Refugees and online education –
7 December 2018 10:00-11:00 CET

stepping stones to a new life

Time: Friday 7 December, 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Watch the recording of this webinar

The link to the webinar room will be sent to all registered participants one or two days before the event.

Description

How do refugees use online resources and tools to help them learn the language and culture of their new home? How do they use online courses as stepping stones to gain access to education and employment? In this webinar, you will meet refugees and teachers who will share their experience of online learning: the benefits and opportunities as well as the difficulties and barriers.

We will discuss the following questions:

  • How do refugees use online courses and learning spaces to learn new skills?
  • How can refugees build online communities for language learning?
  • What are the main barriers refugees and migrants face in terms of using digital platforms and tools for education?

This webinar is organised by the MOONLITE project in cooperation with NVL (Nordic Network for Adult education).

Speakers

Abeer Albadawi

Abeer Albadawi

I’m Abeer Albadawi from Aleppo, Syria. I am 28 years old and a biology teacher. I have lived in Germany since 2017.
I have considerable experience in online studies and it has been so useful. I got from Erasmus a university course to learn English and after one year I got a B1 level certificate. I am still studying a masters at the Open University of Greece in education about refugees and migrants. I am learning German through many YouTube channels and apps.

“If you want to learn about anything, just get connected and search”

Khaled Ksibe

Khaled Ksibe

My name is Khaled Ksibe, and I was born and raised in Homs, Syria. I am studying at the College of Engineering in Denmark, and work at the language school "Lærdansk". I teach Danish in Arabic on my own YouTube channel "Danish lessons in Arabic with Khaled’", which has won the European Language Prize 2016. In addition, I hold presentations and lectures based on my background about Syria, the war and the culture, etc.

My YouTube films are used by both students and teachers since the films are valuable as a support to lessons in the classroom-and vice versa.
I really do believe that is important for refugees to learn a country’s language because I find that language is the key to education, to work and to the social life. I believe that life can be easier for refugees if they speak the language.

My YouTube channel has reached almost 3 million views and my Facebook page has more than 14,000 likes – with a project initiated just three years ago!

Chrysanthi Panagiotidou

Chrysanthi Panagiotidou

MSc in the psychopedagogy of inclusion: a school for all. Psycho-pedagogical aspects of multiculturalism.
Educator in various humanitarian institutions for vulnerable communities and refugees in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language.

Alastair Creelman

Alastair Creelman

Moderator

E-learning specialist at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. He is involved in several national and international projects and organisations in the field of e-learning, including the MOONLITE project.
http://acreelman.blogspot.com