Shai Reshef's Blog (11)

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

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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Added by Shai Reshef on February 20, 2011 at 3:47am — No Comments

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

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

Added by Shai Reshef on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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

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

Added by Shai Reshef on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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

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

Added by Shai Reshef on September 1, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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

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

Added by Shai Reshef on August 25, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

UoPeople is on NPR Radio

NPR News Radio
www.hereandnow.org
By Robin Young
Broadcast July 30, 2009

Click here to listen to the broadcast-http://www.hereandnow.org/2009/07/rundown-730/?autostart=true

Added by Shai Reshef on July 30, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mashable.com- In the Future, the Cost of Education Will Be Zero

In the Future, the Cost of Education Will Be Zero

July 24th, 2009 | by Josh Catone



The average cost of yearly tuition at a private, four-year college in the US this year was $25,143, and for public schools, students could expect to pay $6,585 on average for the 2008-09 school year, according to the College Board. That was up 5.9% and 6.4% respectively over the previous year, which is well ahead of the national average rate of inflation. What that means is that for many people,… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on July 26, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

The Jakarta Post-Learning goes the distance

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/07/15/learning-goes-distance.html



Learning goes the distance



Anissa S. Febrina , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 07/15/2009 12:30 PM | Features



A passion for knowledge can be limited by neither time nor space, especially with distance learning helping people to indulge that passion, wherever they might be.



For eight years, 41-year-old housewife Ida Rahayu has been juggling her daily house chores and her… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on July 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Le Monde.fr - University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance

University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance



Article publié le 07 Juillet 2009

Par Catherine Rollot

Source : LE MONDE

Taille de l'article : 357 mots



Extrait :

UNE UNIVERSITÉ internationale, quasi gratuite et entièrement accessible à distance. C'est le projet un peu fou lancé par un entrepreneur israélien, Shai Reshef, qui a fait fortune dans l'offre éducative en ligne et qui veut « rendre l'éducation accessible à tous, y… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on July 7, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

World’s first tuition-free online university opens-Article from FutureGov.net

World’s first tuition-free online university opens

By Kelly Ng | 8 June 2009





NEWS

The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), a UN department that aims to reduce poverty by promoting the use of information and communications technology (ICT), wants to make higher education available more accessible to people who cannot afford rising tuition fees, or have problems travelling to the nearest college.



To date, US$1… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on June 22, 2009 at 3:21am — No Comments

Chief Learning Officer- Power to the People

http://www.clomedia.com/executive-briefings/2009/June/2663/index.php

Added by Shai Reshef on June 17, 2009 at 1:27am — No Comments

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