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Refugee Access to Higher Education


Apr 01 2019


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Refugee Access to Higher Education

Refugee Access to Higher Education

A Conversation with Heba Ledwon

Join us for a public conversation with Heba Ledwon, head of Academic Partnerships at Kiron, about refugee access to higher education through digital innovation. Duke’s Erdağ Göknar will moderate the conversation. The Kiron courses, which lead to a certificate, are considered “micro-credentials” and are recognized at local, international, and online universities and in the labor markets in Jordan and Lebanon, in refugees’ home countries, and also in resettlement countries. Kiron has created a unique learning program set up by a committed team of learning engineers. Kiron courses are designed to utilize the reputed online MOOC platforms, such as Coursera, Edx, FUN, or Open Classrooms, and are devised based on academic demands. Kiron students have constant access to the program from wherever they may be, completely free of charge.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Organized by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) and co-sponsored by AMES (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) Presents and Duke Learning Innovation.


Heba Ledwon

Heba Ledwon is Head of Academic Partnerships at Kiron Open Higher Education, where she works on the connections between EdTech and policy-makers in the higher education sector. Topics that spark her enthusiasm include strategic partnerships for a digital transformation and open access to education and knowledge resources through digital solutions. She…...

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