BEDAVA VE HERHANGİ BİR AMERİKAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ GİBİ AKREDİTE ÜNİVERSİTE
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Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
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SHAI RESHEF TARAFINDAN KURULMUŞ, NEREDEYSE BEDAVA VE HERHANGİ BİR AMERİKAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ GİBİ AKREDİTE ÜNİVERSİTE. HER ŞEY BEDAVA SADECE İMTİHANLARA GİRİŞ 100 DOLAR (ÖDEYEMEZSENİZ O DA BEDAVA). DÜNYANIN EN BÜYÜK ÜNİVERSİTESİ VE ADI "UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE (INSANLARIN ÜNİVERSİTESİ)" BİNA YOK (EĞİTİM ONLINE) KİTABA PARA YOK (BEDAVA ONLINE) HOCALARA PARA YOK (HARVARD, COLOMBIA VE HER YERDEN 7000 PROFESÖR VE AKADEMİSYEN HEPSİ GÖNÜLLÜ) ÜNİVERSİTEYE A... See more
SHAI RESHEF TARAFINDAN KURULMUŞ, NEREDEYSE BEDAVA VE HERHANGİ BİR AMERİKAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ GİBİ AKREDİTE ÜNİVERSİTE. HER ŞEY BEDAVA SADECE İMTİHANLARA GİRİŞ 100 DOLAR (ÖDEYEMEZSENİZ O DA BEDAVA). DÜNYANIN EN BÜYÜK ÜNİVERSİTESİ VE ADI "UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE (INSANLARIN ÜNİVERSİTESİ)" BİNA YOK (EĞİTİM ONLINE) KİTABA PARA YOK (BEDAVA ONLINE) HOCALARA PARA YOK (HARVARD, COLOMBIA VE HER YERDEN 7000 PROFESÖR VE AKADEMİSYEN HEPSİ GÖNÜLLÜ) ÜNİVERSİTEYE AİT MASRAFLARI DA VAKIFLAR KARŞILIYOR. DÜNYANIN HER YANINDAN DA ÖĞRENCİSİ VAR.
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Bu Çok iyiymis Feb 28

Türkiye'de herhangi bir nedenle okuyamayanlarin bu firsati gözönüne almasi gerekir. Yüksek ögretimin her türünü destekliyoruz. Sanirim gençler burayi pek bilmediginden degerlendiremiyor. "Tuition-free" ne demek, gençlerin buna atlamasi beklenir.

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Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
 

Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
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Evet, Atıl bey Mar 1

ABD'de üniversite okumanın maliyetini göz önüne alırsak Türkiye'de okuyan öğrencilerimize gerek aynı anda iki üniversite bitirme ya da tek başına herhangi bir akredite Amerikan üniversitesini bitirme anlamında gerçekten çok büyük yeni bir fırsat. Mümkün olduğunca tanıtmak için Facebook ve birkaç yere yazdım ama İnşallah bütün üniversite eğitimi gören gençlerin en kısa zamanda haberi olur.

[Edited at 2019-03-01 07:55 GMT]


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On the other hand Mar 1

https://evidence-based.review/university-people-forum-review-uopeople-accreditation-6251755280.html

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too good to be true Mar 4

Gerçek olamayacak kadar iyi demiştim, haklı çıktım.

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Durum buymuş... (yukarıda verilen bağlantıda bunlar yazıyor) Mar 4

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"The incredible fraud of University of the People aka UoPeople: the scam offering fake 'free' degrees online"
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"The incredible fraud of University of the People aka UoPeople: the scam offering fake 'free' degrees online"
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Through a list of FAQ, we will debunk the most common myths about the University of the People, founded by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef. First of all, University of the people is not free: they turned tuition into exam fees, which you must pay anyway. Unethical ads! And the accreditation is ridiculous.



Myths and misconceptions about University of the People aka UoPeople: frequently asked questions


University of the People (UoPeople) is an American institution in Pasadena, California, USA
False! Truth: University of the People has no campus, nor does it have offices or real phone numbers in the US, because UoPeople is located in Israel, not in the USA, and the paid administrative staff are also Israeli people (they speak English though). They just have a PO box — aka "virtual office" — in America and claim it to be their "administrative office". If you go to their (hypothetical) location in Pasadena, you will not find them: you will find a "virtual office" instead, belonging to Davinci Virtual Office Solutions. Scam! By the way, since it is basically a shared PO box, you can also share their address (225 South Lake Ave Suite 300 Pasadena, CA 91101) for just $99/month. See also the location of the PO box in Google Maps and Google Street View (please note that Google Street View seems to work properly only on desktop computers): where is University of the People? Surprise: it doesn't exist, as you can see in the photo. The only phone number they advertise is actually a rented virtual number: there are no US landlines (or mobile phone lines) whatsoever. Try to phone them: who will answer the phone? Nobody. Or, to be exact, an answering machine. This is why their website states

we are unable to take incoming calls and our phone number goes directly to a voice message service.
Welcome to an innovative "university", which refuses to take phone calls.

University of the People is being run from Israel, not from "Pasadena, California, USA". Nobody, in Pasadena or in America, has ever seen this "University of the People". Their website, as well as their countless sponsored news articles and press releases, deliberately omit this important information. In other words, University of the People does not disclose the real location (country and address), and leads the reader to believe that the address in California — which is actually a PO box — is the real office of a real American university. This amounts to a serious lack of transparency.

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world's first tuition-free online university, which is helping humanity through free education
False! Truth: instead of using the word "tuition", they prefer the expression "exam fees", which you will have to pay anyway. Their courses are not free, and you will have to pay thousands of dollars in total.

In other words, tuition is not free: this scam is conceived to steal money, and more importantly to rip off poor people in developing countries.

From a page in their website (obviously, not their main page…):

University of the People is tuition-free but not free. Our fees help to maintain our tuition-free online degree structure.
That statement insults everyone's intelligence. Seriously, who do they think they are fooling? Basically they want money so they can be "tuition-free". And they are "tuition-free" only if you pay money. This kind of sophistry is ridiculous to say the least.

University of the People (UoPeople) is accredited
True… but with very limited accreditation! Truth: first of all, University of the People is not regionally accredited in the US. Regional accreditation is a reputable form of American accreditation. For example, it allows you to transfer credits from an institution to others, or to qualify for state licensure.

On the other hand, UoPeople's non-regional accreditation — DEAC, a previously defunct national accreditation, and now only valid for online degrees — is pretty bad, which is why all credits will not transfer to most major colleges or universities and in most cases will not qualify you for state licensure.

Remember: in the USA, regional accreditation is the best accreditation for a college and/or a university, while the so-called "national accreditations" have a very bad reputation and are sometimes questionable.

