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InZone joins UNHCR and Higher Education actors to launch Connected Learning Consortium

Consortium to show how to scale up HE for refugees

Below please find an excerpt from a recent University World News article about InZone's efforts to launch a Connected Learning Consortium.

Recognising the potential to scale up provision of good quality accredited higher education to refugees that connected learning offers, pioneering institutions, with the encouragement of UNHCR, are forming a consortium of connected learning in higher education for refugees.

A workshop was hosted by UNHCR and InZone in Geneva in December – funded by the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict or PEIC, programme of Qatari-based NGO Education Above All – to agree the framework of the consortium.

The institutions and organisations attending included Australian Catholic University or ACU; Borderless Higher Education for Refugees or BHER, InZone-University of Geneva, Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins, Kenyatta University, Kepler, Moi University (remotely), PEIC, UNHCR and the VodaFone Foundation.

In Geneva the organisations agreed strongly that the priorities of the consortium should be to coordinate and collaborate on provision of higher education in areas of conflict and displacement using connected learning; develop innovative and good practice, quality standards and sustainable solutions; develop and share scientific evidence of the effectiveness of technological innovations that enable new pedagogical approaches using connected learning; and raise awareness about connected learning.

For the full text of this article, please click here.

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