A Sustainable Paperless Online System (SPOS) for Engineering Quality in Teaching: Koya University as a Case Study

  • Salah I. Yahya Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2724-5118
  • Dilan M. Rostam Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1187-311X
Keywords: Continuous academic development, Google Apps, online system, quality teaching, student feedback, sustainable system, teacher portfolio, teaching quality assurance.

Abstract

Rapidly advancing computer based technologies offer many possibilities for innovation in educational and administrative assessment tasks which allow for a reliable real time reporting and feedback process. This paper considers the requirements for teacher assessments to become an accurate and reliable process. As a case study, the challenges of implementing such a system at Koya University have been considered. This paper examines how a paperless online system can support faculties' efforts for improving sustainable quality in learning and up-to-date assessment techniques. The proposed sustainable paperless online system (SPOS) uses Google Applications for Education that have been adopted at Koya university as a communications and collaboration medium to enhance its teaching quality. Such a system may enhance security, transparency and ease of use while consuming less time and resources and promoting green practice. The work throughout this paper explains how the initiative is engineered for achieving and monitoring a better quality in teaching.

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Author Biographies

Salah I. Yahya, Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region.
Dr. Salah I. Yahya is an Associate Professor, joined the department of Software Engineering at Koya University in 2010. He has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Communication and Microwave Engineering. He is a Consultant at the Iraqi Engineering Union. Dr. Yahya has many scientific publications; (2) books [1] and [2], (12) Journal Articles and more than (31) conference papers. He is a senior member of the IEEE-USA and a member of AMTA-USA, SDIWC-Hong Kong. Dr. Yahya is a regular reviewer of the Electromagnetics Academy, Cambridge, USA, PIERS Journals publications, since 2009, Science and Engineering of Composite Materials journal and International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, as well as, a regular reviewer of SDIWC conferences.
Dilan M. Rostam, Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University, University Park, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region.
Dr. Dilan M. Rostam is Vice President for scientific Affairs at Koya University. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civili Engineering/Structural design using computer application from Chalmers University in Sweden. He also has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering using virtual collaborative design from University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Rostam has long industrial experience in e.Management and applied computer in design work with several published articles. He was member of Executive Editorial of the first Kurdish Scientific eJournal ZANÍN published by Kurdish Scientists and MDs in United Kingdom (KMSF). Currently is Vice President for Scientific Affair at Koya University and a leading figure in Quality Assurance strategies in Higher Education. He is also lecturing on Kurdistan's Vernacular Architecture and sustainable green design from an Architectural and Engineering point of view.

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Published
2016-05-14
How to Cite
Yahya, S. I. and Rostam, D. M. (2016) “A Sustainable Paperless Online System (SPOS) for Engineering Quality in Teaching: Koya University as a Case Study”, ARO-THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF KOYA UNIVERSITY, 3(1), pp. 1-13. doi: 10.14500/aro.10052.
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