New Delhi: Meta (previously Facebook) on Wednesday mentioned it is going to expand its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary (*10*) (CBSE) to present a curriculum on digital security and on-line well-being and augmented reality (AR) for over 10 million students and 1 million educators within the nation over the following three years
Additionally, consistent with the federal government’s imaginative and prescient of universalizing schooling, Meta and CBSE will democratise the highschool curriculum by permitting students entry to high quality instructional content material on-line by way of modules that might be made out there on CBSE’s web site.
The announcement was made by Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Meta’s Fuel for India, 2021.
“I’m really excited about this partnership and I think it’s a huge opportunity to (invest in) this entrepreneurial spirit and bring some of these tools around the metaverse, and training to the education system here in India,” he mentioned.
The partnership can even goal to empower educators with new-age instruments and expertise wanted to nurture the Generation Z and Generation Alpha students into accountable digital residents.
Aligned to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Meta and CBSE will collaborate on content material curation and growth of curriculum integrating immersive applied sciences, AR and Virtual Reality (VR) that’s related for the evolving digital panorama by introducing these as expertise topics for students
By integrating AR experiences into the curriculum, students might be in a position to collaborate extra actively and create utilizing rising applied sciences of the longer term. Immersive schooling can even enable students with completely different studying challenges and lack of entry to lab sources to be taught in an interesting method.
CBSE will goal to empower students within the under-served areas of India by way of its neighborhood talent centres making these new-age expertise out there to the youth and assist them develop into creators within the digital financial system by way of equitable entry to sources.
Dr Biswajit Saha, Director (Skills Education and Trainings) at CBSE, mentioned the pandemic has impacted lives throughout.
“The learning process has undergone an unforeseen shift. This drastic change has brought along a wall of challenges in facilitating the process of learning. With the assistance of Meta, we hope to build on our online teaching and curriculum capabilities and make them available to students across the country,” Saha added.
This partnership will assist equip our lecturers with the requisite expertise to successfully use on-line instruments for scholar engagement, Saha famous.