21 Jun 2020
ADQAC at JUST Holds a Second Distance Workshop for Academic Promotion during the Corona Pandemic

In light of JUST policy in sustaining its operations under the global exceptional circumstances and following the governmental guidelines of COVID 19 pandemic. The Academic Development and Quality Assurance Center (ADQAC) and in collaboration with the Center for E-Learning and Open Education Resources at JUST organized a second academic promotion workshop using distance learning entitled "Basics of Distance Education". The purpose was to enhance the professional development of the academic staff and develop their educational capabilities to teach students effectively using different methods that utilize technology in education.

The subject of the 3-day workshop, which was convened between June 7th  and 9th for 4 hours a day, was selected to align and to better deal with the current Corona pandemic circumstances in higher education in Jordan and serve the current and future utility of distance education. Dr. Mahmoud Hammad, the Deputy Director of Center for E-Learning and Open Education Resources at JUST delivered the workshop for 24 participants from various JUST colleges who expressed their apparent satisfaction through their evaluation of the workshop.

The workshop was coordinated by Assistant Director of ADQAC Dr. Noor Al-Mortadi who closely followed this safe running of the workshop. The Director of ADQAC, Prof. Mohamad Al -Widyan, said the same workshop was conducted earlier in April 21-23, 2020 during the pandemic. Both workshops witnessed a great interest from the participants who added their positive feedback and showed the necessity of delivering this workshop to as many faculty members as possible in the future.