Meta Prev Extensive collaboration between Facebook and CBSE

Over the next 3 years, the partnership will enable more than 10 million students and 1 million educators to embrace immersive technology and digital citizenship in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

In Meta’s Fuel for India, 2021, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Meta announced that the company has partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide a curriculum on digital security and online wellness and augmented reality. Will expand. AR) for more than 10 million students and 1 million academics in India. In addition, in line with the government’s vision to make education universal, META and CBSE will democratize high school curricula to allow students to access online quality educational content through modules that will be made available on the CBSE website.

The first phase of the ‘FB for Education’ initiative was launched in June 2020 with the aim of creating a secure future for students and teachers and a safe online environment and learning experience, with more than 500,000 students showing interest in digital security and online well-being. Being and more than 14,000 teachers have applied for training in augmented reality.

Starting the second phase of the partnership for the next 3 years, the elected principals and teachers participated in the Educators Roundtable at India International Center, New Delhi on 2 November 2021 and another webinar was organized on 1 December 2021 in which more than 5,000 teachers were consulted. Digital wellness, digital citizenship and immersive STEM education using VR.

The partnership with CBSE also underscores Meta’s commitment to India, and reflects the shared ambition to make STEM education universal so that students across India have equal access to quality educational content that will prepare them for the future of work in a digitally driven economy. The partnership also aims to empower educators with the new age tools and skills needed to build Generation Z and Generation Alpha students as responsible digital citizens.

In line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Meta and CBSE will collaborate on content curation and curriculum development through immersive technologies, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that introduce these to the evolving digital landscape. Skills issues for students. By integrating augmented reality experiences into the curriculum, students will be able to collaborate more actively and build on the future using emerging technologies. Immersed learning will enable students to learn in an engaging manner with a variety of learning challenges and lack of access to lab resources. CBSE aims to empower students from under-served regions of India through its Community Skill Centers, make these new-age skills available to young people and help them become creators in the digital economy through equitable access to resources.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skills Education and Training), CBSE, said, “This partnership will help equip our teachers with the skills they need to use online tools effectively for student participation. Realizing that the era of ‘Digital India’ has begun, we aim to build responsible digital citizens by providing quality educational content for all as well as digital citizenship and augmented reality in the curriculum. “

Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India, said, “We are working with CBSE to make education democratic for all. We believe that access to quality online education in the form of AR and access to new technologies for the youth of the country can make a difference in their learning journey. ”

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