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Lunch Talk: “Refugee Access to Higher Education through Digital Innovation” with Heba Ledwon

April 1, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Heba Ledwon is Head of Academic Partnerships at Kiron Open Higher Education, where she works on the connections between EdTech and policy-makers in the higher education sector. Topics that spark her enthusiasm include strategic partnerships for a digital transformation and open access to education and knowledge resources through digital solutions. She is also an expert in the field of integration of refugees into educational and labor markets. Heba Ledwon holds a Master degree from Freie Universität Berlin in the fields of Philosophy and Political Science.

The Kiron courses, which lead to a certificate, are considered ‘micro-credentials’, which can be recognized at local, international and online Universities, and in the labor market in Jordan and Lebanon, in refugees’ home country, and also in resettlement countries. Therefore, our students have the flexibility to study, whilst deciding or waiting for the next step. Kiron has created a unique learning program set up by a committed team of learning engineers. Kiron courses are designed to utilize the reputed online MOOC platforms such as Coursera, Edx, FUN or Open Classrooms and are devised based on academic demands. Kiron students have constant access to the program from wherever they may be, completely free of charge.

The event is free and open to the public. Light Lunch provided by Ginger + Soy. For more information, please visit here or

Organized by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center; co-sponsored by AMES Presents.

011 Old Chem, Forum for Scholars and Publics

Duke University, West Campus


April 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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