Everyone in education is currently transitioning to online because of Covid-19. They have entered the space, have managed first quick-and-dirty implementations, but they are looking for what this might all bring in the future - This will help them answer the question: Why should I make all this effort, if it is only temporary?
In our 17th episode we talk about ... podcasts in education. On 25 Jan 2020 Christian Friedrich, Digital Officer at WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, wrote a blog entitled "Make more podcasts". We did this. Now we want to talk to him about his and our experiences. Last episode of the current series.
In our 16th episode we talk about ... access to the internet around the world and the concept "meaningful connectivity", with Eleanor A. Sarpong Deputy Director & Policy Lead at the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). For more information on the work of A4AI see https://a4ai.org/
We got ep. 15 "Kiron talks... about visualising knowledge" for you tomorrow at 18 CET! Our guest former biologist turned visual #storyteller, Véro Mischitz @verocomics will share how to use digital mediums like #comics to teach. See Helmholz blog for various illustrations, including how to wear a Covid19 mask "like a pro" in 7 different languages. Further links: KLAR SOWEIT? - Helmholtz-Wissenschaftscomic! Buch BIRDING FÜR AHNUNGSLOSE - Wie du Vögel in dein Leben lässt
In our 14th episode we talk about ... microcredentials and the 60 year curriculum with Gary Maklin, Dean Continuing Education and Vice-Provost Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine (UCI). References https://ce.uci.edu/pdfs/dean/matkin_180409_future_of_CE.pdf https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/60-year-curriculum-higher-education.html
In our 13th episode we talk about ... social innovation and education. Our guest is Gorgi Krlev - https://www.soz.uni-heidelberg.de/dr-gorgi-krlev-en/ Gorgi Krlev's research focus is on organisation theory, institutional theory, entrepreneurship and innovation among others. You can find out more about the AirMOOC course and competition here: https://air-mooc.teachable.com/
For our 12th episode of Kiron talks...about disability and online learning with Vivian Rath, PhD student at Trinity College Dublin and appointee to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Disability Advisory Committee. During the discussion, Vivian highlighted the universal design framework: http://udlguidelines.cast.org/
For our 11th episode of Kiron talks... about educational challenges and change under Covid19. This week we talk to Ben Janssen and Robert Schuwer about a publication they were involved in called “A Global Outlook to the Interruption of Education due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Navigating in a Time of Uncertainty and Crisis” - see blog from Ben here: http://www.openedconsult.nl/nl/blog The publication outlines for 31 countries what the Covid-19 pandemic has meant for education and what lessons could be learned. https://zenodo.org/record/3878572#.XuCF4udCQ2w Here is also a link to the Kiron conference Amplify Now! - https://virtualrefugeeconference.com/
For our 10th episode of Kiron talks... about hackathons for digital literacy - but also as instruments for change - with Carina Lange and Kossi A. Adzonyo. We talk about the parallels between the huge German hackathon called WirVsVirus and the hackathon in Togo called TousConreCorona.
Links for Togo's AllAgainstCorona:
For donations to help the team progress their projects please go here: https://www.betterplace.me/touscontrecorona
2nd edition of “Kiron talks…being an international student” on April 9 2020 at 9 pm. We will talk with Khalid O. Hassan about his experience of being an international student & the importance of technology to prevent educational disruption in times of COVID-19. Tune in here. With: Khalid O. Hassan, Sabrina Konzok, Tino Brömme and Dominic Orr.
3rd edition of Kiron talks... Our guest this week was Jonghwi Park, who is a Programme Specialist at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Materials mentioned: The skills framework "Digital Kids Asia-Pacific", here: https://dkap.org/
In our 5th installment, we talk to Anila Noor. She initiated New Women Connectors, a movement striving to mainstream the unheard voices of migrant and refugee women living across Europe. New Women Connectors is a perspective-shift to the refugee agenda and advocates inclusion rather than integration as a policy choice. The movement helps newcomer refugee women lift their spirits and make something of their skills. Website of New Women Connectors is here: https://newwomenconnectors.com/
In our 6th Kiron talks… we talked about the borderless university, and many other things, with Luca Tateo. He is Associate Professor, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo (Norway), Visiting associate professor Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and Associate professor, Research Centre for Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University (Denmark).
For our 7th episode we discussed issues around the economics of higher education with SUNY Old Westbury Prof. Veronika Dolar. Topics were online learning, online pivot, tuition fees, private sector, open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy.
For our 8th episode of Kiron talks... we chatted with Jehane Akiki about valuing learning and making it visible and tangible. Jehane talked about the need to think beyond pieces of paper for certification, spoke about blockchain, design thinking for education, supporting refugees in the Lebanon and Jordan and helping farmers in the Lebanon.
Kiron talks... is a regular chat show by Kiron.ngo. Dominic Orr, Sabrina Konzok and Tino Brömme meet with interesting guests to discuss digital education and hacks of how we can move ahead together to create better learning experiences for all. We will talk to advocates, movers and shakers, professors, industry experts and policy-makers. With our informal style, we want to start conversations, not finish them.