Google to collaborate with CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to promote digital education in the country. Google made the announcement at the Google for India 2020 event.
As part of the initiate, Google is expected to train more than 1,00,000 teachers across 22,000 CBSE schools by the December end. It will provide free access to its education and learning tools such as G Suite for Education, Google Classroom, and YouTube.
In addition, Google announced that it will give $1 million to the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) Global Distance Learning Fund that is a part of Google.org. Google believes that it will train over 70,000 teachers over the next year in the fields of digital and online learning. These teachers will then teach students virtually through TV, smartphones, and laptops.
It is a part of Google’s $10 billion investment over the next five years. The investments will help to fulfill PM Narendra Modi’s digital campaign.
Google is not the only company that partnered with CBSE to online learning. Earlier in the month, Facebook also collaborated with CBSE to offer online training on Digital Safety, Augmented Reality AR. All training will be available on the CBSE website.