Make MOOCs Count for Higher Education
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Check
This Panel brings together three partners presenting different approaches to make the most out of MOOCs for Higher Education through examination and quality assurance measures. Learn about their common project INTEGRAL+ (Integration and Participation of Refugees in the Context of Digital Teaching and Learning Scenarios), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and its methods and tools. You are invited to identify more good practices and innovative solutions - and to contribute to an exchange on the European credit system (ECTS) and opportunities to validate non-formal learning with experts in the field. Among others, speakers will include:
Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH, Germany
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 is also an expert in the field of integration of refugees into educational and labour markets. Particularly, her previous position as a policy officer and credential evaluator at the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) allowed her to shape and contribute to major developments in this field. She also advised migrants and refugees with regard to recognition of their foreign professional qualifications with the Network Intetgration Through Qualification (IQ). Heba Ledwon holds a Master degree from Freie Universität Berlin in the fields of Philosophy and Political Science.
Lübeck University of Applied Science, Germany
Anja Lorenz, born in 1984, studied media and computer science in Dresden, Germany. Since working as research associate at Chemnitz University of Technology, she analyses appearance and contexts of learning content. Within this development, her investigations include open forms of research, teaching and knowledge sharing as well. As co-author of the L3T project, host of one L3T 2.0 booksprint camp, participant of several EduCamps and member of the eScience network saxony, she promotes the openness of public research processes. With the Saxon Open Online Course (SOOC13) and Saxon Open Online Course in OPAL (SOOPAL), she is also host of c- and xMOOCs in higher education context.