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.
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
- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor
- World University and School
- 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.
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.
Thnx @scratch & @ScratchEdTeam meetup reboot! #Scratch3 #ScratchEdMeetup #CSinSF Blogged abt this: https://t.co/cnj2KHtHHP Planning IB in many languages @sgkmacleod https://t.co/rgqbYDsnar - https://t.co/kIntwUgV5E & https://t.co/a53n3kl75l w Scratch 3 https://t.co/SxtKrv3f8J ~— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) January 13, 2019
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.
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/
Would you suggest contacting them anyway? Thanks for your help.
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 ...
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/
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.
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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.