Below you find the answers to the most important questions concerning the current situation:

 

1.) What is digital education (distance learning)?

2.) What distance learning methods are being implemented?

3.) How will exams and seminar tests be organized?

4.) Will the students experience delays in their studies because of the emergency provisions?

5.) Did the deadlines for thesis and consultant dates change?

6.) Are the announced dates of the mind-term exams still relevant? Do they change in the digital education?

7.) How is the internship done during the epidemic?

8.) How do the dates and methods of final exams change?

9.) Can the epidemic result that the semester is postponed and it will affect the total semesters to complete a study programme?

10.) What about Stipendium Hungaricum and Young Christian scholarship payments?

11.) What happens with the books borrowed from the library?

12.) If I have an already organized and paid trip for the spring time, will I be able to travel then?

13.) What happens with the Student ID Cards that do not have a valid sticker for the spring semester yet?

14.) Will the autumn Erasmus + mobilities be canceled?

15.) What is a curfew?

 

 

 

 

1.) What is digital education (distance learning)?

The Univesity of Dunaújváros has been developing the requirements of online and digital education for years because of the continuously increasing number of correspondence students and also in order to support the success of studying. Thanks to this 77 Hungarian and 28 English subjects have been made available for students fully online already. Furthermore, the subject syllabus for each course already must have been uploaded in the Neptun system, and for each course, the method and timing of the examinations must have been registered there.

The University of Dunaújváros has been successfully using the framework system of Moodle for years. Every subject that has started shall be available in each semester for all registered students. For these online courses, lecturers need to upload content related to the curriculum and topic of the subject (lecture materials, ppt's, assignments, exam questions, etc.).

 

2.) What distance learning methods are being implemented?

The following table summarizes some of the digital learning opportunities for educational activities (not exhaustive):

 

Form of contact

Digital / Distance education

Tasks / Controllation / Evaluation

Theoretical lectures

  • polymedia / video tutorial;
  • sharing an existing video presentation on the topic;
  • video recording of the lecture;
  • broadcasting live video online;
  • online consultation, chat;
  • sharing notes, books, volumes, articles, studies.
  • tasks to be submitted:
  • essays, reflections, answering, explaining and justifying questions;
  • online test;
  • individual task, collecting work;
  • project work;
  • creating a product in teamwork (eg. joint presentation);
  • student presentation with video recording.

Practice

  • polymedia / video tutorial;
  • sharing an existing video presentation on the topic;
  • video recording of the lecture;
  • broadcasting live video online;
  • online consultation, chat.

 

  • tasks to be submitted:
  • essays, reflections, answering, explaining and justifying questions;
  • online test;
  • individual task, collecting work;
  • project work;
  • creating a product in teamwork (eg. joint presentation);
  • student presentation with video recording.

Lab work

  • discussion in an online forum.

 

Seminars accompanying practice or methodology

  • broadcasting live video online;
  • online consultation, chat;
  • sharing notes, books, volumes, articles, studies;
  • discussion in an online forum.
  • submission of a visit diary, lesson plan, thematic plan;
  • preparation of digital teaching methodological materials (elaboration of current digital curricula in public education is an obligatory task for public education staff, also a possibility for non-public education workers to complete practical classes as well).

Portfolio / Thesis

- practice

  • video recording of the lecture;
  • broadcasting live video online;
  • online consultation, chat;
  • discussion in an online forum.
  • developing portfolio competencies and submitting it for evaluation.

Portfolio / Thesis

- individual consultation

  • indiviual chat;
  • discussion in an online forum.
  • submitting a portfolio / thesis.

 

Recommended platforms, e.g. (1) Moodle - Polymers, Notes, Video Chat, Chat, Forum, (2) Digital Tutorial: https://dtk.tankonyvtar.hu/, (3) MS Teams, etc.

 

3.) How will exams and seminar tests be organized?

Distance education ensures a variety of options to measure and test students’ knowledge. The teachers may select the most optimal way of examination freely, so no obstacles are foreseen in preparation and writing essays and exams.

 

4.) Will the students experience delays in their studies because of the emergency provisions?

The schedule of the academic year will not have big changes during the state of emergency. The spring break was placed at an earlier time, and ccording to the rectors' order the final exams shall take place between 22nd June 2020 and 3rd July 2020. The progress of all students according to the existing curriculum and their preparation for the exams will be provided by distance learning options.

 

5.) Did the deadlines for thesis and consultant dates change?

