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Closing the Gap between Syrian Refugees’ Demand & Supply of Higher Education: 3- A potential Solution

Blended learning Blended learning modes provide opportunities to understand and share the realities on the ground; which is crucial for instructors to be close to the experience of the refugees, whether they live in a camp or urban setting (Anderson, Brown, & Jean, 2012). It was observed that having an instructor in front of them and having peers to interact with helps the refugee students to stay on the course and successfully completing it. One of the main reasons for that is the importance of motivation, which is considered to be an integral part of the learning process, not only in the context of crisis and conflict but in all contexts. It is the face-to-face interaction that makes it possible to design and develop contextualized programmes. Gladwell et al. (2106) realized that in countries hosting refugees, blended programmes designed for refugees had the target population and their context in mind, and that the community was consulted during the design phase as