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Category Archives: Technology

Clarification on changes to iLearn login

December 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

Clarification on changes to iLearn login

The MUT was in correspondence with MEDE after it asked about a clarification about a new procedure whereby educators who have an iLearn account are being requested to provide a personal email or mobile number to link their accounts. This follows a communication received by educators with a deadline to carry out the process until […]

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The MUT’s position on online learning

September 22, 2020 at 2:08 pm

The MUT’s position on online learning

There is currently a lot of discussion related to online teaching and learning, with the MUT being quoted as being in favour or against by various stakeholders without specifying the exact details. In view of this, the MUT would like to clarify its position on the matter by explaining the difference in terms currently being […]

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MUT appeals for change of laptops before new scholastic year

August 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm

MUT appeals for change of laptops before new scholastic year

In correspondence with the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE), the MUT stated that the issue of the change of laptops is very important especially considering the strong possibility of educators working online in the new scholastic year. The union stated that the Ministry is aware that educators’ laptops are at the end of their […]

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Website Maintenance

June 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Website Maintenance

On Tuesday 30th June 2020 there is maintenance work scheduled related to the website and some features might not be in working order all the time. Any members wishing information currently in the Members’ Area can ask for them through the usual channels of the Union, i.e. through email and/or telephone. The Union thanks members […]

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Kritika lejn l-edukaturi fuq il-midja soċjali

May 27, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Kritika lejn l-edukaturi fuq il-midja soċjali

L-MUT tirreferi għall-kritika li l-edukaturi qalgħu f’dawn il-jiem fuq il-midja soċjali. L-MUT tirrikonoxxi s-sitwazzjoni diffiċli li kulħadd għaddej minnha bħalissa u tappella lill-pubbliku sabiex ma naqgħux f’tgħajjir u kummenti bla bażi li jweġġgħu lill-edukaturi. Fuq il-midja soċjali ħafna jiktbu bl-addoċċ imma l-verità hi li l-edukaturi kollha qegħdin jagħmlu xogħol kbir sabiex ikomplu bis-sena skolastika f’ċirkostanzi […]

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Renewed appeal to distribute laptops to educators who are still without one

April 1, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Renewed appeal to distribute laptops to educators who are still without one

The MUT has been informed that the government is to provide internet connection and laptops to students who lack technological resources. Whilst it being a commendable gesture that should help made students in need to continue with their studies, the MUT has renewed its appeal to the Ministry not to forget educators, mostly newly recruited […]

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Professionalism and flexibility in the current circumstances

March 27, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Professionalism and flexibility in the current circumstances

The MUT is being informed by some members that they are receiving instructions to work on very tight deadlines, sometimes an email sent in the evening with a reply expected by morning. This contradicts the spirit of professionalism and degree of flexibility agreed to in the working group set up with State, Church and Independent […]

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Guidelines and tips for educators on the safe use of the internet

March 20, 2020 at 10:52 am

Guidelines and tips for educators on the safe use of the internet

During this very particular time, when educators are communicating with colleagues, students and parents through online platforms, the MUT feels compelled to issue some basic guidelines and tips on the safe use of the internet. These are not meant to be rules or instructions, but common sense advice for educators on what to do and […]

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Ultimatum given in relation to catastrophic IT situation in Schools

October 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Ultimatum given in relation to catastrophic IT situation in Schools

The MUT has written to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Education and Employment to formally express its dismay at the dire situation regarding IT in schools. Issues range from interactive whiteboards not functioning properly, updates in the virtual learning environments resulting in unusable features, change in the tablets contract imposing new duties, the […]

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