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Registrations Now Open For CBSE And Facebook’s Digital Safety & Online Well-being And Augmented Reality (AR) Curriculum

Log on to http://www.cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/training.html to register now; registrations for AR closes on 20 July 2020.

With the objective of ensuring online well-being of students and preparing them for the future of work, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Facebook have launched a comprehensive curriculum on Digital Safety & Online Well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) for secondary school students. 

This partnership is led by Facebook for Education, a global initiative by Facebook, aims to prepare students for the future of work and create a safe online environment and learning experience

The Augmented Reality curriculum will be open to teachers affiliated to CBSE board in the pilot phase and will be available to students in the succeeding phase. In the first phase, the AR curriculum will be available to 10,000 teachers and 30,000 students in the second phase. As seats are limited, teachers are urged to register today.

Building healthy digital habits: The curriculum on Digital Safety and Online Well-being will include the following components. · Facebook’s Get Digital program designed to provide tips and resources to address mental health challenges during physical isolation with dedicated sections on Youth, Parents & Caregivers and Educators. · Facebook’s digital literacy and citizenship program – We Think Digital designed to support teachers, parents and students to make better use of online tools while staying safe in the online space · Instagram Toolkit for Teens and Parents, developed in collaboration with The Jed Foundation and YLAC (Young Leaders for Active Citizenship), to encourage youth to be mindful of how time spent online impacts emotional wellbeing

Sparking brighter future: It is estimated that AR globally will contribute over $1000 bn USD to the global GDP by 2030 translating this into 23 Mn Jobs (As per a report `Seeing is believing’, PwC, 2019). We envision the future for AR to be impactful and universal as the internet or smartphone today. With each leap, technology expands access to empower the next wave of entrepreneurs and creators.

· Facebook’s Spark AR studio democratizes the creation of effects, because anyone can be a creator and prior knowledge of coding is not required.

· AR is at the intersection of creative and technical skills by introducing it in schools. We hope that a greater number of educators and students will be exposed to this opportunity.

The School of Innovation from Facebook was launched by Facebook in 2017 to raise awareness about immersive technology amongst students in India. Since 2019 the program has been focusing on AR training.

The program for CBSE would be implemented in partnership with SV.CO Digital Learning Platform Private Limited. The curriculum has been designed to take beginners with no prior knowledge of coding or AR through a learning path that helps them develop their first AR effect. To drive engagement, each module also has an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session hosted by SV.CO on their Facebook page where Facebook team or industry experts resolve queries. These sessions can encourage learners to complete the modules.

We hope that this curriculum will start young learners on the journey of exploring AR and prepare them for the future.



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