Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” As true as this may be, many people worldwide simply can’t afford the high fees that accompany university schooling. Education entrepreneur Shai Reshef is dedicated to severing education’s association with privilege. He created an affordable online university to provide all global citizens with an opportunity for social mobility. getAbstract recommends Reshef’s rousing story to policy makers, education administrators and anyone interested in leveling the playing field.
In this summary, you will learn
- How higher education fails a significant proportion of people,
- How University of the People is democratizing access to higher education and
- How the institution is revolutionizing the delivery of education.
About the Speaker
Education entrepreneur Shai Reshef is the founder of University of the People, a tuition-free online university.
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4 years agoIf you want a well paid job that will be sought-after in the future then teach yourself programing. Costs: You need internet access, and a notebook/computer. Total costs: 500 USD per year? All the learning material, software and mentoring and examples can be found for free on youtube/codeacademy/stackoverflow/various other sites. The only thing that's needed is continous dedication on your side.