Istituto Marangoni believes in innovation as a constant and essential form of creativity, which is why the school is continuing on its path to digital transformation by focusing on the search for new formats to rethink traditional activities and tools.
Substantial investment has been made to develop new e-learning methods, more inclusive and capable of ensuring educational continuity and greater engagement, even when it comes to workshops.
The Group’s Schools have taken steps to face the recent challenges with a proactive and confident approach, driven by the aim of allowing students flexibility to meet current travel restrictions, while always maintaining the highest educational standards as a key priority.
In addition to face masks, distancing, improved ventilation and frequent cleaning, the safety measures adopted by the Group’s European schools include Perspex classroom screens, automated body temperature checking devices, as well as traffic flow and room occupancy monitoring systems.
A new “hybrid” educational format
Introduced in October 2020 as an option for all students, the new hybrid learning concept combines online and face-to-face activities to ensure educational continuity and flexibility, so that courses can be joined from a distance for a certain period of time.
The vast digitisation project tested in the first half of 2020, which embraced e-learning, virtual conversations and workshops, is continuing again this year.
Theory classes are now delivered both online and face-to-face, depending on the safety regulations of each country. For instance, most lectures at the London school can be taught face-to-face, while Paris is adopting blended learning, so about half of their theory courses are delivered online. Milano and Firenze schools currently deliver all their theory courses online via Zoom and Blackboard Ultra. Even hands-on workshops can be joined online using specific software programs, such as Clo3D for fashion design, with the ability to connect to 3D printers to generate the final result. Students have been provided with virtual desktops with the necessary academic software, accessible from all devices, wherever they are.
The school’s IT Department has configured more than 150 terminals to provide remote access to Virtual Labs; all graphic features have been covered, including the most advanced, creating virtual desktops with all the necessary academic software for students and teachers.
Istituto Marangoni is always ready to support students and to respond to general enquiries and specific requests alike, providing personalised solutions, including the option to start most three-year courses even in February 2021.
Having taken all measures to ensure educational continuity and to keep the school community united, Istituto Marangoni is ready to resume classroom learning, continuing to focus on its essential role: supporting talent, offering unique educational experiences and building the foundations for a successful career.