You can attend for free! You only have to pay later
False! Truth: you must pay what they call a "non-refundable registration fee" — in other words, you must pay just to complete the registration process on the website. Bottom line: if you don't pay, you can't attend. Since this school claims to be an organization that helps students from developing countries, what they don't understand — or pretend not to understand — is that $60 is a lot of money for a student in a low-income country, especially if this "fee" is totally useless. Have they ever been to, say, Chad or Benin? $60 is more than what a worker can earn in a whole year.

University of the People (UoPeople) offers an accredited MBA
False! Truth: the MBA is not accredited by any business school accreditation bodies (e.g. AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). It only has the DEAC national accreditation, which has nothing to do with MBAs. In other words, if you are serious about a career in finance, this fake "MBA" will be completely useless simply because nobody in the international business world will recognize it as a real MBA. In the meantime, the "tuition-free" University of the People will already have asked you to pay all the compulsory fees: several thousand dollars altogether for a useless piece of paper.

University of the People (UoPeople) offers lots of scholarships
Very unlikely! Truth: there is no good statistical evidence that UoPeople is actually offering lots of scholarships, despite their ads. Do you know any students who are on a full scholarship at UoPeople, either Bachelor or MBA? And more importantly, these ads about the (hypothetical) scholarships contradict the claim that UoPeople is tuition-free. If courses were free, there would be no need to be advertising clickbait articles about scholarships so much. This is how the scholarship-related scam works:

1. people — especially poor people — look for scholarships on the Internet;
2. they come across sponsored articles claiming that "a tuition-free university is giving lots of scholarships";
3. people click the article but end up paying fees for the next four years.

You can also do this very simple experiment: after paying the compulsory $60 registration fee on the website, contact University of the People's reps and tell them you are interested in getting a scholarship for their Bachelor (business administration, computer science, health science) or for the MBA. Guess what… they will say they just ran out of scholarships "due to the limited resources and the intrinsic distance-learning nature of the school" (??). What a coincidence: due to the limited resources, you just ran out of scholarships… but you keep advertising them! In any case, the bottom line is that the invented scholarships are just fake ads. In the meantime, they got your $60.

University of the People (UoPeople) is a legit, internationally recognized school, accredited all over the world
False! Truth: UoPeole's low-quality non-regional accreditation (DEAC) is not recognized elsewhere. For example, if you want to use your hypothetical UoPeople degree in South Africa, you will find out that your degree is invalid. See also Education department warns new university (UoPeople) is fraudulent: the government of South Africa banned University of the People/UoPeople because it is not recognized by the Department of education and UoPeople refused to register with the Department of Education as required by law. In other words, for the government of South Africa, UoPeople is not a legitimate accredited school because DEAC is not a legit international accreditation. However, University of the People doesn't care, and the launch of UoPeople in South Africa was covered by bombarding television and newspapers with ads across the country, highlighting the desperate demand for (fake) "free" higher education. UoPeople was — and is still — very interested in South Africa because this country represents the most profitable market in the African continent, where they can recruit the highest number of paying students. To UoPeople's surprise, it seems that the government of South Africa cannot be easily deceived, though.

The reality is UoPeople is not accredited and not legally recognized in 99.99% of the world's countries. A UoPeople degree is just a useless piece of paper almost everywhere, which cost you thousands of dollars.

University of the People (UoPeople) says you will immediately find a job with their degree
Unlikely! Truth: lots of US graduates actually decided to omit their degree on their resume due to the prevalent discrimination from employers towards dubious non-regional "DEAC accredited" online schools such as UoPeople, which are considered diploma mills or degree mills. Thousands of students graduated from schools having a real regional accreditation; competing in the job market will be more difficult for you, because their schools' reputation is much better. University of the People's perception and DEAC accreditation will be pretty embarrassing in your resume, and in most cases the degree will not qualify you for state licensure.

University of the People's reps, who sometimes disguise themselves as "students", know the slim job prospects for their graduates, and their aggressive and harmful recruiting (student) tactics is well-known, mostly via email and Facebook, which they bombard with ads, fake reviews and sponsored news articles and press releases. The reality is: there are no jobs. It is not true what UoPeople's reps say on Facebook: "Plenty of people with our degrees are working for big corporations that will hire you as well, such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Amazon, AT&T, Facebook, Google and many more". It is just advertising and PR, which insult people's intelligence in order to extort tuition disguised as "examination fees".

I was approached online by a UoPeople "student" who said: "Feel free to message me with any questions" and invited me to pay a $60 registration fee to study with the "best university in the world"
Beware of scams! Truth: unfortunately, UoPeople reps often disguise themselves as "students". This also happens in their website, where they created a fake "contact a student" section, or on the Facebook page, where they invite you to "contact a student". Unluckily, you are not contacting a "student"; on the contrary, you are contacting a (hidden) rep. The tactic is simple: they will bombard you with spam, ads and plenty of other useless stuff just to convince you to sign up and pay the registration fee. The same reps also write hundreds of fake reviews and fake articles on the Internet, even on well-known websites, saying that UoPeople is "wonderful". As for the claim that "University of the People is the best university in the world"… well, it is so ridiculous that there is no need to comment.

University of the People's employees and teachers are "volunteers"
False! Truth: UoPeople, which is based in Israel, pays the Israeli employees very well, especially the ones who write fake positive reviews all over the Internet — including Facebook — usually together with sponsored press releases or sponsored news articles in the US, that is to say ads. Examples: Michael Kessler, Asaf Wolff and Sarah Vanunu, who all live and work in Israel. On the other hand, Shai Reshef also hires underpaid non-Israeli teachers, who work remotely. The NDA (employment contract) that they must sign clearly states that they are independent contractors — and not volunteers! — paid from $100/month to $200/month. In other words, "volunteering" is just an excuse to exploit people and have them work under the table without a decent salary. Besides, salaries for exploited young workers in Africa are even lower! …mainly in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, but also Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. And while University of the People makes lots of money through the mandatory tuition that they call "examination fees", Reshef doesn't have to pay the taxes because this mechanism is disguised as a "non-profit American university" thanks to one PO box ("virtual office") in the US. What a fraud.

University of the People has built a computer center for students in Haiti
False! (and they should be ashamed) Truth: this fake news appeared in UoPeople's sponsored articles just after the terrible earthquake in Haiti a few years ago, together with a fake picture created by UoPeople reps claiming that they were helping people in Haiti. University of the People started to raise money, announcing that the institution was building "a computer center for students in Haiti". Not only has UoPeople never built anything, but unfortunately some charity organizations and individual citizens generously agreed to give money, thus being scammed.

