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2015-07-21

New MOOC Takes Aim at Curbing Recidivism – Higher Education

Could education be the path to helping former prison inmates reintegrate successfully into society? Many politicians are saying yes, and one social entrepreneur has created an online program designed to help prisoners prepare for the job market.

 

Mike Feerick, an Irish social entrepreneur, is the founder of ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online), a system of online courses that started up in 2007 and have since spread across the globe. ALISON launched a series of training courses for American inmates in early July, with an eye to help former inmates build better lives for themselves and avoid ending up back in prison.

How MOOCs helped University of Hong Kong apply e-learning tools on campus

E-learning has taken off since HKU launched its first online course last year, with benefits for on-campus education too

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