The new deadline for the thesis submission, also the application deadline for final exams is now the 2nd June 2020. But it also means that this is the ultimate date, there will be no further opportunities for students to prolongate this deadline.

 

6.) Are the announced dates of the mind-term exams still relevant? Do they change in the digital education?

The lecturers who are responsible for the courses will inform all the students about the form and the date of the exams.

 

7.) How is the internship done during the epidemic?

Internships can only take place during an outbreak if the workplace can support the practice of home work. If it cannot be resolved, students will have the opportunity to complete the practice time after the emergency has been lifted. Of course the time of the final exams will be treated flexibly.

 

8.) How do the dates and methods of final exams change?

Due to the emergency situation the deadline for the thesis submission and the time period of the final exams which both appear in the Academic calendar of 2019/2020 were modified in order to ensure that our students will be able to complete their studies successfully. According to this order the final exams shall take place between 22nd June 2020 and 3rd July 2020. Of course, we are constantly monitoring the situation and depending on how it escalates, we will consider the possibility of completing internships and theses in a flexible manner so that our students are not disadvantaged in this difficult situation.

 

9.) Can the epidemic result that the semester is postponed and it will affect the total semesters to complete a study programme?

Postponing the semester is not among our plans, but we try to keep most of the lessons in a digital/online form. In cases such as lab measurements, experts were asked to come up with a solution and a proposal. It is expected that students will be able to make up for these missed tasks after the epidemic situation is over has and the travel ban is lifted.

 

10.) What about Stipendium Hungaricum and Young Christian scholarship payments?

If you are staying in another country for more than 30 days, you will not be entitled to receive the monthly scholarship and accomodation support because the aim of these financial supports is to help to cover your expenses in Hungary. Of course, after you came back to Hungary, you are going to continue receiving the mentioned supports. If you leave Hungary definitely inform the International Relations Office and the Hustel Management about the exact date of your travel and your destination! Please, let us know about your date of arrival back to Hungary too. These decisions do not affect your scholarship status, so you are not going to lose it based on the cases described above.

 

11.) What happens with the books borrowed from the library?

Sadly as long as the current epidemic emergency is ongoing, the library just like the university is closed. Book loaning that expires during this period will not be charged, you will be able to return the books during a period of two weeks after the epidemic emergency is over. There are several online databases available online during the emergency situation. For further information check the webpage and social media platform of the library or the Online Education section of our webpage.

 

12.) If I have an already organized and paid trip for the spring time, will I be able to travel then?

According to the guidelines of the Government and Hungarian authorities, we ask our students to cancel or postpone all international travels scheduled for the next few months, as it is highly possible that they will be quarantined in the country of destination or upon their return in Hungary or they will not be able to come back at all.

 

13.) What happens with the Student ID Cards that do not have a valid sticker for the spring semester yet?
Student ID Cards that have a sticker for the autumn semester of 2019/2020 will be valid for 15 days after the end of the emergency state announced by the Government.

 

14.) Will the autumn Erasmus + mobilities be canceled?

In line with the practice of previous years, we announced an open call for applications for UOD students this spring semester for Erasmus student mobility. The implementation period of these applications corresponds to the first or the second semesters (autumn and spring) of the next academic year (2020/2021). Processing of received applications are currently in progress. With regard to the mobility approved by the University, the preparation of the study period abroad, the schedule of its organization, completing the necessary mobility documents, interviews and cooperation between the applicant and the UOD International Relations Office alson with the host foreign partner university are conducted in the same way as during the previous academic years. In case, if before the immediate start of the new school year, we find that for reasons beyond the student's control (because the international environment does not allow it), the applicant student will not be able to complete the planned Erasmus mobility and the mobility will have to be canceled before the start, we will try to deal with the situation flexibly.

 

15.) What is a curfew?

Curfew is a governmental order that controls when people can leave their homes. Based on the instructions of the Hungarian Government, partial curfew takes action on the 28th March 2020 and will be in force at least until the 11th April 2020. According the decision leaving residence in only allowed for work purposes or to serve basic needs (buying food, medicine etc.). While grocery stores, markets, pharmacies and drugstores remain open for the public, every day between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning only elder people (65+) allowed to visit the shops, nobody else. Keeping at least 1,5 meters distance in public places becomes obligatory. Police Officers and soldiers will check the streets and in case of violating the rules high penalty fines can be applied. For more details see our full article: LINK.