University of the People partners with the United Nations and/or its agencies
False! Truth: this is another piece of fake news that used to appear on UoPeople's sponsored articles, and still appears on their website. The United Nations and its agencies do not have any partnerships with University of the People, nor is University of the People affiliated with them. As the United Nations' official website states (click here), http://www.un.org/en/sections/about-website/fraud-alert/index.html

BEWARE OF SCAMS IMPLYING ASSOCIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

The United Nations has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

[…] [In particular:] The United Nations does not offer prizes, awards, funds, certificates, compensation, scholarships […]

Nevertheless, University of the People keeps telling us they have partnerships and/or affiliations with the UN, and even uses the UN logo (without showing they are legally authorized to do so) just to mislead people. Example of fake news spread by University of the People (click here in case they delete it):

(Pasadena, CA. Sunday, Nov 23.) University of the People (UoPeople) President Shai Reshef in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Israel has announced the launch of a collaborative project opening the gates to tuition-free, accredited higher education for refugees and asylum seekers all over the world.

University of the People (UoPeople) is academically rigorous
Funny! Truth: the "exams" are a joke (see also the "Students" section below). They are basically the same questions as the weekly quizzes, which you can learn by heart and take infinitely online until you get the best score. University of the People is only interested in getting the "examination fee", which is your tuition — or your series of installments; they can't care less about tests or exams, which they actually copy/paste from other (real) university's free websites.

University of the People (UoPeople) developed a mobile app for iOS and Android to help poor people who can only access the Internet through slow connections
False! Truth: University of the People never developed an app to help people who use slow Internet connections from developing countries. Neither Google Play nor the Apple App Store has ever had this imaginary app. Actually, UoPeople's hidden subscription-based website — the non-refundable entry fee to visit the real website (and not just the promotional part) is $60 — is slow on all low-end mobile devices and reading the pages is difficult.

University of the People (UoPeople) is tuition-free because the school only asks for money during the "final exam"
False! Truth: firstly, there is a non-refundable entry fee just to activate the account. So, the whole process cannot be "free". Moreover, University of the People does not even have a "final exam", because it does not run any final exams at the end of an academic term or of a complete degree course. The payments are very simple: you have to pay otherwise you can't pass each exam — not to be confused with the weekly quizzes, which are basically multiple-choice tests taken from other universities' websites (that don't ask for any "entry fees" to take the tests).

University of the People works with Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Columbia University, New York University, Oxford University (UK) etc.
False! Truth: we suggest you do this simple experiment. Phone Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, New York University, Oxford University — luckily they all have a real phone number, unlike UoPeople that doesn't have one — and ask them if they "have a partnership", if they "work with", of if they "are affiliated with" University of the People, as UoPeople's reps claim. The answer is: no, the universities of Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Columbia and New York have nothing to do with UoPeople. Nor is it true that "if you study with UoPeople you will get a master's from the University of Berkeley and NYU": there is no guarantee that, through UoPeople, you can receive a master's from Berkeley or NYU. Nevertheless, University of the People keeps distributing old sponsored articles and press releases — which usually date back to 2010 or so — in order to mislead the reader. When University of the People claimed to be helping Haiti or some African countries, a few of those institutions agreed to collaborate or give money — which was the right choice, since these countries needed and still need help. Too bad it all turned out to be a scam, and UoPeople did nothing in Haiti or Africa. The result is that nobody is giving money, or collaborating, anymore.

Moreover, it is funny that UoPeople mentions Ivy League institutions and/or MIT etc.: other universities, for them, are worthless. A pretty naive PR strategy.

Many leading academics, professors and researchers from the best universities in the world are teaching at UoPeople
False! Truth: UoPeople's Israeli staff just wrote those names in the website to start an advertising campaign, especially ten years ago. Those professors' names are still there, but none of them teach, or taught, at UoPeople.

Is UoPeople a scam? No, because I find hundreds of articles all over the Internet claiming that University of the People is the best school in the world, helping Africa and the entire human race through scholarships, and so on
False! Truth: again, it's all about advertising. Ten years ago, when nobody knew this "new tuition-free school", Reshef started to pay newspapers and websites to publish nice articles about UoPeople in order to start collecting fees from the first students who decided to sign up. Keep in mind that journalists had no idea what they were talking about, since they had never seen this "University of the People" — as we said, the American address is just a PO box (so you can't see anything) and the real address is in Israel, but they were not aware of this important scam. Today, journalists are much more suspicious of UoPeople, and are not writing so many articles anymore, though you could still find some recent stuff.

A similar thing happens on websites like Quora, Wikipedia, Medium, Reddit etc.: in this case, there is no need to pay a journalist… UoPeople reps write fake reviews themselves for free. In other words, you are not reading reviews written by UoPeople students, but ads written by UoPeople reps.

Well, after all, even if it's not "tuition-free", University of the People is super cheap, while other universities are expensive. It's a bargain, UoPeople is worth it!
False! Truth: why should we buy a useless piece of paper that UoPeople calls "MBA", for thousands of dollars, when we can print the same piece of paper ourselves? Cost of the latter option: zero dollars. As for other universities, you will receive a real, respectable and fully accredited MBA, which is why they are "expensive".

Great news! US gymnast Simone Biles left UCLA and is now a student at University of the People. She is also giving scholarships!
False! Truth: typical fake news from UoPeople. Go to Simone Biles' official website: it never says that she left University of California at Los Angeles — which is a very important, respected and regional accredited school — to study with UoPeople. All the sponsored articles and press releases on the web, and all the videos produced by University of the People, are just ads/commercials featuring Simone Biles (we will never know if she has been paid to shoot these videos). In other words, it is a typical advertising — and misleading — campaign, where Biles acts as a "spokeswoman" or "global ambassador". As usual, it is unclear if the advertised scholarships actually exist.

UoPeople ranking is great, especially UoPeople MBA ranking
False! Truth: because of the ridiculous non-regional DEAC accreditation, UoPeople is not taken seriously as a "university" and is not ranked anywhere. No global world ranking mentions "University of the People" or "UoPeople", let alone its MBA.

The application is very serious and the acceptance rate of UoPeople is low, because this school is very selective
False! Truth: the acceptance rate is 100%. Just after you sign up and send your application, they want you to pay the registration fee as soon as possible. In other words, the only real requirement is your money; if you don't pay, you won't be accepted and you won't be allowed to log in to the website. It doesn't matter whether you understand English or not. Some people even managed to be accepted with fake African high school diplomas.

UoPeople is not a diploma mill
Doubtful. Truth: technically the Israeli "university" UoPeople uses its (funny) DEAC American online accreditation, but it shares too many dubious and irregular practices with typical diploma mills.

I will have an awesome graduation ceremony
False! Truth: at UoPeople there is no such thing as "graduation ceremony". After you pay all the fees, you will get your piece of paper by mail. Basically, it works just like a diploma mill.


Students who are having problems with University of the People

This is what a student has to say about her situation.

"I attended a state university before moving to another state and attending University of the People online. It is definitely low-cost compared to other schools, although not "tuition-free" as they claim in their misleading ads. But University of the People has a bad reputation and accreditation, while other schools have regional accreditations, which are much better. My experience with this school hasn't been great, and, speaking with other students, nor has it been for them.

