I recently attended the joint conference by the United National High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the German foreign ministry as a representative of the Kiron Open Higher Education team. It was appropriate to stage the conference in Germany, because Germany has been active in supporting refugees, particularly in supporting them in their transition to … Continue reading Recognising and developing talent and skills – the challenge refugees ask us to solve
Kiron Campus offers courses based on existing online programmes of study (MOOCs) from leading universities to registered refugee students from across the globe. These courses are curated by the curriculum team at Kiron with a focus on the Kiron student target group. Following completion of a programme, students receive a formal transcript of record (TOR), … Continue reading Alternative credentials for refugees on the Kiron platform
The NMC Horizon Report 2017 defines two ‘wicked problems’ for the future of higher education, which are “complex to even define, much less address”. These are: Managing Knowledge ObsolescenceRethinking the Roles of Educators Knowledge is important to enable people to understand and reflect on connections between objects, between physical and between social phenomena; to gain … Continue reading What will higher education look like in 2030?
A new vision for higher ed: To ensure that all members of society participate in higher education at some point in their lifetime.
Over the past 20 years participation in higher education has been expanding rapidly across the globe, but also the expectations on higher education institutions to widen participation have increased, placing new demands on a more flexible and personal form of higher education provision. Higher education institutions (HEIs) hope to utilise the benefits of digitalisation to … Continue reading Trust in quality of higher education in a digital age
A peak into skills demands in a digital world and the key challenge of making people’s full profiles visible – start of a series on open recognition Recently, I was talking to someone who is using AI (a catch-all term at the moment for “digital methods”) to scan workers’ CVs in the hope of using … Continue reading Shi(f)t happens*
The other day I was sitting near to the bar at a local small-sized, innovative and very successful enterprise (yes, it is one of the trendy ones with a bar for drinks before you go home!). I overheard a conversation on what people were planning for the weekend. Two of the staff were complaining that … Continue reading Establishing a learning culture for all