Google has announced a partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Skill Education and Training, to push education in India by Assisting teachers and institutions in digitizing the experience.
Throughout the Google for India 2020 virtual occasion, it was announced that Google would empower 1 million teachers in 22,000 schools to deliver”blended learning,” a combination of online learning and also a classroom approach, at the conclusion of the season. Additionally, Google also announced a new grant for $1 million (roughly Rs. 7.51 crores) to train teachers in respect to virtual education.
According to a blog post from Google and the statement by senior country advertising director at Google India, Sapna Chadha, during the livestream, the search giant has plans to provide a”mixed learning experience” across 22,000 schools the country at the end of 2020. This means Google will operate with over 1 million teachers using free tools such as G Suite for Education, YouTube, Google Classroom, and much more to train them into offering a blended learning experience.
It was also announced that the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) will be receiving a grant of $1 million to lower-income families from Google.org. This grant will be utilized to enable over 700,000 teachers over the next year and train them from the area of virtual education so that students can keep on learning from home. Indian families that don’t have access to the net or smartphones will be attained through TV, radio, and similar platforms. The investment by Google comes within a $10 billion (roughly Rs. 75,000 crores) investment program in India over the next 5 to 7 years. This will be done through equity investments, partnerships, operations , ecosystem investments, and infrastructure.
It comes at a time once the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in most sectors, such as education. India has also been hit hard with this never before seen scenario along with the education sector is attempting to cope with the changes.
Especially, Facebook also lately declared its venture with CBSE to establish a certified program on internet well-being and digital security, in addition to augmented reality (AR) for students and teachers in India. It aims to instruct at least a total of 40,000 pupils.