An opening cerimony has been held at Tafila Technical University last December 9th, 2020, to celebrate the opening of the Virtual Innovative Learning LAb (VILLA) equipped in the framework of the JOVITAL project.
The cerimony was opened by the President of Tafila Technical University, Dr. Muhammad Khair Al-Hourani, who encouraged the university’s community to keep up with the new developments in the field of education and virtual learning, in a way that would serve its academic journey and improve TTU outputs to reach the ranks of prestigious international universities. The cerimony was also attended by Dr. Atef Al-Kharabsheh, President of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, and Dr. Arafat Awajan, President of Mutah University.
On the occasion of the VILLA opening, the Director of the Office of International Projects, Dr. Murad Al-Aqtash, stated that the university has been involved in the JOVITAL project since 2017, and has been implementing the project with a wide range of activities, i.e. implementing the JOVITAL approach of virtual collaborative leaning, moving from traditional education to teaching and virtual learning based on critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and interdisciplinary cooperation, using information and communication technology.
Dr. Al-Aqtash explained that the JOVITAL project has added great value to the teaching process at the university by empowering faculty members with contemporary educational competencies, qualifying them according to modern educational and educational methodologies for innovative teaching and virtual learning settings, and integrating higher education institutions in Jordan with the global network of teaching and virtual learning. Dr. Al-Aqtash emphasized that the university has devoted its utmost attention to preparing and qualifying the faculty members who have implemented the project during the past three years by involving them in training courses and workshops and providing the opportunity to exchange experiences with international universities.