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CBSE Partners With Facebook For Curriculum on Digital Safety, Augmented Reality for Students

CBSE partners with FacebookOn 05 July,2020 The Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ made an announcement on the partnership of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook to launch a curriculum on Digital Safety and Online well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) for students and educators.

Objective:- To ensure online well being of students and prepare them for the future of work.

Portal: http://cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/FacebookForEducation.html

Key Points:

i) Facebook for education is a global initiative by facebook.As part of the collaboration, Facebook will support CBSE in its first-ever initiative to introduce AR as a curriculum.

ii) As more young users get online, It is important to educate students on their choices online which helps in skill development.

iii) The Registration starts from 6th July 2020 and ends on 20th July 2020.

The Modules are for the secondary school students.

About the Initiative:

  • The curriculum covers aspects of safety, privacy, mental health and instagram’s building healthy digital habits guide.
  • The module is designed to make students responsible digital users, identify and report threats and harassment and report misinformation.
  • At least 10000 students will be covered in the training imparted by Centre for Social Research (CSR) in the 1st phase, who will train 30,000 students in the second phase.
  • Training will be conducted for three weeks to cover fundamentals of AR and utilise software of facebook, spark AR studio to create reality experiences.
  • It gives opportunity for learners to conceptualise, create and their own AR experiences.

About CBSE:
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairman: Manoj Ahuja I.A.S

About Facebook:
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
CEO: Mark Zuckerberg