Kenyatta University - InZone Certificate Course launched
Kenyatta University and University of Geneva/InZone have launched the higher education Certificate in Community Interpreting today.
This course is designed to professionalize community interpreting in the refugee camps of Dadaab and Kakuma (Kenya) and in Nairobi's urban refugee community.
18 learners have been admitted to this entirely on-line course, they come from Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi and are for the most part of Somali origin. 25% of the student body are female. The course runs on the InZone learning platform and is accessible to students in the InZone@UNIGE Learning Hubs, solar-powered mobile computer labs installed by InZone in Dadaab and Kakuma in May 2014, via tablets distributed by Kenyatta University and through mobile phones. Each technology will contribute to the overall learning outcome: Learning Hubs are safe learning spaces for male and female learners, tablets make learning portable especially in difficult security conditions, and mobile phones are the life-line when immediate support is needed and for additional mentoring and tutoring of students. The course builds on research InZone has carried out on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in Dadaab; results have informed course content, organization and pedagogical approaches, all of which are specifically designed for fragile contexts.