This house believes that MOOCs can enhance the cross-institutional collaboration and European policies necessary to support refugee HE and employment
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In this Oxford-style debate we will be discussing the question of whether MOOCs can facilitate cross-institutional collaboration and the generation of European policies for refugees. This issue is also highly relevant for social inclusion in general and is applicable to a wide range of people “left behind” by standard HE. This debate takes place in the context of the MOONLITE project (http://moonliteproject.eu), where the applicability and appropriateness of applying MOOCs to refugees and migrants have been analysed and different scenarios for supporting language learning and entrepreneurial skills for this collective have been explored. The protagonist for this debate is Prof. John Traxler, an expert in digital learning and member of the MOONLITE project. The antagonist Caroline Kuhn, an authority in the field of open education. If you are concerned about social inclusion and have an opinion on whether MOOCs can make a difference, then please take part in this online Oxford-style debate, follow the arguments, participate in the debate, and most importantly, vote on the proposition.
Representing the sides
John TraxlerProfessor John Traxler was Professor of Mobile Learning, the world’s first, since September 2009, and now Research Professor of Digital Learning in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton UK. He is one of the pioneers of mobile learning and has been associated with mobile learning projects since 2001 when he was evaluator for m-learning, the first major EU project. He is a Founding Director and current Vice-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning, responsible for the annual international mLearn research conference running since 2002.
Caroline KuhnCaroline's PhD topic examines the intersections between education, technology, and sociology, looking at students’ daily entanglements with digital tools and platforms, exploring their agency or lack of in digital spaces. She is an open education practitioner and an open researcher.
About this Debate
This Oxford debate is being conducted as part of the MOONLITE Project.