Recognising and developing talent and skills – the challenge refugees ask us to solve

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

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Alternative credentials for refugees on the Kiron platform

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

What will higher education look like in 2030?

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?

Trust in quality of higher education in a digital age

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