This initiative aims to look after the students’ online safety and learning experience.
A collaboration between the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook has resulted in a comprehensive curriculum on Digital Safety and Online Well-being along with Augmented Reality (AR) for secondary school students. The objective of this joint venture is to ensure the online well-being of students and prepare them for the future of work and this is led by Facebook for Education, a global initiative by Facebook.
This initiative aims to look after the students’ online safety and learning experience and the programme will be implemented in partnership with SV.CO Digital Learning Platform Private Limited.
The pilot phase of the AR curriculum will be open for the teachers affiliated to the CBSE Board while the second phase will be accessible to the students. The intake for the first phase is 10,000 where as that of the succeeding phase is 30,000. The registration for CBSE and Facebook’s Digital Safety & Well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) Curriculum is open now and will be closed on July 20. Teachers must register today as the setas are limited.
Log on to http://www.cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/training.html and register now. The Curriculum is also available on http://cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/FacebookForEducation.html.
The Curriculum will include the following modules:
• Facebook’s Digital Literacy and citizenship programme: This focuses more on the better and safe uses of online space for teachers, students, and parents. An Instagram Toolkit has also been designed for the teenagers and their parents in collaboration with The Jed Foundation and Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC) to involve youth to spend useful time online.
• Sparking Brighter Future: The Spark AR Studio enables everybody to create effects as they believe no prior knowledge of coding will be required.
AR to be introduced to schools and it wishes to involve a greater number of teachers and students as it will act as the intersection point of creative and technical skills.
Each module has a section named ‘Ask Me Anything’ to engage further and there the Facebook team will answer any queries.
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