Most established universities have been relying for some time now on on-line platforms through which lecturers communicate with their students outside the classroom. From posting lecture notes, assignments, interesting course-related developments, forum posts, blogs, group discussions and more, these on-line teaching platforms provide many opportunities for more and a different kind of communication between course participants. Unfortunately, in Albania this practice is very limited at best. My goal is to - in cooperation with the university’s IT support - begin the work for establishing such a platform during the subject EU Policy. Considering the subject, one can say that EU issues are higly dynamic, they require an interactive approach and call for inclusion and integration of actors into the explanation of related issues. Thus, I plan to initially introduce the platform to a few select modules in our undergraduate programs and then expand it progressively. This platform, can be very useful not to just our undergraduate and Masters Program, but also to our PhD program in which many Albanians living in Kosovo and surrounding states are enrolled. Through such platforms we could facilitate their participation in different PhD – related events and seminars without ‘forcing’ them to travel. Actors from the university which interact outside of the institution (such as the UET Centre; Foundation for Economic Freedom, etc.) will be invited to contribute in the platform, add topics and respond to studnets' concerns on specific EU related issues.
By using technology to increase student interest and provide opportunities for the practical application of the theoretical material, this teaching resource will stimulate interest and increase student performance, as well as class attendance.