Välkommen till vårt nästa webbinarium som handlar om hur öppna nätkurser (t ex MOOCs) kan användas för att hjälpa nyanlända integrera sig och komma in i utbildningssystemet. Webbinariet, Open education for refugees – Optimizing diversity through MOOCs, hålls på engelska och äger rum onsdag 19 april 15.00-16.00.
Open education for refugees – optimizing diversity through MOOCs
Refugees face legal, linguistic, cultural, institutional and financial barriers to enter higher education. Furthermore, traditional universities can only offer places to a certain number of students, with funded places even rarer, and seldom have the capacity to cope with large numbers of refugees in a short time. The lengthy process of seeking asylum is lost time for most refugees. Utilizing MOOCs to support refugees in entering HE or employment market is a strategy to currently being explored by various initiatives in line with ECs communication 2013 “wider use of new technology and open educational resources can contribute to alleviating costs for educational institutions and for students, especially among disadvantaged groups”
The current Erasmus+ project MOONLITE (Massive Open Online courses eNhancing LInguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability) aims to address the question of how open education, in particular MOOCs, can offer viable solutions for refugees and contribute to better integration and improved employment prospects.
You will meet
- John Traxler: Research Professor of Digital Learning in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton UK.
- Jennifer Contreras: Project Coordinator for Validation of Competency for Asylum Seekers and Refugees at the Department of Computer Science in Linnaeus University.
- Paula Morais: Distance Education Expert for LASER Project, led by British Council and financed by the EU, aiming to engage Syrian refugees on online accredited courses and MOOCs, in Jordan and Lebanon.
- Moderator: Alastair Creelman: Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
Webbinariet är ett samarbete mellan ITHU och Erasmus+ projektet MOONLITE, NVL Distans (Nordic Network for Adult Education) och EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network).