The Right to Education:  Embracing a Digital Model Shai Reshef Founder & President, University of the People
" H igher education shall be made         equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate m...
A ccess to higher education – a global challenge | Source: UNESCO-UIS (2009) Post secondary gross enrolment ratios by regi...
A ccess to higher education – a global challenge <ul><li>Financial Constraints  </li></ul><ul><li>– marginalized communiti...
T he world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democrati...
O ur aims – education for all <ul><li>Improving ability to create increased income </li></ul><ul><li>Raising social status...
T he platform – digital environment  <ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Moodle </...
O ur Courses <ul><ul><ul><li>Two Program Tracks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  -   Business Administration  </li></...
O ur Message – A model for delivering change <ul><li>Internet:  embracing the fundamental uses of information sharing and ...
O ur Students –  Passion, Determination, Satisfaction <ul><li>“ Would you recommend UoPeople to a peer as a good place to ...
www.UoPeople.org <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is a wonderful opportunity – a chance to see a dream come true.  University of...
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Presentation given by the Founder and President of UoPeople - Mr. Shai Reshef - at Yale Law School, on February 12th 2010, during "The Right to Education: Realizing the Potential of Digital Tools" panel and as a part of Access to Knowledge and Human Rights Conference.

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Shai Reshef's presentation from "The Right to Education: Realizing the Potential of Digital Tools" panel, Feb. 12th 2010, Yale Law School

  1. 1. The Right to Education: Embracing a Digital Model Shai Reshef Founder & President, University of the People
  2. 2. &quot; H igher education shall be made       equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction                 of free education.&quot; The United Nations, 1966
  3. 3. A ccess to higher education – a global challenge | Source: UNESCO-UIS (2009) Post secondary gross enrolment ratios by region, 1970 to 2007
  4. 4. A ccess to higher education – a global challenge <ul><li>Financial Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>– marginalized communities </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>– demand outweighs supply </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>– confined to regions and classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Social Restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>– families, work, culture </li></ul>
  5. 5. T he world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. “ Without UoPeople, I could never afford to go to university.” - Issac, Jordan
  6. 6. O ur aims – education for all <ul><li>Improving ability to create increased income </li></ul><ul><li>Raising social status </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible regardless of location, finances, gender, culture, race </li></ul><ul><li>Providing equal opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Positively impacting the individual, family, community, country, world </li></ul>“ I need not the titles but the information, the training, the connectedness of peers who believe in universal education.”   – Michael, Australia
  7. 7. T he platform – digital environment <ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Moodle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Providing high quality program materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Existing materials adapted and applied </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Peer-to-peer learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Close Academic Supervision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Volunteers, Mentors, Professors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. O ur Courses <ul><ul><ul><li>Two Program Tracks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - Business Administration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - Computer Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I chose UoPeople to study more and learn from all my friends from everywhere on this planet.”   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>– Huong, Vietnam </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. O ur Message – A model for delivering change <ul><li>Internet: embracing the fundamental uses of information sharing and global networks </li></ul><ul><li>Universities: break through physical boundaries to take quality education to the masses </li></ul><ul><li>Governments: spending a fraction of budget on this model increases reach exponentially - educating the many for the cost of a few </li></ul><ul><li>A global platform for academic, economic and social growth. </li></ul>
  10. 10. O ur Students – Passion, Determination, Satisfaction <ul><li>“ Would you recommend UoPeople to a peer as a good place to attend?” </li></ul><ul><li>91% said Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 98 survey respondents, results included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitely not (0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably not (1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t know (8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably yes (19) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitely yes (70) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL (98) </li></ul></ul>Term 1 and 2 Percentage (%) Comparisons
  11. 11. www.UoPeople.org <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is a wonderful opportunity – a chance to see a dream come true. University of the People gives me the opportunity to build myself, my family and my community into something better – I know I am capable of more.”   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – Ali Patrik, Jordan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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