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University of the People
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www.twitter.com/uopeople, www.facebook.com/UoPeople

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Right to Education Denied: Why Millions of People Can't Access Higher Education

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 3:47am 0 Comments

Imagine that you're a bright young individual who has just finished high school. You're eager to explore the next steps on your educational path. Yet, for a variety of reasons, all you see is one closed door after another in your quest for higher education. With no way to pursue your studies, you may slowly become trapped in the all-too-familiar cycle of poverty and repression.

This is a reality for millions of individuals around the world. Even though they have the motivation and…

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CNN.com/technology-Social networks provide new lessons in learning

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments

CNN.com/technology

Social networks provide new lessons in learning

By Lara Farr

Published September 10, 2009



(CNN) -- As millions of students across the world go back to school this month, 178 students from 49 countries will turn on their computers and step onto the virtual campus of the world's first global, tuition-free online university.



Called University of the People, the non-profit, California-based endeavor comes from Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef… Continue

CNN.com/technology-Social networks provide new lessons in learning

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments

CNN.com/technology

Social networks provide new lessons in learning

By Lara Farr

Published September 10, 2009



(CNN) -- As millions of students across the world go back to school this month, 178 students from 49 countries will turn on their computers and step onto the virtual campus of the world's first global, tuition-free online university.



Called University of the People, the non-profit, California-based endeavor comes from Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef… Continue

FastCompany-How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments

How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

Anya Kamenetz



Free online courses, Wiki universities, Facebook-style tutoring networks -- American higher education is changing.



......The online University of the People, founded by Shai Reshef, who made his fortune in for-profit education, signed up its first class this fall -- 300 students from nearly 100 countries. While it has yet to get accreditation, the not-for-profit plans to offer bachelor's… Continue

Business Standard | India -World's first tuition fee-free varsity to start operation soon

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments

By Press Trust of India

Sunday August 16, 2009



http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/world/s-first-tuition-fee-free-varsity-to-start-operation-soon/70792/on

In a bid to provide higher education free of cost to needy students, the world's first tuition fee-free online university with its academic-support operations based in India, will start operation from next month.



Founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, the University of People will use the concept of social… Continue

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At 12:41pm on February 25, 2010, Alice Vivian said…
University of the People –a truly bold and noble action; accreditation appears to be a nightmare, a possible fast solution would be if students could gain entry, perhaps via scholarships (raised through local communities/outside benefactors) using UotP results as a guide, into a university that will acknowledge prior learning and provide a final year/semester fast tracked /condensed course.
 
 
 

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