The program has been created to make students and teachers responsible digital users, enabling them to identify and report threats and harassment.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced a collaboration with Facebook India to provide training programs for teachers and students on digital safety, online well-being and training on Augmented Reality (AR) to students and teachers. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the education system has now gone from classroom to e-learning. The over-dependency on the Internet may cause a threat of online abuse, bullying, misinformation, fake news and Internet addiction for students. Keeping this in mind, CBSE and Facebook India have come up with a free and comprehensive training program. It is pertinent to note that the training programs are only for secondary school students.
In this regard, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took to Twitter to say, “I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to introduce certified programs in Augmented Reality for teachers and digital safety and online-wellbeing for students.”
I appreciate the intiative launched by @cbseindia29 and @Facebook India to introduce training programs in Augumented Reality for teachers & Digital Safety for students.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 5, 2020
I encourage teachers and students to join these programs at https://t.co/Qh4fC2lgiZ pic.twitter.com/7vTIzyDNo9
According to the notice issued by the Board, the training program will commence in the first phase from August to November 2020. The teachers’ program will start on August 10 and the students’ program August 6 onwards. For each of the programs there will be 10,000 seats each for teachers and students. The training program will be of three weeks through online, according to the notice. The enrollment process for these training programs will begin on July 6 and will end on July 20. After successful completion of the course, all the participants will also receive a joint e-certificate from CBSE and Facebook.
The key reason to start the curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and training on AR is to cover aspects such as safety, privacy, mental health and Instagram’s guide for building healthy digital habits, Facebook said in a statement. The program has been designed to make students and teachers responsible digital users, identify and report threats and harassment.
The benefits of pursuing the programs:
1.The objective is to give the candidates a chance and platform to visualize mentally, create and get their own AR experiences.
2. The hands-on learning experience of AR will also help in preparing the students to set a career in the digital economy sector.
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