Facebook, CBSE tie up to train students in India on digital safety, AR
Facebook has tied up with Indian education board Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to launch a certified and authorized curriculum on digital security and on-line well-being, as well as augmented actuality (AR) for educators and college students in India.
The new development by the social networking giant is aimed to assist younger adults, teenagers and college students in the country to develop expertise to safely navigate the Internet and get new jobs.
Different modules have been supplied for secondary college students under the partnership. Facebook plans to train about 40,000 college students with the new study program.
Facebook said, “The curriculum of the course covers aspects such as for instance online safety, privacy, mental health, and Instagram’s Guide for Building Healthy Digital Habits.” As per the company the module has been designed to help students become responsible digital users in addition to identify and report misinformation. They can even report threats and harassment online. The company is aiming to cover at least 10,000 students in the first phase
Facebook will also provide an AR as a curriculum to teach the basics of AR to enable students to create new immersive experiences through its software program Spark AR Studio. In the first phase of AR the company is aiming to cover at least 10,000 teachers who’ll coach 30,000 students in the 2nd phase.
Facebook will carry out three-weeks training in batches. This will cover fundamentals of AR and ways to create new AR experiences using Spark AR Studio. . The hands-on learning experience of AR will help in preparing the students for a career in the digital economy.
AR coaching registrations for teachers is open on the CBSE web site. Faculties, lecturers, and college students who need the digital security and on-line well-being curriculum can register on the broad’s website.
Manoj Ahuja, Chairperson, CBSE said, “Incorporating technology and digital safety into school curriculum will ensure students are not only gaining knowledge to succeed in the digital economy but also learning and collaborating in a safe online environment.”
The partnership with CBSE is amongst the latest efforts by Facebook to expand its presence in India, which is its biggest market with over 32.8 crore users. With this program the company will enter education space. The latest announcement came just days after Facebook acquired a 9.99 percent stake in Jio Platforms — through its newly created subsidiary Jaadhu Holdings LLC. The company for a while has been taking major steps and bringing updates to limit the spread of fake news through its platforms including WhatsApp.