Did you know?

FITA is the principle advocate and coordinator for making information communication technology (ICT) accessible for disabled people in the Maltese islands.

FITA’s principle function is to provide support to disabled individuals in overcoming or removing barriers to education and employment through ICT.

Through empowerment and social inclusion disabled persons need to rely less on family and state support. In ensuring that due steps are taken to minimize the digital divide, they aim to enable individual to contribute productively to society and the economy.

For more information about:

  1. General Information: info@fitamalta.eu
  2. Policy and Projects: stanley.debono@gov.mt
  3. ICT Accessibility: michael.micallef@gov.mt

Happy Learning 🙂

Adaptive Computer Technology and Beyond

A talk is being organized about modern assistive technologies from 1330 to 1430 at Room L131, MCAST ICT.  Marica Gatt, an AAC specialist, will be giving an overview of the various different assistive technologies available to facilitate communication.  She will also be talking about interesting directions and needs for research in the field.

This event is open to all Level 4,5 and 6 students, as well as interested members of staff.

Hacker Scouts: Kids Learning Through Tech

Hacker scouts aren’t your usual scouts. These kids use circuits, laser cutters and sewing machines to make things! You may have heard of STEM education. Well, Hacker Scouts have added art into the mix. It’s all about STEAM education here. Take an inside peek into a Hacker Scouts meeting in Oakland, California.

Check out the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAM33CikRzY

Happy Learning 🙂

Robotics and Coding Week – 27th November till 29th November 2013

An event organized in conjunction with the MCA and the  euRobotics Week

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Robots  are an excellent way to teach learners how to program and think logically through easy to use blocks. Robotics are also a fantastic way to see what you are actually coding put into practise (translate excitement into an educational tool). This is no surprise that learners even at a very young age are fascinated with Robots. Robots can be configured and built in any fashion as long as you have a creative mindset put into place. Here at MCAST IICT we believe that each learner has the potential to translate his/ her gained knowledge into a skill. That is why we participate to these events!

The Robotics week is a three day event where students from various schools in Malta and Gozo come to our Institute and are given the opportunity to translate the Robots into a live working machines that respond to commands.

Also, the students are given exposure to web development via HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) to build simple web pages.

Happy Learning 🙂