Meta, CBSE Partner to Help 10 Million Students, 1 Million Educators Learn About AR, Online Safety


Meta (formerly Facebook) on Wednesday said it is partnering with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide a course on digital security and online wellness and augmented reality (AR) for over one million students and one million teachers. Will expand our partnership. country in the next three years.

In addition, in line with the government’s vision of universalizing education, meta And CBSE Democratize the High School Curriculum by allowing students to have online access to quality educational material through modules available on CBSE’s website.

The announcement was made by the founder and CEO of Meta Mark Zuckerberg On the fuel of meta for India, 2021.

He said, “I am really excited about this partnership and I think it is a great opportunity to have this entrepreneurial spirit (in investment) and to bring some of these tools around the metaverse and training the education system in India.” to give.”

The first phase of the ‘FB for Education’ initiative was launched in June 2020 with the aim of preparing students and teachers for the future of work and creating a safe online environment and learning experience.

More than 500,000 students show interest in digital safety and online wellbeing, and more than 14,000 teachers apply for training in augmented reality.

The partnership aims to empower teachers with the new age tools and skills needed to develop Generation Z and Generation Alpha students into responsible digital citizens.

In line with the National Policy on Education (NEP) 2020, META and CBSE will collaborate on the development and development of a curriculum integrating Immersive Technologies, AR, and Virtual Reality (VR), which will complement the evolving digital landscape by presenting these as skill subjects. is relevant to. student.

By integrating AR experiences into the curriculum, students will be able to collaborate more actively and utilize the emerging technologies of the future. Immersive education will enable students with diverse learning challenges and lack of access to laboratory resources to learn in an engaging manner.

CBSE aims to empower students in under-served areas of India through its Community Skill Centers to make these new age skills available to the youth and help them become creators in the digital economy through equitable access to resources. can get help.

Dr Vishwajit Saha, Director (Skill Education and Training), CBSE said that the pandemic has affected lives.

“There has been an unprecedented change in the learning process. This drastic change has thrown up a wall of challenges in facilitating the learning process. With the help of META, we are looking to build on our online teaching and curriculum capabilities and take them across the country. Hope to make available for the students,” said Saha.

Saha said that this partnership will help equip our teachers with the necessary skills to effectively use online tools for student engagement.