COVID-19 Impacts on High Education: Virtual Learning Challenges on University of Prishtina

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci, Mimoza M. Dugolli

Affiliation: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kosovo.

Keywords: COVID-19, Virtual Learning, Academia,University, Architecture.

Categories: News and Views, Visual Arts, Architecture and Design

DOI: 10.17160/josha.7.4.700

Languages: English

The cease of the high educational institutions in Kosova, as a result of the preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 has a high causatum on the traditional system of academia, moreover, as we evidence later the global preventive measures has affected the all education systems in the world. Hence, there was a new kind of feeling, with new immediate responsive state caused by the change of learning patterns. While this eminent experience of shifting from traditional learning to virtual learning domain has a result with immediate quarantine in Kosovo, and a new style of living, a new experience of education, and a new teaching interaction with students, especially in the faculty of the architecture, University of Prishtina. The comments presented in this paper investigated the COVID-19 phenomenon in the University of Prishtina, from the pedagogue point of view, where to many learning habits and teaching methods are being radically changed in front of new contagious diseases. Since March, Students and teachers have reacted with great awareness and teaching discipline, thus, contributing to the virtual academic system, hence, participating in the summer semester with 18,465 online students, and 1,405 teaching staff.

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Ignacio Mastroleo

20. Jul

Bajçinovci and Dugolli present us with a brief overview of the situation of the faculty of architecture at the University of Pristina. As a teacher, I have experienced a similar situation in Argentina, at the faculty of philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires. I believe that one positive thing about the pandemic is the fact that it pushed us university teachers and institutions to make the best use of the online tools we already have. If sustained and improved with the appropriate safeguards for teachers and students, this will improve education levels globally. I also like the optimist tone the article ends up with. I wish the authors will make a follow up piece describing the evolution of the situation within the next semesters.