How will lectures be delivered in the next academic year?
Next year, we will adopt a blended teaching approach.
If lectures are delivered online, for how long?
The lectures will be partly delivered online and partly face-to-face throughout the year.
How many hours per week?
Each subject in each Course will be organised differently depending on subject and methodology. There is no set number of hours.
How will any lessons in practical subjects take place in distance learning mode?
For the first semester of the first year of the three-year courses students will be able – if they wish – to attend practical workshop lessons from home, thanks to virtual classrooms that we are setting up in each location. For the second semester of the first year, for second and third year students and for all other courses, students will attend the practical lessons in person, respecting the rules of social distancing. In this way, students will be able to attend courses both online and in person: all of our students will have the same opportunities – in terms of quality and relationships – regardless of how far they are from the classroom or laboratory where the course takes place.
– for Three-year Courses, if any students need to recover any lectures at the end of the semester, IED will organise dedicated sessions after January;
– for Master courses that include educational outings, should regulations still do not allow them, activities will be organised in such a way to preserve the promise of the course and its educational objective;
– for the Continuing Study Program courses, project work will be scheduled according to training needs and student mobility;
Will the start of the IED Italia courses be postponed?
We did not postpone any dates. The starting dates of the academic years of the three-year courses are as follows:
first year > 28 October 2020
second year > 5 October 2020
third year > 28 September 2020
As for the start dates of Master and Adult Education courses, the calendar depends – as usual – on the organisation of individual courses
Is it essential for students to move to the location area before the start of classes?
First year students in difficulty or who prefer to attend distance learning, can wait until 30 January. The school is open for all other students.
What are we going to do if there is another lockdown?
IED has made arrangements to react to the current emergency situation or the occurrence of a new lockdown.
Should the current state of emergency continue beyond January, we will continue with the current organisation. In the event of another lockdown lasting more than 6 weeks, students of the three-year courses may ask to freeze their course and resume it the following year, according to IED regulations. For students enrolled in other Courses, IED will assess the situation in relation to the duration and start date of each Course.
Will the visits scheduled in the program take place? If so, how?
Study visits will be organised in accordance with the rules of social distancing and international mobility. If they are not possible, they will be postponed or replaced with other activities.
Given the Covid situation, how are the internships working out?
The market is recovering and we started to activate the internships again. We launched the platform IED Alumni Network that currently hosts about 100 offers and we are planning an online activity plan for all Italian locations with experts in the field to discuss the recruitment process, digital reputation and how to have an effective video interview. Also scheduled for October is a virtual career week.