The exams are ridiculous: they are the same questions as the weekly quizzes which you can take infinitely until you get a score of a hundred. What a joke! They just want your $100 (or $200) so you can pass the exam. As for the instructors, the only method of contact with faculty and staff is through email: the problem is that some teachers don't check their email very often. So how are we supposed to communicate? Simple: in this case we can't.

One of the most off-putting aspects of this school were the so-called written assignments. One is due almost every week. They are peer-graded: not teacher, peer. At UoPeople, "peer assessment" means that the assignment will be graded only by other students, not by a teacher. The big problem is that most students don't understand English well (they are not native speakers) or don't know how to write a well-written essay. More often than not, they didn't understand the lessons or the assignment itself. So in my situation I would write good essays and because some peers didn't understand the task of the assignment or didn't understand English, I would fail the assignment. At that point I would contact the teacher and ask him his two cents on the situation. 99% of the time it turns out the grade needed to be corrected because my assignment was done correctly. This was very frustrating, because it happened every week. Not to mention that your grade only got corrected if you managed to get in contact with the teacher. If he or she didn't check their email regularly, you are screwed with a bad grade and a wrong grading scale.

On the other hand, the students who don't understand the purpose of the assignment could also give the maximum score to other badly-written assignments, simply because they don't know what they have to do and don't even understand the language, or even because they are in a hurry. But when you are not this lucky — that is, getting the best score just for doing nothing — you are screwed with a bad grade again. Unbelievable.

For the record, their course material was just made up of Internet links, more often than not Wikipedia articles or PDF files belonging to other universities. Technically this is legal because the material is freely available online (thanks to the generosity of different, real, universities) but the fact that this school does not produce anything and just makes money through other people's books, articles, lecture notes, slides or whatever — without informing them, let alone paying them any compensation — leaves me totally horrified. It makes no sense to give money to University of the People, which is exploiting other people's material; it would be more reasonable to make a donation to the real authors, who never donated their books, webpages or slides to UoPeople.

I am currently in the process of attending another school, which needs all the transcripts, whether they take credits or not. I made my request and paid my transcript fees — yet another fee! — to UoPeople almost three months ago, and about a week ago I emailed the faculty to check on the status of the transcript. I got an email back saying they never received the request form or the payment. I had to go back, forward the original email with form and receipt (which they had sent me). A week later, there is still no update on whether they are doing anything about it. It looks like they don't want me to go because they want more money. A fellow student, who wanted to switch schools as well, went through the same dilemma.

If you still have the chance, avoid all these troubles and apply to a local community college; try to get real scholarships or financial aid. University of the People is not worth the money: it is just a waste of time and money, no matter how much."

This student didn't pay the last fee. This is what happened:

"I am a poor boy and I live in the third world. Not only did UoPeople refuse to get me a scholarship, but when I ran out of money and couldn't pay the last "fee" the website wouldn't let me in anymore. That is, if you don't pay, they have your account disabled and you can't log in to the website anymore. Is this a "tuition-free" university??"

Peer assessment at UoPeople: does it really work?

"UoPeople's so-called "peer assessment" is driving me crazy. I did my assignment and got a zero (wow…) just because all the three peers that were supposed to grade my assignment forgot to grade it! I feel kind of cheated because I did my grading as I was supposed to and I have yet to hear anything from the teacher to address it. She is ignoring my emails; it looks like she is on vacation or maybe she left the course. I don't want to waste my time anymore and I'm thinking of just going back to the online school I was at. Goodbye UoPeople, and I hope I won't hear about your "tuition-free but not free" scam anymore. And please don't make me pay another fee to leave your "school", for heaven's sake."

Last but not least, this former teacher/instructor has some interesting things to add:

"Last year I was hired by this online school. The salary was very low, and they had me sign a contract stating I must not talk to anyone about the contract itself. Basically they have you work illegally and say you are a "volunteer" just to avoid the taxes. I quit because I was fed up with this scam. In retaliation, they didn't pay my hours. They are making money from the poor students from underdeveloped countries, and cheating many charity organizations promising they will provide plenty of scholarships for Bachelors and MBAs… which I have never seen."

If you want to share this page with your friends, you can also use the short address tinyurl.com/uopeoplescam or tinyurl.com/uopeople-scam

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References
Davinci virtual office in Pasadena
United Nations' official notice about online scams and frauds (including partnerships and scholarships)
UoPeople's fake partnership with the United Nations
Important: Education department warns new university is fraudulent

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Kaynak: https://evidence-based.review/university-people-forum-review-uopeople-accreditation-6251755280.html


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Scam'lara gelmişiz gibi... Mar 4

Scam'lara gelmişiz gibi. Kafam karıştı.

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P.S. Yazılan güzel fikirleri "agree" diyerek beğeniyorum. Yeter ki yazılsın ben beğenirim arkadaş.






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Yani bir nevi tosun ya da Sülün Osman Mar 4

diyorsunuz ama ilk mezunlarını vermiş 2013 yılında. Haberi veren de New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/where-are-the-graduates-of-university-of-the-people.html

Tosun, Sülün Osman, saadet zinciri, mehdi,cinci hoca, medyumlar, her türlü hastalığı bitkilerle çö
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diyorsunuz ama ilk mezunlarını vermiş 2013 yılında. Haberi veren de New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/where-are-the-graduates-of-university-of-the-people.html

Tosun, Sülün Osman, saadet zinciri, mehdi,cinci hoca, medyumlar, her türlü hastalığı bitkilerle çözen çarıklı profesörler bizim kültürümüzde yaygın olduğu için dünyanın her tarafında da olacak diye düşünüyoruz ama önce yazıyı okuyun derim.

WHEN it opened in 2009 to some media fuss, University of the People was a free-culture concept in a competitive, proprietary universe. It charged no tuition and was open to anyone who could do the work. Professors volunteered their time. Now, four years later, the first students are reaching graduation, raising a question no R.O.I. calculator has yet sought to answer: What is a free online degree worth?

Ali Patrik Eid, 33, hopes it can land him a new job. He works for a company that provides evacuations and medical service, based in Jordan. Speaking via Skype from his dining room table as twin 1-year-old daughters squealed beyond a folding screen divider, Mr. Eid said that adding an associate degree in business administration to his résumé had gotten him three job interviews. “I have been trying since forever to arrange an interview,” said Mr. Eid, who will complete a bachelor’s in March. “Once I mentioned I had a degree, I had lots of e-mails.”

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--Alıntı--

"The Value in a Free Degree"



By Laura Pappano - The New York Times - Nov. 1, 2013



//"Ali Patrik Eid, who lives in Jordan, hopes his degree will land him a new job.CreditCreditLaith Majali for The New York Times"///227

WHEN it opened in 2009 to some media fuss, University of the People was a free-culture concept in a competitive, proprietary universe. It charged no tuition and was open to anyone who could do the work. Professors volunteered their time. Now, four years later, the first students are reaching graduation, raising a question no R.O.I. calculator has yet sought to answer: What is a free online degree worth?

