The current refugee crisis is the largest since World War II. At that time, German and French academics established a University in Exile at the New School in New York to re-establish their research and teaching as a refugee academic network.
Now there are 100,000 Syrian students who can’t access university and 2,000 Syrian academics who have fled the country. But now have the technology to potentially create a fully functioning University in Exile. So what should one look like in the 21st century?
This ideation workshop will introduce the participants to the challenges of higher education in exile and seek to design a 21st century university in exile supported by peer-to-peer technology. What if we could use block chain for accreditation? How can MOOC technology and learnings to support continuation of learning at scale? Micro-learning to support those exiled and on the move? Open source content and materials to supplement and build new courses for those in exile in the future.
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