UoPeople: A Great Experiment

It is a grand vision: a global college with no tuition, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
UoPeople invites you to read the article written on the university in Inside Higher Ed: A Great Experiment

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About President Shai Reshef

Starting in 1989, Shai Reshef served as chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company, which he sold in 2005 to Kaplan, one of the world’s largest education companies. While chairman of Kidum, he built an online university affiliated with the University of Liverpool, enrolling students from more than 100 countries; that business was sold to Laureate, another large for-profit education company, in 2004. A vessel for universal higher education, UoPeople has the enormous potential to function as a global stimulus package, reaching even the most remote and poorest places on earth. Our ultimate mission is to democratize higher education and, if the past two years are any indication, this is not merely a pipe dream.
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2 Responses to UoPeople: A Great Experiment

  1. Ogbonna Obasi says:

    I think Uopeope has changed many lives including mine. The experience is worthwhile and I wonder what I could have become without this great opportunity provided by Mr.Shai Reshef.

  2. Dianne says:

    I LOVE what University of the People stands for – I think Shai Reshef deserves a Nobel Prize for this! But, and this is a frustrating but, what do people who live in countries like South Africa do when their internet usage is capped and no one (including foreign visitors with healthy incomes, like me) can afford to pay for more than 3mg a month? Are these governments aware of the opportunity to educate their citizens simply by making broadband more affordable? Is anyone lobbying SA by saying that SA citizens have a basic right to education via schools like UoftheP and that the SA government is violating that right by not dealing with the internet situation? There is a new Facebook/Twitter group called Free the Web South Africa – they are trying to generate a critical mass in order to change the industry. Maybe UoftheP can help somehow? Just a thought!!

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