Ali Patrik Eid, 33, hopes it can land him a new job. He works for a company that provides evacuations and medical service, based in Jordan. Speaking via Skype from his dining room table as twin 1-year-old daughters squealed beyond a folding screen divider, Mr. Eid said that adding an associate degree in business administration to his résumé had gotten him three job interviews. “I have been trying since forever to arrange an interview,” said Mr. Eid, who will complete a bachelor’s in March. “Once I mentioned I had a degree, I had lots of e-mails.”

Debbie Time, who will get a bachelor’s in business administration in January, hopes to start a jewelry business. Ms. Time, who is 48, works as an administrative assistant at a Florida insurance company. “I don’t want to stay in cubicle nation,” she said, adding that courses taught her how to structure a business, “find a target niche” and, if business flags, how to “figure out which items are losing money.”

Online learning has caught fire since the early days of “distance education,” and massive open online courses have injected technological polish and a hip ethos to Web courses, but University of the People remains the only tuition-free online college granting degrees.

“We are building a model to show that education can be way less expensive than it is right now,” the founder, Shai Reshef, said over black coffee and tuna tartare at a coffee shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

University of the People has an annual budget of $1 million, 14 paid staff members and 300 volunteers. It runs on donations from foundations, including the Hewlett and the Gates foundations and the Carnegie Corporation, plus fees students pay to apply (from $10 to $50) and take exams ($100 each), although waivers are available. Mr. Reshef, an Israeli businessman in the education field, has contributed $3.5 million of his own money.

Curriculum is shaped by unpaid deans with day jobs at New York University and Columbia and is purposefully low tech, using open-source, text-based materials that students access and respond to asynchronously. “We use the simplest technology that is most available,” Mr. Reshef said. A quarter of students don’t have broadband and can’t play video; 6 percent use only mobile devices.

University of the People has not served large numbers. While close to 1,500 students from 137 countries have enrolled since it opened, there are currently only 736 active students. Mr. Eid and Ms. Time are among 17 students on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer science within the next year. Another 31 will earn associate’s degrees.

Yet interest is high. More than 44,000 contacted University of the People in the last academic year, and 15,000 more got in touch after Microsoft announced in August that it would provide 1,000 University of the People students in Africa with internships, technical training and mentoring and cover exam fees.

An obvious barrier: University of the People is still working toward accreditation. Russell Poulin, deputy director of research and analysis for Wiche Cooperative for Educational Technologies, who helped draft guidelines for accrediting bodies to judge online programs, says it’s likely the university will show the academic rigor and programmatic coherence needed for accreditation. (Students get written assignments and tests, do open-source reading, and write journals and judge peer writing with instructor oversight.)

The bigger issue, Mr. Poulin said, is how employers react to the online institution (the only real estate is 500 square feet in a Pasadena, Calif., office park). Online education as a whole has made inroads among employers, but “there is still a lot of skepticism,” said Carolin Hagelskamp, director of research for Public Agenda, a nonprofit group that queried 656 employers for a report released in September. Even though 80 percent saw a niche for online learning, especially for older students, 56 percent preferred on-campus degrees. “It doesn’t mean attitudes aren’t changing,” she said.

//"Ali Patrik Eid's diploma in business, one of the university's first."///2


A mixed response is what Mr. Eid found in his job interviews. The employers had never heard of University of the People and asked about it. Some were “afraid of it being a fraud,” while “others liked the idea” of a free online degree, he said. One “was so amazed about me” working, being a father and “at the same time studying.” He was offered one position but the pay was too low to justify relocating.

“University of the People is a bit of a risk,” said Doug Walters, the transportation coordinator for the Southern York County School District in Glen Rock, Pa. His salary is in the mid-$40,000s. And with a 9-year-old daughter to support and student loans from unfinished degrees at Brigham Young University and Penn State Online, the free tuition appealed. Mr. Walters, now 29, began in fall 2011 and plans to earn a business administration degree in two years so that he can advance in the district. “There is no way I can do that without completing a higher education,” he said.

Will a University of the People degree move him ahead? “We only recognize university programs that are accredited and approved by the PA Department of Education,” said Mr. Walters’s boss, Wayne McCullough, chief financial and operations officer for the district.

Mr. Walters has some time. But Mr. Eid, who just sent out 50 more résumés, is eager for results now.

Mr. Poulin believes that international students like Mr. Eid, who make up 75 percent of those enrolled, may get the greatest benefit. “In many countries,” he said, “having a degree from an American university does have a lot of value to it.”

The University of the People concept — to educate those who don’t otherwise have access — is grand. But finding the sweet spot of access and rigor hasn’t been easy. Dalton Conley, a professor of sociology, medicine and public policy at N.Y.U. who volunteers as dean of arts and sciences, hopes University of the People can “have the reputation CUNY had 50 years ago when poor kids came and did great things.”

Initially, University of the People admitted almost all who applied, but many didn’t speak English well enough to do the work, Mr. Reshef said, including posting on discussion boards and judging peer writing. It has since raised its standards; there are now six required admissions essays, and nonnative speakers must prove proficiency with test scores or pass an English course before they can apply. Acceptance rates have dropped from 99 to 81 percent. Retention rose from 42 percent in 2010 to 81 percent last year.

Two years ago, University of the People also added academic advising, and outreach to students whose grade-point average dropped below 2.0. “We are opening the gates for everyone and we are tuition free — students need this extra support,” Mr. Reshef said.

That’s what Kregg C. Strehorn, associate dean for undergraduate advising and learning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, noticed when he became a volunteer adviser and professor of introductory sociology. “The diversity is off the charts,” he said. He has students from a dozen countries and five continents in each class. “Many have had no experience with higher education,” he said. They don’t know what a syllabus is or what it means to fulfill degree requirements.

Because few have yet been able to use University of the People as a steppingstone, Joe Jean of Haiti has become its poster boy. Two years ago, Mr. Jean used his 3.5 G.P.A. at University of the People to gain admission and a full ride to N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi, where he is now a sophomore computer science major. (John Sexton, president of N.Y.U., heads Mr. Reshef’s council of advisers.)

For Mr. Jean, 25, whose family subsists on money his mother earns selling juice, education is a life changer. “Now I have a bigger perspective, bigger dreams,” he said, taking a break from a homework assignment writing computer code. At home, he said, “I have a lot of people counting on me.”


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Laura Pappano is writer in residence at Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College and author of several books, including “Inside School Turnarounds.”

Kaynak: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/where-are-the-graduates-of-university-of-the-people.html




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Kendilerini böyle anlatmışlar-tanıtmışlar


--University of the People sayfasından alıntı--


"In Brief"

University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. It is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies. The university offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science as well as master’s degree programs in business administration and education. UoPeople was founded in 2009 and accredited in February 2014. Today, it has 18,552 students enrolled from more than 200 countries and territories. 1,000 of these students are refugees, of whom 600 are Syrian.

