ICTSmedia launches innovative Virtual Lab, online coding classes for students and instructors in Albania and diaspora
- Posted by: ICTSlab
- Category: News
Thanks to a long and fruitful experience in the field of Information and Communication Technology, and with the support of Pan-Albanian Association of Technology ALBICT, ICTSmedia publishing house unveiled an innovative virtual lab focused on education to help and support young people face the challenges of 21st century.
Concepted since the moment this Innovation Centre took its first steps; the introduction of this virtual lab had been scheduled for September 2020. Given the circumstances created by massive isolation of children in Albania, region and the world as we battle coronavirus pandemic and comes as a solution for education in these difficult moments.
After COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization, schools and education institutions around the world and searching for different ways to teach and learn through technology for their students to stop the spread of coronavirus.
ICTSmedia and ICTSlab join authorities, institutions, businesses and civil society In Albania and Kosovo battling with the spread of pandemic.
Multi-functional lab of tech education and 21st century skills bring in Albania, region and diaspora a true innovation, Virtual Classes platform completely free for 1 month with the support of Vodafone Albania.
Children part of ICTSlab can go on with their classes, complete half-finish courses and even start new ones.
At the moment more than 200 children and youngsters are part of ICTSlab the home of where they developed and master 21-ist century skills like mathematics, logic, critical and creative thinking, teamwork, artistic soul and some of the best and most advanced methods in the world.
Scratch, 3D Design, Mobile App, Web, Python and Cyber Security will be the first classes of many more to come at virtual.ictslab.com.
This platform can be accessed from by on desktop web and offers three simultaneous classes with 10-15 participants, dedicated classes for every teacher, audio and video communication, screen share, whiteboard, polls, quizzes, documents sharing like PPT, Doc and PDF and YouTube videos.
Each class will take between 60 to 75 minutes. Participants can communicate in group or in private. From working at home to online teaching, technology has become the last hope battling COVID-19 but not only. This will prove to be a turning point for many industries, including education forced to mature before the right moment comes.
ICTSlab Virtual Classes platform is also offering a great opportunity for those teachers seeking to teach their students online through Affiliate. Teachers can e-mail at [email protected] to reserve their virtual class.
How to register at ICTSlab Virtual Lab
On the first month the platform will be focused on children 10-14 years old offering them a free month courses and classes of ICTSlab.
First of all, you have to fill this form: https://forms.gle/HHNYJMDDJJ7PqHt89. With this you can tell what module you are interested in.
- After you fill the form given in the link above, ICTSlab will contact according to registration list. Those who filled the form first will be contacted first and also start their courses first.
- Children registered successfully, will earn a free month of virtual classes thanks to the support of Vodafone Albania.
The respective instructor will wait for your class together with your real-life friends but this time it is a virtual class where everyone is represented with audio and video.
On the left of the class you will find chat sidebar and below there is text communication in group or private. On the right more you will get useful tools like content sharing, documents, YouTube video, Whiteboard and PDF sharing.
During the class participants can share their screen also. This platform is powered by ICTSmedia and supported by Vodafone Albania.