Access to education via the Internet is the wave of the future. That has been our motto at UoPeople from the get-go. This sentiment is now being echoed by Bill Gates. At the Technonomy conference held in early August in Lake Tahoe, Mr. Gates noted that “five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world.”
Online classes are becoming a widely accepted practice among educators. I recently read in The Chronicle of Higher Education that a panel on higher-education in Texas recommended that students be required to complete at least 10 percent of their degrees outside the classroom, through options like online courses. I am happy to have created UoPeople as an option for not only these students, but those all around the world.
Furthermore, not only will this offer a much more collaborative learning environment, than, to borrow a phrase from Mr. Gates “place-based” education, it will drop tuition costs significantly—something that must happen if we are going to get everyone a university education.
It is clear that I am not the only one who believes that the future of education is online. As we continue our mission at UoPeople to show the world that tuition-free, online education is the way forward, will you join us in this endeavor?
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