UNESCO estimates that, by the year 2025, there will be nearly 100 million young people seeking seats in universities that don’t exist. UoPeople is an essential part of avoiding such a tragic missed opportunity for would-be students. The university believes that access to higher education can promote world peace and global economic development. As a basic right, higher education can transform not only the lives of students, but also their families’ lives, their communities, their nations and, by extension, the world.

The university is directed by President Shai Reshef, an education entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience, and by distinguished international boards of trustees and advisors. Its President’s Council is led by current and former leadership from several of the world’s foremost institutions, including: John Sexton, President Emeritus of NYU; George Rupp, President Emeritus of Columbia University; Catharine Bond Hill, President Emerita of Vassar College; Nicholas Dirks, former chancellor of UC Berkeley; Judith Shapiro, President Emerita of Barnard College, and Nobel Laureate Torsten N. Wiesel, President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University. More than 7,000 professionals have volunteered for the university, including those filling key UoPeople leadership positions.

UoPeople has academic partnerships with NYU, the University of Edinburgh, and UC Berkeley, where qualified UoPeople students may apply to transfer and continue studies. 92% of UoPeople graduates are employed, including at such companies as Amazon, Apple, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan, as well as institutions such as the UN and the World Bank.

UoPeople is supported by the generosity of individuals and foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fondation Hoffmann, The Ford Foundation, and more. UoPeople has been covered by the New York Times, BBC, NPR, Times Higher Education, US News and World Report, and more. President Reshef’s TED Talk about the university and its mission has over 5.5 million views.

UoPeople is building a sustainable new model for higher education, in which students are asked to pay only a $100 assessment fee at the end of each course ($200 in the MBA). One year of study (10 courses) costs $1,000, and a four-year bachelor’s degree is only $4,000. For students who might find even these modest fees prohibitive, the university offers a variety of scholarships, to fulfill the part of its mission that no qualified student will be left behind for financial reasons.

Kaynak: https://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/in-brief/



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"Our fees help to maintain our tuition-free online degree structure." Mar 5

Belli ki üniversite diploması gibi görünen ama hiçbir işe yaramayan bir kağıt parçasını insanlara binlerce dolara satmak için tasarlanmış iğrenç bir scam.

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Neyse ki bizden bir şey kaçmaz ve saklanamaz Mar 6

BBC, New York Times ve bir çok tanınmış medya organı haldır haldır sistemi övüyor:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/3630/free-online-education-at-university-of-the-people/

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With
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BBC, New York Times ve bir çok tanınmış medya organı haldır haldır sistemi övüyor:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/3630/free-online-education-at-university-of-the-people/

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and instructors from the world’s foremost academic volunteers, UoPeople offers the opportunity to pursue a high quality and invaluable American degree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvdKb3LpVXI

In this segment, we will discuss the University of the People and whether their degree programs are ones that you should consider. As of right now, they offer bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration, and Health Science. They also offer a graduate program which is the MBA. These programs are revolutionary as they aim to provide an education to people located all over the world for a nominal fee. Are you enrolled in these programs? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27117597

Ama neyse ki Sherlock Holmes yatağı ülkemiz sayesinde foyaları ortaya çıkıyor.

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~ Mar 6

--Alıntı--

"Die etwas andere Uni"

Das deutsche Bildungssystem kann rigoros sein. Menschen, die flüchten mussten und alles verloren haben, bekommen das gerade zu spüren. Keine Papiere, weil das Haus zerstört wurde und ausgebrannt ist? Ein ungeklärter Asyl-Status? Dann haben sie kaum eine Chance auf ein Studium. Shai Reshef nimmt das nicht hin

TEXT: Marc Winkelmann

//FOTOS: University of the People (UoPeople) student at a computer c
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--Alıntı--

"Die etwas andere Uni"

Das deutsche Bildungssystem kann rigoros sein. Menschen, die flüchten mussten und alles verloren haben, bekommen das gerade zu spüren. Keine Papiere, weil das Haus zerstört wurde und ausgebrannt ist? Ein ungeklärter Asyl-Status? Dann haben sie kaum eine Chance auf ein Studium. Shai Reshef nimmt das nicht hin

TEXT: Marc Winkelmann

//FOTOS: University of the People (UoPeople) student at a computer center in Haiti.jpg by University of the people (CC BY-SA 3.0); Christian Klant///1


An seiner Universität, der University of the People, muss keiner beweisen, dass er studieren darf. Oder besser gesagt: Man muss keine Papiere vorzeigen. Seine Online-Fakultät bittet zwar alle, bei der Registrierung ihre Qualifikation anzugeben. Nachgeprüft wird das aber nicht. Stattdessen entscheiden die ersten zehn Wochen, in denen Studenten zwei Kurse parallel absolvieren müssen, darüber, ob sie den Stoff auch in Zukunft packen. Nehmen sie die Hürde, steht ihnen alles offen. Fallen sie durch, sind sie raus.

Gegründet hat Reshef die Fakultät in Kalifornien, an diesem Wochenende ist der Amerikaner in Berlin, um sie vorzustellen. Ashoka, die Organisation für Sozialunternehmer, hat zusammen mit TedxBerlin, dem Ableger des globalen Konferenzformats, in die „Arena“ eingeladen, eine Event-Halle am Treptower Park im Osten der Stadt. Zalando stellt die Logistik und Infrastruktur – zusammen nennen sie es „Hello Festival“, weil es drei Tage lang um die Frage geht, wie Geflüchtete integriert werden können.

Reshef, 60, dunkler Anzug, kurz geschorene Haare, ist einer der Hauptredner, an einem der Tische abseits der großen Bühne, wo er später spricht, sagt er, dass er mehr Öffentlichkeit braucht. Deshalb ist er nach Deutschland gekommen, schließlich seien unter den mehr als eine Million Flüchtlingen viele, die sich nicht auf dem regulären Weg einschreiben könnten. Und auch viele, die nicht das Geld mitbringen, um studieren zu können.

Kiron University schlägt in die gleiche Kerbe

Seine Uni hingegen ist vergleichsweise günstig. Der Kurs selbst kostet nichts, nur wer die für den Abschluss nötigen Prüfungen ablegen will, muss jeweils 100 Dollar zahlen; insgesamt belaufe sich ein Studium auf etwa 4000 US-Dollar, rechnet er vor. Wer das trotzdem nicht hat, der könne sich für ein Stipendium bewerben. Niemand soll ausgeschlossen werden, das ist ihm wichtig.

