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Kiron talks … what we have learnt during the pandemic about online learning

301e8da35854ae68504039707986b038?s=47 Dominic Orr
October 07, 2020

Kiron talks … what we have learnt during the pandemic about online learning

Presentation by Dominic Orr and Sabrina Konzok at University: Future Festival 2020 by the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung / HFD. Based on our lessons learnt from the podcast series "Kiron talks...".


Dominic Orr

October 07, 2020


  1. Kiron talks … what we have learnt during the pandemic

    about online learning with Dominic Orr, GIZ and Nova Gorica University Sabrina Konzok, Kiron Open Higher Education and SEND
  2. Prof. Dr. Dominic Orr, atingi.org at GIZ and Nova Gorica

    University Sabrina Konzok, Kiron Open Higher Education and Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany
  3. 17 hacks - What we learned about learning

  4. 17 Hacks What we learned about learning Change is a

    challenge. Make it easy for people. Some methods: • Develop interactive and lively communities for change and for better learning, as everyone feels they can contribute and can develop a sense of belonging • Be innovative with learning tools: use new certificates as proof of all forms of learning, use OER to build up pooled learning resources
  5. Hack #1 Develop communities of learning Ehab Badwi Syria/ Germany

    Co-Founder, Syrian Youth Assembly We need networks to bring people together to work as a community, but also to help them recognise the skills they have and also the skills needs in the market. Picture Kiron talks... open badges and open recognition https://youtu.be/qbyjeZTrpx8?t=25497
  6. Hack #2 Ensure informal interactions Khalid O.Hassan Sudan/ Italy Master

    student TUM We need the opportunity to interact (also informally) with university staff, and as students studying largely online this is usually lacking. Kiron talks... being an international student https://youtu.be/OGfhV1n4lA0
  7. Hack #3 Focus on digital creativity skills Jonghwi Park Germany

    Programme Specialist ICT, UNESCO Studies show that education focuses on teaching digital safety and resilience, but not on being creative using digital technologies Kiron talks... digital skills in Asia and during Covid-19 https://youtu.be/bNmavlq9Dn4
  8. Hack #4 Build up pooled learning resources (OER) Gino Fransman

    South Africa Academic Development Professional, Nelson Mandela University Learning materials (e.g. textbooks) should not be a scarce resource, but shared and improved collectively Picture Kiron talks... being an open education advocate https://youtu.be/ZOTsonWJqFo
  9. Hack #5 Foster participative approaches Anila Noor Gender and Migration

    Specialist New Women Connectors Some women migrants and refugees do not feel like online learning and high-tech are for them. Picture Kiron talks... community-led initiatives for empowerment https://youtu.be/s4CMPKD9vUA
  10. Hack #6 Create a spirit of community Luca Tateo Norway

    Associate Professor University of Oslo A feeling of belonging is achieved by allowing the members to make contributions to their community. This is how we can create a borderless university. Picture Kiron talks... imagining a borderless university https://youtu.be/eAGh0NILasY
  11. Hack #7 Reflect on all learner costs of taking part

    in online learning Veronika Dolar USA Assistant Professor, SUNY College We have to recognise the personal economics of our learners, e.g. synchronous learning can be a pressure on our learners due to connectivity costs. Picture Kiron talks... the economics of education https://youtu.be/uZh_entkG3A
  12. Hack #8 Use new certificates as proof of all forms

    of learning Jehane Akiki … Founder, Learning Blocks Certification is often used as a barrier to entry in the educational sector, not to help learners have their learning recognised. Picture Kiron talks... building trust in non-formal education https://youtu.be/xe8qKmDlHwk
  13. Hack #9 Make it easy for people to interact and

    contribute Laura Hilliger Director We Are Open Co-op Something being built in the open is being built by a bunch of different people together. This only works when following five principles: transparency, inclusivity, collaboration, community, and adaptability. https://digimusingsblog.wordpress.co m/2020/06/03/on-open-principles/ Kiron talks... open platforms, open culture and open for business
  14. Hack #10 Use unconventional formats Carina Lange Germany/ Togo Co-Organizer

    TousContreCorona Unconventional formats, when opened up for the whole civil society, can improve digital learning massively and enable peer-to-peer learning. Emmanuel Adzonyo Togo Co-Organizer TousContreCorona Kiron talks... hackathons as a lever for digital literacy https://youtu.be/8K43YtkxuhA
  15. Hack #11 Globally, we face similar challenges digitalizing our educational

    system Ben Janssen Netherlands Affiliate Researcher, Fontys Hogeschool ICT No matter how different countries are, they all face similar challenges when it comes to the access to and creation of digital learning content. Robert Schuwer Netherlands Lector OER, Fontys Hogeschool ICT Kiron talks... educational challenges and change under COVID 19 https://youtu.be/ccbA-ew9rfs
  16. Hack #12 Online learning can be both: in- and excluding

    Vivian Rath Ireland PhD Candidate & Lecturer, Trinity College Online learning enables students with disabilities to participate without having to face major barriers like transportation. At the same time, physical engagement is key for learning. Picture Kiron talks... disability and online learning https://youtu.be/o3ndgbW_mwc
  17. Hack #13 Innovation matters, not the tech setup Gorgi Krlev

    Germany Lead Developer, AirMOOC What matters is rather the quality of the content than the technical setup. To create that, we need more interdisciplinary approaches. Kiron talks... social innovation and education https://youtu.be/GI1tNb929Ic
  18. Hack #14 Recognise that learning never stops Gary Matkin USA

    Dean of Continuing Education UC Irvine The 60 year curriculum is not about an inward looking higher education, but about creating lifelong learning pathways, which are individual and documented through microcredentials. Picture Kiron talks... microcredentials and the 60 year curriculum https://youtu.be/X6bXwRaOB40
  19. Hack #15 Use visuals to support your stories Véro Mischitz

    Visual Storyteller Science communication is also about telling stories and visuals are a key language. https://youtu.be/caUeT2PqbR0 Kiron talks... visualising knowledge
  20. Hack #16 Connectivity = inclusivity Eleanor A. Sarpong Deputy Director

    & Policy Lead, Alliance for Affordable Internet Our goal is 1 for 2: 1 GB of data shouldn’t cost more than 2% of a person’s monthly income. We must make the internet affordable and accessible for everyone. Kiron talks... meaningful connectivity https://youtu.be/FKKU_BXHgcE
  21. Hack #17 Listen in on experts as they think Christian

    Friedrich Germany Digital Officer at WZB Berlin Social Science Center Podcasts are offered by experts as they reflect on topics. You can listen in, while you do other things. Or make your own. Make more podcasts! Picture Kiron talks... about podcasts in education https://youtu.be/7qJpdFlsg1M