In two recent decades the Internet has had a great impact in education and in particular higher education teaching quality and competition. New challenges are emerging constantly, which require global solutions for geographically distributed common issues that our modern societies are facing. Due to the global nature of the current education concepts and the evolving impact of IT on educating the future professionals, the teaching methodology are continuously changing for better qualities. These challenges require support with communication, interaction, integration, knowledge transfers, and shared up-to-date best practices. IT facilities such as the Internet can potentially provide integrated environments satisfying these requirements.
As the landscape of higher education has been undergoing continuous changes, quality teaching has become a demand and an issue of importance. Student numbers have considerably expanded and diversified, both socially and geographically. Today's rapid developments increasingly demand dynamic teaching methods. Modern technologies have entered the classroom, thus modifying the nature of the interactions between students and teachers.
Koya University has seized the importance of Internet and electronic communication by implementing a main stream online presences. After months of development in 2012 the project was introduced in early 2012/2013 academic year which evolved all the sectors of the university, such as library, Scientific Journal, directorates, faculties, department and academic staff as well as university wide teaching quality assurance. The project implementation contributed to increase the overall computer literacy and Internet impact in education among Academic staff at Koya University. It is also contributed to Koya University global web presence. In the latest global university web raking by webometics.info Koya University has showed a significant presence. The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
The Webometrics report shows that Koya University has secured a world rank of 12096 compared with zero presence in any previous global web raking before. The repost reveals that Koya University is now ranked 20th university amongst 55 total university in Iraq. (webometics.info, 2014)
We hearby greatly thank our staff for this remarkable achievement. We hope that our academic community will continue with greater sense of belonging and unity to secure the rise and success of our university. Kurdistan can be the right place to invest in most important element for changes in our time, namely education.
Webometics Report. [online] Available at: http://www.webometrics.info/en/aw/iraq [Accessed in July 2014].
Knowledge Transfer is our main stream principal way to communicate in and outside our academic community (read more)