In Deutschland haben Absolventen kürzlich eine ähnlich Hochschule gegründet, die Kiron University. Auch sie wollen Geflüchtete und andere Menschen, die keine Papiere oder über wenig Geld verfügen, Zugang zu höherer Bildung ermöglichen. Gerade in Deutschland ist das ein bisher ungelöstes Problem: Wie in kaum einem anderen Land ist die soziale Durchlässigkeit nicht gegeben, Menschen, die aus bildungsferneren Schichten stammen, haben zu wenig Aufstiegschancen. Auch deswegen war der Andrang sehr groß, weswegen momentan, bis Ende April, keine neuen Anträge angenommen werden.

Shai Reshef ist da schon weiter. 3000 Studierende hat er bereits, sie stammen aus 180 Ländern, das Wachstum sei dynamisch. Auch bei den Freiwilligen. Mehr als 4000 Dozenten hat er in seiner Datenbank gespeichert – nur 200 seien momentan aktiv. Die anderen warten noch auf ihren Einsatz, „wir können die Zahl der Kurse jederzeit erhöhen“, sagt er. Auf 20 Studierende sind die Kurse begrenzt, das soll die Qualität hoch halten. Anerkannt sind die Abschlüsse, ausgegeben werden US-amerikanische Zertifikate, bislang zwar nur in den Fächern „Business Administration“ und „Computer Science“. Warum? „Weil Absolventen mit diesen Abschlüssen am meisten anfangen und sich sofort selbstständig machen können, um Geld zu verdienen“, so Reshef.

Viele wollen freiwillig helfen

Dabei soll es aber nicht bleiben. Ein Abschluss in „Health Science“ ist in Vorbereitung, und kürzlich gab er den Startschuss des MBA-Programms (Master of Business Administration) bekannt. Dass ihm dafür zunächst die Dozenten fehlten, war kein Hindernis. Ein Aufruf, so Reshef, und binnen weniger Tage hätten sich 800 potenzielle Kandidaten gemeldet.

„Es gibt so viele, die freiwillig helfen und anpacken wollen“, sagt er. Warum sie das tun? Einige sind in Rente, wollen aber nicht aufhören zu arbeiten. Andere wiederum sehen die wachsende Ungerechtigkeit. „Viele haben inzwischen das Gefühl, dass Bildung zu teuer geworden ist und dass sich zu viele Menschen das nicht mehr leisten können. Dagegen wollen sie etwas tun.“ Und sie kommen von renommierten Universitäten, darunter Harvard, Oxford, Yale, Princeton und Insead. „Auch der Präsident der New York University hat mir kürzlich gesagt, dass wir die Zukunft der Bildung seien, weil es nicht mehr zeitgemäß ist, 50 000 Dollar für ein Studium zu verlangen.“

Aber beruht sein Modell nicht auch auf dem herkömmlichen Bildungsmodell? Setzt er nicht voraus, dass Dozenten, die einst für viel Geld an Elite-Schulen ausgebildet wurden, ihr Wissen jetzt kostenlos weitergeben? „Zu Beginn stimmt das“, sagt Shai Reshef. Aber: „Wenn 15000 Studierende bei uns eingeschrieben sind, können wir, nur mit den 100 Euro pro Examen, unsere Uni und die Lehrenden voll bezahlen. Wir müssten dann nicht mehr auf Ehrenamtliche angewiesen sein.“ Der Grund: „Bei uns findet alles online statt – und müssen kein Gebäude, keine Ausdrucke, keine Bibliothek und keine Footballmannschaft bezahlen und die Technik ist ausschließlich Open Source.“ Oder anders formuliert: „Bei uns bezahlt man nur für das, was man auch tatsächlich bekommt.“

Und dann vergleicht er seine University of the People noch mit einer Billigfluglinie. Natürlich sei die nicht so bequem wie etwa ein Flug mit der Lufthansa. Vor allem nicht, wenn man ein Ticket für die erste Klasse bucht. Aber: „Auch mit uns kommt man von A nach B – und darum geht es doch letztlich. Oder?“

Kaynak: https://enorm-magazin.de/die-etwas-andere-uni


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ADO_YORUM: YÖK, denklik filan merak edenlere;

Böyle bi resim buldum nette 2018 tarihli (fotoşop değilse tabi). Ayrıca denklik konusu ayrı bir konu. YÖK'ün denklik verip-vermemesi ayrı bir şey, bu kurumdan eğitim almak başka bir konu. Ben böyle yorumluyorum. Varsayım: YÖK, çeviri yaptığım dilleri tanısa ne olur tanımasa ne olur. Ben çeviriyorum ve bu işten ekmek yiyorum 26 yıldır...



--Alıntıdır--

//Kaynak: https://eksisozluk.com/university-of-the-people--3204645///3


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--Alıntı--


"Free tuition draws Minnesota students to University of the People"

At a time of mounting anxiety over college costs and student debt, the online school is doing its best to smash the mold.


By Maura Lerner Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 — 7:51AM



//"Jeanette Oehlers of Willmar is one of 111 students reported to be from Minnesota at the University of the People."///



Jeanette Oehlers of Willmar despaired of ever finishing college. By her account, she was already deeply in debt and at least two years away from earning her degree.

That’s when her father-in-law decided to search the internet. “Hey, I found a university for you,” he told her.

“How much money?” she asked.

The answer, she admits, was hard to believe.

Now, she’s one of some 10,000 students from over 190 countries enrolled in the University of the People, an online school where tuition is zero.

At a time of mounting anxiety over college costs and student debt, UoPeople, as its known, is doing its best to smash the mold. Billed as the world’s first nonprofit, tuition-free accredited university, it relies mainly on volunteer instructors and course material that is freely available online.

The University of the People isn’t completely free. Students pay an assessment fee at the end of each course ($100 for undergrads, $200 for grad students), plus a one-time $60 application fee.

In all, a four-year bachelor’s degree would cost $4,060 — compared to, say, $50,000 at the University of Minnesota, or $210,000 at Carleton College, based on current sticker prices. And for now, the California-based initiative offers degrees in just three fields: business administration, computer science and health science.

While some wonder how much clout a University of the People degree will carry, the school is slowly gaining a foothold around the world, including on the Minnesota prairie. As of August, the school reported 111 students in Minnesota.

“I was so excited and super pumped,” said Oehlers, who works with immigrant families in the Willmar area. After years of piling up student loans and dropping in and out of college, she told herself: “This is going to work for me.”

For the past two years, as she’s been studying for her business degree, Oehlers says she’s met a lot of skepticism about her choice of university.

“People are like, ‘What is that? Tuition free? Are you sure that’s accredited?’ ” After a while, she said, “I kind of kept that secret to myself.”

Influential TED Talk

The school was the brainchild of its president, Shai Reshef, an Israeli businessman who once ran a for-profit education company and gained a measure of fame from a 2014 TED talk outlining his vision for a tuition-free university.

“We set out to build a model that will cut down almost entirely the cost of higher education,” he said then. His prescription: no bricks and mortar; no textbook fees, and little payroll: “Even the professors, the most expensive line in any university balance sheet, come free to our students,” he said. Thousands of professors, graduate students and others have volunteered their time, according to Reshef, to design the curriculum and teach classes.

