Free Universal Education

52 countries have registered to participate in this first-ever free university program. What’s the catch? I guess that depends on the number of tests students are required to take. Charges will be collected for registration but not exceeding $50 per student. test processing fees range from $10-$100. I wonder how they are overcoming language issues for both content and testing. Are there any live interactions? I think educators will be able to learn much from this ambitious project since it will clearly have to overcome many communication barriers to guarantee quality and expedite content delivery. Keep an eye on this one.
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UN announces launch of world’s first tuition-free, online university

19 May 2009 – A leading arm of the United Nations working to spread the benefits of information technology today announced the launch of the first ever tuition-free online university.

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