Among the problems in our country is school dropout. That is, to leave school before the compulsory cycle is completed, or at least before time.
And among the solutions is also the digital school. This was the idea of the Janus Higher Education Institute, which launched Innova, the first (completely) digital school in Italy for graduates.
Let’s find out what Innova is and how it works. And then we see a cross-section of school dropouts in Italy with the latest data provided by the Ministry of Education.
Innova, the first all-digital school
Innova is therefore the digital platform launched by the Janus Institute. The school is based on an innovative method where everything is only online: from 10,000 hours of lessons to study texts, to preparing for the diploma from all corners of Italy.
A complete platform
The Innova platform offers a school that is not only digital but also smart, mobile first and spacious.
In fact, it was born fromneed to deliver a groundbreaking, integrated and multimedia tool for an innovative and up-to-date teaching offerthrough the widest range of devices (PCs, smartphones and tablets).
The full name of the platform is LMS-Learning Management System-Innova. And it was developed on a training model that favors autonomy and personalization of the trail.
Available 24 hours a day, it contains all the teaching material, allows you to create a personal study plan and offers various functions, including assessment tests, recorded lessons, webinars and exercises, guidance and orientation, simulations and PCTO (Pathways for Transversal Skills and for orientation ) online.
An inclusive platform
The project also draws attention to students with special needs (attention deficit, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia) as it offers dedicated courses.
Learning in the Janus Institute’s digital school is considered a versatile experience, involving the person from different perspectives: for this reason, live webinars were set up at the beginning of the school year, held by psychologists experts in education, to teach students how to organize their time and how they handle any moments of anxiety and stress.
This is how the first fully digital school in Italy works
There are various initiatives in the world in favor of digitization, especially of the younger generations. But Innova is the first completely digital Italian school.
After registration, the student receives the access information to the platform and is immediately assigned a personal tutor with whom he can agree for the first cognitive interview.
The supervisor is given the task of determining the didactic access level and helping the student to plan his / her study hours. And including, if necessary, moments of revision in the program.
Lessons and study paths
Each lesson consists of four moments: explanatory video of the teacher, slides with concept cards and focus on the basics of the lesson, in-depth document on the topic, exercises (if necessary).
Each course of study includes specialized personal tutors, complete and constantly updated teaching material, online tests and verifications, oral questions. In addition to high school exam simulations and refresher webinars.
The hours are flexible, the educations are tailored to the individual student. And there are programs to make up for lost years.
Early school leaving
The digital Innova school was created to respond to the problem of school dropouts.
As many as 3 million students have dropped out of high school in the last 20 years. In this sense, the latest data provided by Miur goes back to 2019. And they give us small comforting numbers. Precisely in 2019, there were about 17,000 external candidates for the state exam, with a percentage of not admitted corresponding to 80%. In fact, if children leave the traditional course of study, they are not able to prepare adequately. And then the risk of not completing the study only increases.
The Janus Institute’s digital school was created precisely to modernize traditional teaching methods and offer real support to students. Classic training is integrated and improved thanks to web tools.
The Janus Institute has invested in research, teaching and technologyaware that new technologies can offer a great help in creating learning environments for flexible, modular and autonomous training, adapted to each individual’s different didactic and cognitive needs.