OUR RECTOR ATTENDS TO “YÖK VIRTUAL LABORATORY PROJECT” PRESENTATION
At the Opening Ceremony of the Higher Education Academic Year of 2020-2021, the "YÖK Virtual Laboratory Project", which was shared with the public for the first time by our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was introduced at the meeting held at CoHE (YÖK).
Members of the CoHE Executive Board , a TÜBİTAK representative, 18 university rectors of Ardahan, Artvin Çoruh, Bingöl, Bitlis Eren, Bursa Technical, Erzurum Technical, Eskişehir Technical, Gümüşhane, Hakkari, Hitit, Iğdır, Konya Technical, Munzur, Muş Alpaslan, Siirt, Şırnak and Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa universities in addition to Our Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Karadağ who participated in “Digital Transformation Project in Higher Education” and selected in the first stage, participated in the project presentation meeting.
With the transition to distance education in universities last March due to the global pandemic, solutions for courses requiring laboratory applications began to be sought. In this process, with the project prepared by CoHE, two laboratory courses requiring the most intense laboratory applications were determined as "general chemistry and general physics laboratory courses". Academics specialized in chemistry, physics and distance learning from the prominent universities in Turkey and software developers of TÜBİTAK took part in the project.
With the project developed by CoHE in cooperation with TÜBİTAK, the general chemistry and general physics laboratory courses in various programs of universities, especially science and engineering faculties and vocational schools, will be conducted through the virtual laboratory. Within the scope of the project, CoHE will be responsible for determining and preparing the laboratory contents, accessing the application through the e-Government, providing the necessary support for universities to use the software and TÜBİTAK will be responsible for the development of the virtual laboratory software and the provision and access of the server where the application will run.
It is planned that approximately 15 thousand students studying at various faculties of 18 universities, including universities that are involved in the digital transformation project, will benefit from the virtual laboratory courses planned to start on October 26th.28.10.2020 11:10