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Education and Covid-19: how can we manage change when yesterday is no longer a predictor of tomorrow?

Will Brehm.  Human life around the world has radically changed in a matter of weeks because of the novel coronavirus, known scientifically as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Some see the possibility of new futures in the making. The

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Posted in COVID-19 and education, Further higher and lifelong education, International development

A more collaborative learning design is transforming Arabic MOOCs

Eileen Kennedy and Mustafa Habib. In February 2019 UCL ran its first Arabic MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) on the Edraak platform, which provides free online learning in Arabic. One year later, we are about to launch the second run

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Schooling for refugee children: how MOOCs support teachers in the world’s most challenging situations

Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy, UCL Knowledge Lab More than half the world’s refugees are children. Most of these children will spend their whole childhood away from home, with little access to education. In the context of the Syrian crisis

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Posted in International development, Teachers

UCL’s first Arabic MOOC will bring education opportunities to refugees in Lebanon

Eileen Kennedy.  English dominates the internet. Most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are available only in English. UCL has run many MOOCs with English language course providers such as FutureLearn. When you want to reach an Arabic speaking audience, however,

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If young people are to change the world they need the knowledge, the global skills and the belief they can do it

  Douglas Bourn.  The impact of globalisation on economies, societies and communities is one of the major issues of today. It can be seen in Trump’s emphasis on “America first”, the rationale behind Brexit and recent social events in France.

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Posted in International development, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people
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