Teaching Methodology for Interior Design Studio-I during COVID-19 Pandemic at Tishk International University

Authors: Sana Basil Mohammed 1 & Merve Sumeyye Taha 2 & Rand B. Mohammed 3 & Shino Abdullah Mamand 4 & Dlman Aziz Mohammed5
1Interior Design Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Interior Design Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
3Mechatronics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
4Architecture Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
5Interior Design Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq

Abstract: After the Covid-19 has been officially announced by the world health organization (WHO) as a global pandemic, the WHO has put some regulations to manage the pandemic by slowing the virus spread by meeting some health conditions such as quarantine, lockdown, wear a face mask, and social distancing. However, this leads to difficulty continuing education at universities and schools on campus and forcing the educational institute to find alternative ways to end the academic year. Online education was the only available option. At the same period, most universities worldwide start to switch from campus education to online education. The following step for the university after choosing the online education was to find a suitable environment to continue the education, such as selecting the appropriate method to deliver the lectures and the proper platform that meets the students’ needs. In Iraq, higher educational institutes have transformed the educational process from face-to-face to online education. For example, in Tishk International University (TIU), online education has applied for the first time in all faculties, which was a big challenge for the academic staff and the students in some departments with practical courses more than theoretical courses. This paper will discuss the online education at the engineering faculty at TIU, in general. It will take the design course given to the first-grade students of the interior design department as a case study. This study will use the descriptive analytical approach by analyzing the case study of distance education for TIU during the spring semester of the academic year 2019-2020.

Keywords: Distance Learning, Interior Design, Higher Education, Online Teaching Design. Coronavirus COVID19 and Education, Case Study

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doi: 10.23918/eajse.v7i1p185

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