The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced a partnership with Facebook to provide training on Augmented Reality, Digital Safety and Online well being for Teachers and Secondary School Students. The training programs will be free of cost for both teachers and students in its affiliated schools in the first phase in the month of August 2020 in virtual mode.
As per the statement released by Facebook, the curriculum on digital safety and online well-being cover aspects such as safety, privacy, mental health and Instagram’s guide for building healthy digital habits. The module has been designed to guide students to become responsible digital users, identify and report threats and harassment as well as report misinformation.
As part of the collaboration, Facebook will also support CBSE in its first-ever initiative to introduce Artificial Reality (AR) as a curriculum. In the first phase, 10,000 teachers will be trained while in second phase, 30,000 students will undergo the same training. The hands-on learning experience of AR will help in preparing the students for a career in the digital economy.
The registration for these training programs will start on July 6 and conclude on July 20, 2020. The teachers’ program would commence from August 10 and students program from August 6 onwards. The training program will be of three weeks. The participants will also receive a joint e- certificate from CBSE and Facebook on successful completion of the course.