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Improving Global Access to Education: Kiron Open Higher Education for Refugees (Germany) – Episode 3 Part 1

In Episode 3, we look at two innovative programs working to improve educational access globally, and ask: what can these examples tell us about the role online learning could play in creating new educational pathways and outcomes? Our guest for Episode 3 Part 1 is Shana Kennedy-Salchow, Head of Transfer Guidance at Kiron Open Higher Education, who tells us about their program to improve educational access for refugees. Kiron is based in Berlin and has offices in Lebanon and Jordan.

 

Terms and Organizations Mentioned
Arizona State University (ASU) Online
BMBF – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung / Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Bertelsmann Foundation
British Council
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  (Levels – C1)
Coursera
EdX
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) (User’s Guide)
Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area
GIZ –  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
H&M Foundation
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Schoepflin Foundation
Volkswagen Foundation

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Transcript of Episode 3 Part 1 (pdf)
Download transcript of Episode 3 Part 1 here.

Questions for Upcoming Symposium Raised in this Episode
•  Could the Kiron model, which really focuses on preparing international students to attend higher education, also be applied to a traditional university system?
•  What will it take to continue to legitimize online education not only in Jordan and Lebanon, but throughout the world?

 

Project Ungoverned? takes place within the Bosch Alumni Network – a network which consists of people who’ve been supported in one way or another by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The network is coordinated by the International Alumni Center – iac Berlin, a think and do tank for alumni communities with social impact. The iac Berlin supports this podcast series and our upcoming online symposium in January 2019. If you want to know more about the power of networks, visit iac-berlin.org. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the respective speakers.

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