“Students' participation in online teaching is considerable by about 2/3 of the total number, but with the continuation of this model it is expected to have full involvement. Implementing online teaching is a difficult process to accomplish, as it requires equipment, internet capacity, IT support and training. This is a two-way process, where students and professors carry out synchronized virtual activities of video communication, uploading of material, assessment and grading” says Rector Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti.
There are currently 497 active virtual classes per semester. E-mail is considered as official document for both academic and administrative staff.
“From the very beginning, the University's core courses materials are available online through commercial or course management systems developed by the institution itself, such as Angel and Libri” says the Pro-Rector for Academic Planning and Digitization, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Radevski.
Starting from 2015, the University has adopted a new standard for teaching management system, with 28 courses and the same is currently used, where in addition to communication we enable the creation of forums for debates, applications for quiz evaluation and automatic communication for project and task management.
Cloud services used at the University are official repositories for offices with a larger volume of documents. The University Library provides access to electronic databases with resources related to the academic areas of interest to the University.
“By using these systems we also conduct activities for students' feedback and opinions, who last semester electronically have evaluated 4938 courses respectively-lecturers (Students' Evaluation)” says Pro-rector Radevski.
The transition to synchronized online teaching was realized just few hours after the Government's decision to suspend conventional teaching, by formalizing the online teaching platform with materials and presentations prepared for each course as a prerequisite for work engagement at SEEU. Digitization of the teaching-learning process is one of the SEEU priorities and for this purpose, since 2018, one of the Pro-Rectors is engaged in the field of digitization of the institution and academic process.