What is the learning model for University of the People and who are the students?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning, with information technologies and the internet. Within online study communities, students share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments and take exams. The curriculum itself is supported by respected scholars. A community of educators, comprised of active and retired professors, master level students and other professionals, participate and oversee the assessment process. They also develop ongoing procedures for curriculum evaluation and development. You can read more about the UoPeople student experience here: http://uopeople.edu/groups/student_experience