Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Question of the Week

In his article, "A College Education for All, Free and Online"  Kevin Carey discusses a new university called University of the People  which offers online, tuition-free degrees. Created by Shai Reshef a successful educational entrepreneur, the school charges only minimal fees and provides people from all around the world with an opportunity to learn.

The school was founded in 2009 and since then has garnered a lot of attention. Schools such as NYU now accept transfer students from University of the People and the school even has a former top administrator from Columbia as its Provost, David Harris Cohen. Currently the school is seeking accreditation in America.

Would you ever attend a college that was free? Do you believe your degree would have the same value as one from a college that costs $40,000 + per year? Do you think more colleges will begin to offer free classes, and degrees?

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