CBSE, Facebook to coach college students and academics on digital security

New Delhi, July 5

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday introduced a partnership with Facebook to offer coaching on digital security, on-line well-being and coaching on augmented actuality (AR) to college students and academics.

The coaching modules are for the secondary faculty college students. The curriculum is now out there on the CBSE web site.

The curriculum on digital security and on-line well-being cowl features reminiscent of security, privateness, psychological well being and Instagram’s information for constructing wholesome digital habits, Facebook stated in a press release.

The module has been designed to information college students to change into accountable digital customers, determine and report threats and harassment in addition to report misinformation.

At least 10,000 college students will likely be coated within the coaching to be imparted by the Centre for Social Research (CSR).

“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,” stated Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Also, as a part of the collaboration, Facebook will help CBSE in its first-ever initiative to introduce AR as a curriculum.

In the primary part, 10,000 academics will likely be skilled whereas 30,000 college students will endure the identical within the second part.

The three-week coaching, to be carried out in batches, will cowl fundamentals of AR and methods to utilise Facebook’s software program, Spark AR Studio with a view to create augmented actuality experiences.

The goal is to offer the learners a chance and platform to conceptualise, create and model their very own AR experiences.

The hands-on studying expertise of AR will assist in getting ready the scholars for a profession within the digital financial system.

According to the US tech large, the academics who efficiently full the coaching within the first part will practice 30,000 college students within the second part.

“Through our ‘Facebook for Education’ programme in India, we wish to support the educational agencies in the country in enabling lessons on fostering safe online experiences,” stated Ankhi Das, Director, Public Policy, India, South and Central Asia.

“We are excited to partner with CBSE, and hope that this collaboration grows to support more teachers and students in the country,” Das added. IANS

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