Frugal MOOCs - The Future of Refugee Higher Education

Originally published by University World News and reprinted with permission.

There are 65.6 million people forcibly displaced to date. Conflicts in Syria and other parts of the globe have uprooted millions of people and placed them in unfamiliar locations, with often limited access and means to basic needs, one of which is access to education....

Massive open online courses or MOOCs were originally launched to be open and accessible to all. It is undeniable that over the years MOOCs have made access to content possible for hundreds of thousands of students in several nations. However, the majority of these students have not been subjected to dramatic conditions of displacement and do not live in camps which, in many instances, lack infrastructure and quality education opportunities. Read more.