Online Forum: How to deliver quality distance learning in the time of coronavirus.
While countries around the world, including Kosovo, are racing to understand and limit the spread of the new coronavirus, understand how to come back to new reality, new reality is that we switched to online teaching.
As of March 15th, Kosovo academic institutions had to change their traditional teaching to a distance one. For some it is a new experience, for some it is something which was already part of their teaching methodology.
Effective online teaching combines awareness of course design with strategies for supporting learners. Our students’ communities are not only ethnically, physically, and cognitively diverse, but also face social and emotional barriers of coping with COVID 19 situation which may impact their success.
Under the implementation of the KFOS supported project, named Coalition for Higher Education Quality Assurance (CHEQA), IBC-M would like to bring together Kosovo HEIs and invited very well-known European and Education expert Claire Gordon from London School of Economics (LSE), Anke Rigbers, Chief Executive from EVALAG Accreditation Agency, Minister of Education Ms. Hykmete Bajrami, Ms. Mihone Kerolli IBC-M College Director, Mr. Stergios Tragoudas, EU Office in Kosovo, Mr. Shkelzen Gerxhaliu, Kosovo Accreditation Agency, Mr. Marjan Dema, Rector of University of Prishtina and Jelena Djokic, IBC-M Academic Director to discuss one of the most actual topics in the academic levels these days: Quality of distance learning at the coronavirus time.
More Information about the project can be found under: https://www.ibcmitrovica.eu/cheqa-project/.
Concept of the Event
|Name of event||Online Forum on the quality of distance learning at the coronavirus time
(part of Coalition for Higher Education Quality Assurance CHEQA Project)
|Date/time of event||16th April, Time: 15:00-16:00 (Central Europe Time)|
|Location / Online communication||BlueJeans Platform|
|Event coordination person||Mihone Kerolli, IBC-M|
|Event Facilitator||Bujar Gallopeni, IBC-M|
|Target audience||MESTI, HEIs, IBC-M, academic staff, students, Media|
|Aim of the Forum||Reflect on and learn from different perspectives of providing qualitative education in the time of pandemic isolation|
|Main topics||Enhancing the quality of online teaching and learning.
Coalition for Higher Education Quality Assurance (CHEQA)
Online Forum: Quality of distance learning at the coronavirus time.
|Date||16th April 2020, Thursday|
|Time||15:00-16:00 (Central Europe Time)|
|Venue / online||IBC-M, BlueJeans Platform|
|5 min||Welcome and introduction of participants
Short introduction by all the participants
|Mr. Bujar Gallopeni
|45 min||Quality of distance learning at the coronavirus time||Ms. Mihone Kerolli Mustafa, IBC-M Co0llege Director|
|Governmental initiatives and support to distance learning practices||Ms. Hykmete Bajrami, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation|
|EU support to education initiatives in the time of pandemics||Mr. Stergios Tragoudas,
EU Office in Kosovo
|Quality of distance learning, practices from LSE||Ms. Claire Gordon,
London School of Economics, Eden Centre for Education Enhancement, UK
|Ensuring external quality of online education, practices from Europe against meeting ESGs||Ms. Anke Rigbers,
CEO, EVALAG, Germany
|Ensuring external quality of online education, practices from Kosovo against meeting ESGs||Mr. Shkelzen Gerxhaliu,
Kosova Accreditation Agency
|Adapting teaching and learning process in distance education, challenges to ensuring practical learning||Mr. Marjan Dema,
Rector of University of Prishtina Hasan Prishtina
|Providing double degree education in distance, opportunities and challenges||Ms. Jelena Djokic,
IBC-M Academic Director
|10 min||Conclusions and recommendations||Mr. Bujar Gallopeni / Moderator|