Universities around the world moved to distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, seeking reliable tools for online lectures, seminars and meetings. In Ukraine, education is assisted by the national research and education network, URAN Association, with the support of the EU-funded EaPConnect project. URAN staff rapidly set up eduMEET, a new online meeting service developed in the GÉANT project. Within the first week eduMEET became a popular tool and is now attracting up to 120 users per day.
Roman Yatsenko was among the first to test eduMEET and was pleased with the result. As the Head of the E-learning tools Department at Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (KhNUE), he is responsible for the entire spectrum of electronic tools in the educational process, including distance learning technologies. Here Roman Yatsenko talks about his extensive KhNUE experience in organising distance education and the new eduMEET service.