - Courses for Credit 


Our matriculated undergraduate class is continuing with course work toward free-to-students' online Bachelor degrees (at not yet accrediting WUaS).  

6 existing majors: 

BUS:

GENG:



Lego flying robotics
Kitchen table / Home robotics 
Lego drone controller







for Programming - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Programming - Scratch 3.0 Programming language has been released on January 3rd which works with Lego Robotics

EECS: 

GSCI: 
Science -

ENG:
English - 

HIST: 
History - 


New Majors? 

Environmental science major - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Environmental_Science (NEW Environmental_Science wiki subject page at WUaS)








Graduate schools at WUaS


A) Law Degrees - WUaS seeks to head in this direction online, and in ~200 countries' official languages: 

“Columbia Law School is recognized worldwide. I learned why in my first few weeks here: outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities, hundreds of courses, and a location in New York City!” —Andres Del Real ’17 LL.M.


B) Medical Degrees - WUaS seeks to offer online medical degrees, and in ~200 countries' official languages: 

C) Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School - 



Am curious in what ways this course - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html - could fit into a possible Society, Technology and Science major at WUaS and re https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/ ... 


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Developing a 2 book MIT OCW independent study approach  (e.g.  - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-57-technology-based-business-transformation-fall-2007/ ) to a current course could easily apply to my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" and Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life" @ WUaS applied too to a realistic virtual earth and a realistic virtual Harbin for STEM ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy.









6 Wikidata and Information Technology

A) 

Glad Lydia Pintscher, Wikidata Product Manager wrote recently, re Wikidata and Google Cloud: 

Lydia Pintscher @nightrose

 Jan 3

Replying to @Tagishsimon @Wikimedia

"Yeah :/ I'll push more to see what can be done now. Another option I'm working on is making it easier to run your own query service on cloud services like Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services where you are not limited by the restrictions we have to put in place for the public one."




B) 

RE an UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME and WUaS: Glad too that Pavel Richter @pavel , former Executive Director, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V… wrote:

"wenn man das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen irgendwie als sowas wie Rundfunkgebühren, nur nicht nur für Journalisten, sondern für alle, erklären würde.... Man hätte auf jeden Fall zwei Trends mit einem Tweet abgedeckt und bekäme Retweets ohne Ende #BGE #GEZ #zwangsbeitrag #Nahles"

(translation: 

if the unconditional basic income somehow as something like license fees, only for journalists, but for all, would explain .... One would definitely have covered two trends with a tweet and get retweets without) 



C)

Glad too Wikidata's Markus Krötzsch recently wrote in the Wikidata email list, re WUaS Ph.D.s too: 

 [Wikidata] Fully funded PhD positions at TU Dresden


"We are currently looking to fill two 100%-funded researcher positions in 

the field of knowledge representation, AI, and data analysis. This might 

be of interest to some of you, or to someone you know:"




D) 

WUaS is still seeking to develop the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - for usability combing WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki with Wikidata / Wikibase and in Wikipedia's ~300 languages. How best to communicate about this further? 



7 WUaS Outreach - students' NtFs (Nontheist Friends / Quakers)

Outreach - and emerging from the Google Platform / Tensor Flow? 

Finding matriculating students - in possibly communicating with the University of California admissions (or e.g. Ph.D students from Vassar / MIT communities, per your brother too), and coders re said Google Sites' platform with CA BPPE's accreditation agency / WASC senior? 



8 WUaS is seeking to develop online educational opportunities in India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka - all with similar time zones - early on. 




Armeria maritima: Seasons’ Greetings 2018! from Scott MacLeod, with his book’s ‘Naked Harbin Ethnography’ bookmark, Stanford University, California * * * ‘Enter’ into this realistic virtual world here - http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg - where you can visit the Harbin gate virtually, and "walk" down the road "4 miles" to Middletown, CA, to "amble" around the streets there, if interested (accessible from: https://twitter.com/HarbinBook and http://bit.ly/HarbinBook) * * * Plans for the New Year: Seeking to help people realize their dreams at World Univ. & Sch. and with: “What are your educational goals and dreams? Tell us in the comments. With over 2,400 MIT courses represented on OCW, we can help take you to that next level. Get started now-->http://ocw.mit.edu” - https://twitter.com/MITOCW/status/1075069530500665344 ... and via free universal education potentially for all 7.5 billion people, Accreditation * * * Music-making playing Scottish small pipes * * * You might also enjoy these ‘Hippy-Anjali Yoga Notations’ in this holiday time that creatively develop out of Yoga philosophy





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WUaS Press / WUaS Corporation

A

The WUaS Press is pleased to announce it has published its 3rd book:

Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss 



B
World University and School is also pleased to announce the publication of

Larry Viehland's "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018), which the WUaS Bookstore would eventually seek to carry: 




C
WUaS Bookstore  

WUaS would like to sell a PDF version with index of Scott MacLeod's actual / virtual Harbin ethnography accessible from WUaS Bookstore 

WUaS will explore the possibility of a Adobe PDF reader which would allow the reading of this copyrighted book by the purchaser. 


Scott MacLeod's "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (2016)




D
WUaS Bookstore in multiple languages emerging from Google Sites and TensorFlow, with academic press at WUaS for machine translation?


E
WUaS stores from TensorFlow into a stock price and listing on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges? 

WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in the WUaS Law School in all ~200 countries' languages too.

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- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- World University and School
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org 

- 415 480 4577
- http://scottmacleod.com 


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