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Webinar: Connected learning for refugee higher education (18 Jan 2018)

10 January 2018

Connected Learning: Expanding higher education access for refugees

The INEE Tech Task Team, together with UNHCR and members of the Connected Learning in Crises Consortium, invite you to explore innovative higher education programming for refugees, through an interactive webinar. 

Jigsaw Consult and Refugee Support Network recently completed a year long research study examining how higher education can be provided effectively to refugees in low-resource environments. This webinar will provide a unique opportunity to unpack this research and interact directly from Connected Learning programs implementers who will speak to the opportunities, and challenges they face in adopting blended tertiary learning approaches.

Please join us!

Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 16:00-17:00 Central European Time

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David Hollow, co-lead of the research, will present the key findings of the research and participate in a Q&A session. There will also be chance to hear from several program managers running higher education initiatives who will give their feedback regarding the research and explore the implications for their work.

The research included eight field visits to 15 refugee higher education programmes, in-person interviews with more than 300 refugee students and more than 100 programme staff and sector experts. The two main outputs from the research are a landscape review and an empirical research study.

The landscape review provides a desk-based overview of the sector, mapping 43 programmes across five main categories of provision.

The research study provides an in-depth perspective on camp-based and urban programmes, based on extensive fieldwork and concentrating on the work of Jesuit Worldwide Learning.

The presentation will review the study and explore the potential insights for the sector, focusing on the key analytical themes: accessibility and participation, academia and organisational structure, technology, pedagogy, and impact and future.