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Kiron students begin by participating in a digital study program that includes both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning scenarios. The ultimate aim is to enable them eventually to switch to a regular offline study program at one of Kiron’s partner universities. Because it combines digital (synchronous-asynchronous) and traditional blending (online-offline), we call this concept Blended Learning 2.0.
The Blended Learning 2.0 framework forms Kiron’s academic model. The first one or two years of online studies are based on a digital and fully modularized curriculum that clusters MOOCs created and provided primarily by external partners. These courses are bundled into modules on our learning platform, Kiron Campus, based on learning outcomes and independently of the MOOC provider. All Kiron curricula meet the standards of the European Higher Education Area and thus offer a coherent education program.
Kiron regularly negotiates learning agreements with partner universities, who can then award up to 60 credits for completed Kiron modules through the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). After a maximum of two years, Kiron students apply to its partner universities, where they then complete their third and fourth year of studies to accumulate another approximately 120 ECTS. Kiron alumni have the chance to earn a standard, accredited bachelor’s degree from these partner universities.