A free online university has grown to 126,000 students. What can it teach traditional colleges?

From EdSurge: “When Shai Reshef started a free online university called University of the People nearly 15 years ago, skepticism was high. … Today, the college has won accreditation. It has grown to serve 126,000 students. … Its student body comes from all around the world, though 51 percent are first-generation students living in the U.S. … ‘Raising enough money and donations was — and still is — the hardest thing for us. We are sustainable. The students pay $120 per course for the assessment, and this amount makes us sustainable. But there are a lot of people around the world — refugees and others — who cannot afford even that. We need scholarships in order to enable them to study.’”

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