The University of Malta has secured a massive €740,000 EU grant to develop two critical projects in digital training for higher education and professional development.
The first, DIG-IT, will be able to provide staff across the EU’s universities with support, training, and resources to adopt digital technologies in their teaching methodology.
Coordinated by Dr Maria Cassar from the Department of Nursing and Prof Colla J. MacDonald from the Rectorate, DIG-IT aims at creating an inter-nations learning community of practice to collaborate, share and distribute resources.
The project is not exclusive to academia, with the healthcare system also set to benefit.
The second, Icarus, will bring together experts and leaders in the industry to develop specific content for higher education.
In a bid to address a growing concern that educators may not be in an effective position to pass on knowledge in a world where technology is developing at a rapid rate.
ICARUS, which is being led by Dr Ing Emmanuel Francalanza from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, looks to develop an innovative digital training toolbox that is freely available.
The content will cover a wide variety of fields. Whether that’s A.I, Blockchain, VR, the internet of things, or dig data analysis.