After selling his education company, Reshef plowed $3 million of his own funds to start University of the People in 2009, with dreams of serving massive numbers of students. It would, he predicted, “open the gates to higher education for every qualified student.”

So far, however, the growth has been modest. Only about 500 students were enrolled in 2014, when the school won accreditation from the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. Since then, enrollment has swelled to just over 10,000, with about half in the U.S.

Josh Kattelman, a 36-year-old from Fridley, was drawn by the lure of a tuition-free MBA. “I’ve always wanted to go back to school,” said Kattelman, a University of St. Thomas graduate who works as an insurance claims adjuster. An internet search led him to the University of the People.

He took two courses — earning A’s in both — before dropping out in August. His heart just wasn’t in it, he says, and now he’s paying tuition at another online school to study philosophy.

While the courses at UoPeople were fine, he said, he chafed at the fact that students graded each other’s assignments. And he admits he wondered about the value of the degree.

“I would be lying if I were to say that wasn’t a consideration,” he said. “I did in some sense question whether this would be worth my time.”

David Weerts, an associate professor of higher education at the University of Minnesota, said that’s a reasonable question. “What remains to be seen is how the marketplace will respond in hiring University of the People graduates,” he said. He also wonders how a school could survive without paying instructors (Reshef says they receive honoraria of $3 an hour.) “I was surprised that they could find that many volunteers to actually teach,” said Weerts.

Yet he also says this kind of competition could be “a good thing for higher education,” and inspire some soul searching. “It will force all of us in traditional settings to more closely consider the value we are providing,” he said, “as well as new ways to contain costs.”

Reshef insists that it’s only a matter of time before his school commands wider respect. He notes that it has partnered with academic leaders from prestigious universities, such as Yale, Oxford and NYU, and won support from leading philanthropies, including as the Gates, Ford and Hewlett foundations.

“The main challenge is that most people don’t know about us,” said Reshef. “It will take a few years, and the quality of our graduates will be apparent.”

And he still has big dreams. “I think we are setting up a model that can be replicated, to show that higher education can be affordable [and] accessible,” he said. “It still hasn’t been replicated. But it will.”

Kaynak: http://www.startribune.com/free-tuition-draws-minnesota-students-to-university-of-the-people/444772563/


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"University of the People Review: Is It a Good Institution?"


Yazı: Jonathan A. Anaya Martínez - Mar 4, 2018

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I began my studies at University of the People (UoPeople) in 2011. At that time, the University was only 2 years old as it was founded by entrepreneur, Shai Reshef in 2009. So, I have witnessed the achievements that this institution has had in less than 9 years. The most outstanding achievement occurred in 2014 when UoPeople received its accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commision (DEAC). DEAC is authorized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

UoPeople has an office in Pasadena, CA for administrative purposes. In California, this university is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education BPPE. UoPeople’s campus is 100% online, and no doubt, this is a revolution in education. Thanks to this model, UoPeople keeps costs down by asking for minimal processing fees for a one-time admissions fee and exam fees. In the case that a student faces financial troubles, UoPeople offers different scholarships. Moreover, UoPeople has a partnership with organizations with a high worldwide reputation such as Microsoft, HP, New York University, Yale, UC Berkeley and others more.

In 2015, I got my diploma in Business Administration. Since 2016, I started my MBA at UoPeople. What I have to say about this university, is that it is a good one. They implement the peer-to-peer system in where students can provide feedback and build knowledge amongst themselves. Instructors come from the top universities of the world, and the fact that each classroom is composed of 20 students guarantees personal attention by the instructors.

Thanks to UoPeople, I have learned to manage my own business and found a job as a teacher in a public school in Colombia in where I teach economics and politics. Also, I have made friends from different parts of the world. Today, UoPeople has more than 12,000 students from many nationalities. Interacting with students from different backgrounds has opened my mind and no doubt this university helps to promote the peace among the people.

Something that catches my attention about UoPeople is the fact that they care about providing a service with high quality. At the end of each term, they ask students to complete a survey about the University and strive to always make improvements. For that reason, throughout the years, UoPeople constantly enhances their higher educational model with the highest standards. Furthermore, when you enroll in the university they assign you a personal advisor. In my case, my personal advisor provides great help at the time when I decide what course to select and about my future professional plans.

Finally, I would like to invite those that do not have the financial means to afford a higher education to apply to UoPeople. Also, those people (like in my case) that have a busy agenda and cannot attend a physical campus, UoPeople is a good option because you can attend the classes wherever you are and when you want. UoPeople is opening the gates of higher education to anyone that has the will to move forward and build a better future.

Kaynak: https://medium.com/@jonathanaanayamartnez/university-of-the-people-review-is-it-a-good-institution-97ad0906d5a0



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ama dünya da YÖK'e YOK diyecektir. Wikipedia, Youtube'de veya Geocities'de birisi Türkiye aleyhine bir yazı yazar tam bin Türk adama saldırıp etkisiz hale getirecekken dünyanın en büyük ansiklopedisi Wikipedia,Youtube ve Geocities'e giriş yasaklanır adam elini kolunu sallaya sallaya Türkiye aleyhine yazı yazmaya devam eder. Paypal, Ebay ve benzeri bir çok site çalışmaz. Bunların hepsi devletin üst makamlarına yerleştirilmiş insanların dünyadan bihaber olmasından dolayı ama ister istemez dünya küçülüyor ve artık değil köy apartman haline gelecek ve herkes de kendine mecburen çeki düzen verecek.Collapse


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Olduğu gibi yazılanları alıp-yapıştırdığım sayfa: https://evidence-based.review/university-people-forum-review-uopeople-accreditation-6251755280.html

Ana sayfası: https://evidence-based.review/

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Olduğu gibi yazılanları alıp-yapıştırdığım sayfa: https://evidence-based.review/university-people-forum-review-uopeople-accreditation-6251755280.html

Ana sayfası: https://evidence-based.review/

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Verilen kaynaklar:
Davinci virtual office in Pasadena
United Nations' official notice about online scams and frauds (including partnerships and scholarships)
UoPeople's fake partnership with the United Nations
Important: Education department warns new university is fraudulent
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"The incredible fraud of University of the People aka UoPeople: the scam offering fake 'free' degrees online"

Through a list of FAQ, we will debunk the most common myths about the University of the People, founded by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef. First of all, University of the people is not free: they turned tuition into exam fees, which you must pay anyway. Unethical ads! And the accreditation is ridiculous.
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References
Davinci virtual office in Pasadena
United Nations' official notice about online scams and frauds (including partnerships and scholarships)
UoPeople's fake partnership with the United Nations
Important: Education department warns new university is fraudulent

Kaynak: https://evidence-based.review/university-people-forum-review-uopeople-accreditation-6251755280.html



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