Following authorities’s announcement on the closure of all instructional establishments (L.N. 41 of 2020), MCAST will probably be providing on-line studying alternatives to college students throughout all its institutes. That is a part of the initiatives taken by the School in response to the COVID-19 state of affairs and to make sure much less disruption to scholar studying.
Over the previous week, MCAST’s crew of directors and lecturers have been working to reply pro-actively to the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the schooling group. College students are being inspired to maintain specializing in their research by accessing on-line assets and programs ready by lecturers. Pointers had been despatched to all MCAST college students and workers to facilitate the usage of on-line platforms. The Malta Union of Academics has endorsed this plan of motion on the voluntary use of on-line studying by lecturers.
In recent times, MCAST has invested in its modern studying administration system. This technique allows college students to attend lessons from the consolation and security of their dwelling, whereas on the similar time having the ability to see their lecturers and classmates, obtain data, see displays and submit assignments. Since 2016, e-modules within the areas of ICT, Inventive Arts, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Neighborhood Companies, had been already being provided freed from cost to most people by means of MCAST’s on-line platform.
In a letter to the MCAST group Principal James Joachim Calleja introduced “We’re assured that our lecturing workers and college students will welcome this measure as a possibility to maintain sharing information and knowledge. All of us miss the colourful campus life and in-person lectures. But, know-how permits us to remain in contact. Our related MCAST group issues in difficult occasions like this.”
MCAST is speaking with its college students and workers by means of totally different channels and is sending common updates by means of its web site and social media. The School can be emphasizing the significance of reaching out to Pupil Assist Companies to make sure scholar wellbeing.