University of the People was founded on the principles of Open Education and, from the beginning our mission has been to ensure individuals that have previously have faced barriers to higher education get access to high quality education at a low cost.
Given our founding principles, I was so glad to see educators, researchers and academics gather together for Open Ed 2010 in Barcelona this past week. With the theme of “impact and sustainability,” the conference served as a meeting ground for those “who wish to learn about the institutional decisions needed to make open education a reality.”
Technology has truly helped us lay the foundation for greater access to education. I strongly believe that we must use the internet to share information, including educational materials. By engaging a global community in learning, we are creating a more tolerant, well-versed world, something I deeply value.
Have you accessed any interesting courses online?
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