The research conducted for MOOCs4Inclusion has also identified a number of additional resources relevant to free migrant and refugee digital education. They have not been included in the Catalogue, as they are either a) not structured learning offers as such or b) not directly targeted at migrants/refugees, but remain highly relevant to this field. They include:

  • ‘Non-targeted’ MOOCs that may be of use to migrants and refugees for integration and employment purposes
  • Other open, online language learning resources – not necessarily targeted at migrants/refugees
  • Purely information-related Apps and Homepages (on integration and other practicalities – targeted at migrant, refugees and foreigners in general)
  • Platforms and portals that aggregate initiatives and course offerings (on migrant and refugee education)
  • Competitions and funding programmes targeted at innovation in digital education for migrants/refugees
  • Related projects (for digital infrastructure in camps, for example)

They have been grouped below and links are provided. The list is non-exhaustive, given how fast this field is changing.

OU MOOC Taking your first steps in higher education
This free course produced by the Open University helps students take their first steps into higher education. It provides insights into how subjects are studied at university.
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Shape the future of work (edX – Archived course)
This MIT course explore ways to improve job opportunities and develop a personal plan for lifelong career success.
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Le droit des contrats de travail en France (FUN)
This course helps students navigate employment contracts in France.
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The key to business success (Futurelearn)
This short free online course, which benefits from CPD accreditation, is designed for anyone interested in commercial innovation.
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Build your professional eportfolio in English (Coursera)
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EPortfolio Self-development Study (EMMA)
These courses offers a step-by-step for how to build an EPortfolio.
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Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies
First Greek MOOC on Coursera about Entrepreneurship
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Social Learning for Social Impact (edX – GMOOC)
A MOOC developed by an international group (GMOOC), including refugees, aimed at making social impact and social impact project development.
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Mobile Learning in VET Towards 2020
The resource includes a series of online quizzes that aim to give learners the concepts required to undertake business projects applying the main techniques used in this field.
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A beginners’ guide to writing in English for university study (3rd Edition) - repeat course
MOOC on the Futurelearn platform that is repeated recurrently
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Italian Language and Culture: Beginner level
Edx MOOC for developing basic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in the context of major themes in Italian culture.
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Busuu: Language Learning Community (mobile Apps and online courses)
Daily language courses in ‘bite-sized’ lessons. Free trial available as well as a Premium version. Possibilities for audio-recording voice and being corrected by native speakers worldwide.
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Homepages for learning German
Learn German with Deutsche Welle Learning German for refugees Learning German with Alumni portal Deutschland Deutsch-Uni Online Multilingual website for learning German
Norwegian Language Resource
A collection of online language learning resources made available by University of Oslo
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Practice the Swedish language
On this page one can find links to websites where you one practice Swedish. One can also read more about Swedish for Immigrants classes and where to find schools in different Swedish district.
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Learn Greek.Speak Greek
Google Play Apps
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Norwegian Language MOOC
Norwegian Language MOOC on FutureLearn
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50 languages
The digital platform and the apps offer free language courses to everyone interested in learning another language.
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Welcome to Germany App
A guide for a migrant’s/refugee’s first weeks in Germany
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Study in Germany – Information for refugees
A sub-page of the Study in Germany Portal dedicated to refugees: Links are provided on relevant information and support services.
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Refugee Aid App
A searchable portal for Apps targeted at refugees. One can search by country.
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Bureaucrazy
Language learning for bureaucracy in Germany
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YOYO project
The project aims at bringing an alternative way to approach underprivileged students through the practices of educational yoga and the introduction of mindfulness in the learning process.
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EUA Refugees Welcome Map
Interactive map that describes European university initiatives to welcome and support refugees.
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Refugees on Rails
With the help of volunteers organizations on the field, the initiative “Refugees on Rails” wish to allocate donated laptops to refugees and provide them with high quality learning resources, which enable them to learn programming step by step by following clear instructions. IT-students or professionals will accompany and facilitate the learning process as mentors.
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Startup Refugees
Startup grants from Startup Refugees promote the employment ideas, and integration into society, of entrepreneurial people who are being granted asylum in Finland.
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Supporting Universities Providing Higher Education to Refugees
The Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundation seeks to learn about efforts aimed at increasing access to higher education for Syrian refugees. Blended and online programmes targeted at refugees is one priority for funding.
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eduapp4Syria
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) - competition for smart-phone based applications for educating Syrian refugee children
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Techfugees (Pioneers in Austria)
A social enterprise coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of Refugees. Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons and meetups in around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions that can help refugees.
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HOPES: Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians
Funded by the European Union ?s Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis - THE MADAD FUND - the project provides a wide range of educational offers to Syrian refugees in host countries in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. The portfolio includes academic counselling to up to 42,000 young Syrians as well as the provision of language courses to 4, 000 of them, more than 300 full academic scholarships and higher education short courses for more than 3,500 student refugees. HOPES is implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with its partners from British Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic
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Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion & Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive
MASELTOV recognises the major risks for social exclusion of immigrants from the European information society and identifies the huge potential of mobile services for promoting integration and cultural diversity in Europe. Mobile – everywhere/everytime – persuasive assistance is crucial for more efficient and sustainable support of immigrants. MASELTOV researches and develops novel ICT instruments in an interdisciplinary consortium with the key objective to facilitate and foster local community building, raising consciousness and knowledge for the bridging of cultural differences.
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BLUETOWN – Rural wifi installations
A company supporting internet connectivity in rural areas and refugee camps
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Care2Work
Care2Work offers a CPD accredited course “Empowering Professionals to work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Young Carers”freely available online and aimsto empower professionalswho work and interact with young BAME carers including youth and social workers, teachers, teaching assistants etc. Additionally, the project offersan online course to Young Carers in order to be understand how strong interpersonal and practical skills including teamwork, leadership, communication skills, resilience, stress management, conflict management and empathy can be utilised in different environments including work or educational settings.It is freely available in four languages: English, Italian, Greek and Swedish.
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