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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
 

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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" ...

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

    • 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 means, and in particular by the progressive introduction                 of free education." The United Nations, 1966
    • A ccess to higher education – a global challenge | Source: UNESCO-UIS (2009) Post secondary gross enrolment ratios by region, 1970 to 2007
    • A ccess to higher education – a global challenge
      • Financial Constraints
      • – marginalized communities
      • Limited Capacity
      • – demand outweighs supply
      • Geographic Boundaries
      • – confined to regions and classrooms
      • Social Restrictions
      • – families, work, culture
    • 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
    • O ur aims – education for all
      • Improving ability to create increased income
      • Raising social status
      • Accessible regardless of location, finances, gender, culture, race
      • Providing equal opportunity
      • Positively impacting the individual, family, community, country, world
      “ I need not the titles but the information, the training, the connectedness of peers who believe in universal education.”   – Michael, Australia
    • T he platform – digital environment
          • Open-source technology
          • -Moodle
          • Open Educational Resources
          • -Providing high quality program materials
          • -Existing materials adapted and applied
          • Social Networking
          • - Peer-to-peer learning
          • Close Academic Supervision
          • - Volunteers, Mentors, Professors
    • O ur Courses
          • Two Program Tracks
          • - Business Administration
          • - Computer Science
          • “ I chose UoPeople to study more and learn from all my friends from everywhere on this planet.”  
          • – Huong, Vietnam
    • O ur Message – A model for delivering change
      • Internet: embracing the fundamental uses of information sharing and global networks
      • Universities: break through physical boundaries to take quality education to the masses
      • Governments: spending a fraction of budget on this model increases reach exponentially - educating the many for the cost of a few
      • A global platform for academic, economic and social growth.
    • O ur Students – Passion, Determination, Satisfaction
      • “ Would you recommend UoPeople to a peer as a good place to attend?”
      • 91% said Yes
      • Out of 98 survey respondents, results included:
        • Definitely not (0)
        • Probably not (1)
        • I don’t know (8)
        • Probably yes (19)
        • Definitely yes (70)
        • TOTAL (98)
      Term 1 and 2 Percentage (%) Comparisons
    • www.UoPeople.org
            • “ 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.”  
            • – Ali Patrik, Jordan