The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has joined hands with the social media giant, Facebook to launch curriculum and related training in Augmented Reality, Digital Safety & Online Well-Being and introduce Instagram Toolkit for Teens. The partnership is led by Facebook for Education, which is a global initiative by Facebook to build diverse learning communities and bring the world closer together.
According to sources, the CBSE officials stated that the comprehensive curriculum is aimed at ensuring online well-being of students and preparing them for the future of work. The officials said, “As more and more young users get online, it becomes important to educate young adults, and students on making well-informed choices online and also help them develop skills they need to safely navigate the internet.”
The Program consists of a three week Augmented Reality (AR101) training course offered by the sponsor to eligible students and teachers who may submit applications to participate in the program.
The program is opened to legal residents of India who are either students attending a CBSE school between the ages of fourteen and nineteen or teachers, who are employed by a CBSE school. To be eligible, all applicants must have access to a stable internet connection, a smartphone and Windows 10 desktop or laptop, and must have a Facebook Developer account.
There are 10,000 Teacher Program spots available and 30,000 Student Program spots, with the Teacher Program and the Student Program each split into two program periods. The first Teacher Program runs from June 26, 2020 to July 17, 2020 and the second Teacher Program will run from August 3, 2020 until August 24, 2020. The Student Program periods will be updated once they are finalised by program entities.
Apply here for the curriculum.