University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education.
Comprised of students from around the world, the UoPeople’s student body will learn through the peer-to-peer teaching method with the support of Instructors. Within the online study communities, students will share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments, and take exams. Please click here for more information concerning online learning The curriculum itself will be supported by respected scholars. A community of educators, comprised of active and retired professors, master level students and other professionals, will participate and oversee the assessment process.They will also develop ongoing procedures for curriculum evaluation and development.
With a convenient virtual address, www.uopeople.org, University of the People is accessible anywhere a computer and Internet connection exists. The students and Instructors represent a diverse group coming from both developing and developed countries.
As mentioned there are no buildings, trees or grass to rest on between the classes – all the programs, materials, and services can be found online. UoPeople consists mainly of the people who study in it, and the materials they use. Students are grouped in classes which reflect their progress. The student advances along with his or her peers as they are given the same lesson and assignments every week.
The learning model includes lessons, classes, discussions, readings, assignments and exams like any university. The students receive maximum freedom in location and hours. Still, in order to push the students for academic success, there are several tools that ensure their commitment, and promote their academic success. University of the People’s goal is to allow students to live their lives, make a living at whatever means are available in their environment, while still being able to enjoy a supportive learning environment which will help to lead them to a better life.
Field of Studies
University of the People offers a unique learning experience in two fields of study: Business Administration Computer Science
Currently, the University of the People does not confer degrees. At the present our programs offers a new learning experience similar to academic studies towards four degrees; An AS and BS in Computer Science and an AS and BS in Business Administration.
In the initial stages, University of the People will offer a new learning experience in two fields: Computer Science and Business Administration. These programs may in the future, lead towards four undergraduate degrees: AS and a BS degree in Business Administration and an AS and a BS in Computer Science.
University of the People is a tuition-free university. At the present, the University does not charge application and assessment processing fees; however, these fees will not necessarily be waived in the future.
There is no fee for any learning materials. Everything is available via our website and online using free Internet resources.
The TOEFL Exam is not a requirement for acceptance to University of the People.
Any non-English transcripts of degree must be fully translated into English and authorized by a notary. You must send the original transcript (or its authorized by a notary copy) with the translated copy as part of the Application Process.
30 June 2010
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