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When it comes to access higher education, refugees are facing many barriers such as legal status, cost or university capacities. To overcome those difficulties, Vincent Zimmer co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education - the world’s first online learning platform that enables refugees to have an easy access to higher education.
Kiron’s innovative blended learning model 2.0 consists of online and offline elements to facilitate social and economic integration of refugees in their host country and empowers them to live a self-determined life.
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Confessions of a MOOC Dropout

BY AGNIESZKA GORGON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Agnieszka Gorgon is a Community Librarian and a self-professed professional learner. Explore the wonderful world of social learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with ... a repeat dropout.

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What is online learning content?

BY TOMOKI TSUJIKAWA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Tomoki Tsujikawa explores the possibilities of online learning content, focusing on the networking and interactivity aspects.

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Nation Building and Education

BY RITESH GOEL ARYA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2015

Ritesh Goel Arya: Mechanical engineer, Founder of 'Raashtray' - street play team, and 'Turyanaad' literary festival. He argues for a right place for education in the nation building process.

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Widening Access to Medical Training

BY KIRSTY ALEXANDER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsty Alexander is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences. She speaks about her research which explores widening access to Medicine. Kirsty believes this is a topic that many people have an interest in (and an opinion about!) and her presentation will address some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Divserity in Education

BY RAYON BROWN
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Rayon Brown has more than 14 years of experience and leadership in higher education and student development.  Rayon is currently the Affirmative Action Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Services Manager at Fox Valley Tech. He will speak on ‘Diversity and Education.’

 

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VR Saving Planet A

BY CARINA MENTRUP
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

With VR Saving Planet A, Carinas startup uses immersive technologies as a powerful tool in education for sustainable development.
The powerful experiences in Virtual Reality can raise awareness for climate change, create empathy and teach us how to make more sustainable choices for the future of our planet - because there is no Planet B.

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Girl Uninterrupted

BY HAN PHAM
@ VOL 39 ON MAR 24, 2019

Han Pham talks about an Atlanta group working to ensure that young female refugees have the opportunity to continue their education.

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Dodles Animation the Child of a Creative Entrepreneur

BY CRAIG DORIOT
@ VOL 9 ON APR 30, 2019

Creative, serial entrepreneur, Craig Doriot tells the story of Dodl.es.

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Drop the F Bomb on Money

BY CHARLOTTE STEGGALL
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

When Charlotte Steggall talks to young people about the schools programme Take Your Place, helping young people with little or no experience of university explore the world of higher education, the topic that always comes up is money. The barriers that stop people talking about money, the stigmas and judgements, are things that Charlotte is helping to get rid of. Encouraging young people to be open about money helps them to be more confident about making financial decisions and explore their options.