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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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In 2017, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes according to UNHCR (2017). Member countries of the EU-28 received a record number of submitted asylum applications, reaching 1.20 million based on Eurostat (2016) database. Being the country with the highest number of asylum seekers in Europe (BAMF, 2015; BBC, 2016), Germany is the focus of our current. Due to the unprecedented dependency of refugees on ICT, we investigate in this research study to investigate how e-learning can be used to support refugees in the integration process and contributes to their social inclusion into the host country. We use qualitative research methods to gather deep insights into this issue. 28 face-face interviews were conducted with refugees in Germany, in the area of Berlin and Brandenburg. In this paper, we report on our findings, including; legal regulations, e-learning channels, learning formats, creativity using e-learning, challenges and obstacles. \

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

E-Learning as a Means of Social Inclusion: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Germany

In 2017, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes according to UNHCR (2017). Member countries of the EU-28 received a record number of submitted asylum applications, reaching 1.20 million based on Eurostat (2016) database. Being the country with the highest number of asylum seekers in Europe (BAMF, 2015; BBC, 2016), Germany is the focus of our current. Due to the unprecedented dependency of refugees on ICT, we investigate in this research study to investigate how e-learning can be used to support refugees in the integration process and contributes to their social inclusion into the host country. We use qualitative research methods to gather deep insights into this issue. 28 face-face interviews were conducted with refugees in Germany, in the area of Berlin and Brandenburg. In this paper, we report on our findings, including; legal regulations, e-learning channels, learning formats, creativity using e-learning, challenges and obstacles. \