ONLINE learning is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among students who cannot access traditional places of higher education due to various constraints, including financial, geographical and political.Higher education has been under the spotlight in SA following last year’s #feesmustfall protests.According to University of the People (UoPeople), a US nonprofit online institution of higher education headquartered in Pasadena, an increasing number of South African students are seeking to enrol at the institution.UoPeople offers tuition-free undergraduate degrees (associates and bachelors) in business administration, computer science and health studies, and it recently launched a tuition-free MBA degree.The university has 3,500 enrolled students from 180 countries and 56 are currently enrolled in SA. The current student body is expected to double this year."There has been a significant growth in the numbers of students in SA who are in the pipeline — in the process of applyin...

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