The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics at the University of Maribor Is Successfully Implementing the Distance Teaching Practice
The Faculty carries out the academic process with the help and support of the Computer Centre and Administration of the University of Maribor, regularly using digital teaching resources. Under the changed conditions, lectures and seminars with the participation of students, teachers and assistants are conducted remotely.
For several years, the Faculty has been using online services, with which students present their best practices, receive feedback and opinions from teachers and assistants as well as reports on changes and innovations in subjects.
“The feedback from our students and staff is highly positive because the academic process is almost uninterrupted. It is interesting that, according to teachers and assistants, the attendance of online lectures and seminars is very high, even higher than with live lessons,” comments the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr Gorazd Štumberger. All structural divisions of the University of Maribor work remotely in a routine mode.
The Faculty, having quickly purchased the equipment necessary for working at home (for example, graphic boards replacing ordinary boards in classrooms), provided employees with the opportunity to work as conveniently as possible. Teachers and assistants of the Faculty, when conducting distance learning, emphasise, “We work so that students receive knowledge and skills within the same timeframes they would need by learning live.” Feedback from the students participating in lectures and seminars is also positive. At the same time, the faculty members note a high level of solidarity in their work because the occurring difficulties and obstacles are timely eliminated and thus, the joint efforts ensure an uninterrupted course of training.
The vocational, academic and pedagogical work at the Faculty also involves the indicated solutions, which today, under the changed conditions, ensure the activity of our society. Within the framework of such study programmes as Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science and Communication Technologies, Computer Sciences and Information Technologies, Mechatronics, and Media Communications, teachers, researchers and students develop solutions that allow working and communicating during the academic process while being in your region or in another country.