From June 6-8, 2018, Kiron Open Higher Education held its first-ever double study weekend – a very special opportunity that brought students from four of our five study tracks together for two and a half days of learning about Kiron’s programs and transfer to university, building student community, and of course, studying, studying, studying. The event was hosted in seminar rooms in the Neues Deutschland building at Franz-Mehring-Platz, thanks to our friends at Media Residents!
Half of the group – 10 students – were in preparation mode for an exam in their Introduction to Business (Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre) course with our INTEGRAL+ partner, RWTH Aachen. The students are currently enrolled in the corresponding Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX, made up of six units covering basic concepts and terms in business and economics, which culminates with an offline exam in August. Upon passing, students will be awarded ECTS points that are recognizable by offline universities. Two RWTH Aachen Introduction to Business teachers, Hannah Fabry and Valerie Starke, were present at the weekend to lead interactive, student-centered study sessions that emphasized learning through activity as well as personalized feedback for each learner. “The quality of the sessions was quite high, really enlightening and motivating,” stated one of our EBWL students at the end of the two days.