KOU Uses Google Hangouts Meet to Support the e-Learning

Google Hangouts Meet,; Koya UniversityDue to the coronavirus pandamic, most of the Universities in the world have been closed and started the online teaching/learning process. Since 2013, KOU has subscribed to Google Apps. for Education (G-Suit), and since that time the course mangament system and the Quality Assurance are implemented using G-Suit applications. Recently, and to achive the e-laearning in a standard and effiecient way, KOU uses Moodle and Google Hangouts Meets as the official applications of KOU for the e-Learning.

Google Hangouts Meet, or just Meet, is Google's enterprise video conferencing software. This app is similar to the video calls in the free, consumer version of Hangouts, with a few additional features like real-time captions and support for up to 250 participants and 100,000 live stream viewers. (The free version of Hangouts only supports video calls with up to 25 participants, where ar the enterprice version can support video calls with up to 250 participants) G Suite users can head to meet.google.com right now to start a meeting, or meetings can be booked ahead of time using Hangouts Chat or Google Calendar.

 

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Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.

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