CBSE Facebook For Education: Digital Safety and Augmented Reality Courses Details

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook have joined hands to launch training programs on "Digital Safety and Online Well-being" and "Augmented Reality" for students and teachers. Interested candidates can register online for the three-week course until July 20, 2020. The program will commence in August.

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Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tweeted, "I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to introduce certified programmes in Augmented Reality for teachers and Digital Safety and online-wellbeing for students. I encourage the teachers and students to apply for the programmes commencing on July 6."

CBSE Facebook For Education

CategoryRegistration DateProgramme Launch Date
Three weeks' Augmented Reality program for 10,000 teachers July 6 - 20, 2020August 10, 2020
Digital Safety and Well-being for 10,000 students

a) Digital Safety and Well-being

b) Instagram Toolkit: Building Healthy Digital Habits July 6 - 20, 2020August 6, 2020

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CBSE Facebook For Education: Important Dates

  • Application start date: July 6, 2020
  • Application end date: July 20, 2020
  • First batch start date: August 10, 2020
  • First batch completion date: September 7, 2020
  • Second batch start date: September 25, 2020
  • Second batch end date: October 16, 2020

The official notice reads, "Immersive technology such as Augmented Reality is going to be one of the most significant technologies of the future. NASSCOM in its report 'Augmented/Virtual Reality Next Big Thing of Digital Environment' suggested all key industries will leverage these technologies. This will create demand for developers trained in these technologies in the near future."

It also reads, "The ability to navigate through these challenges and situations has become more vital than ever. Considering this, CBSE has partnered with Facebook India to launch free and comprehensive training program for teachers and students of its affiliated schools in following areas in the first phase from August - November 2020 in virtual mode. All participants will receive a joint e-certificate from CBSE and Facebook, on successful completion of the course."

The first phase will be open for only 10,000 students in each category. In the second phase, CBSE will introduce AR and digital safety programs for 30,000 students in each category.

Follow the link - http://www.cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/facebookforeducation.html

In case of any query, schools may contact CBSE at jstraining2018.cbse@gmail.com or jsse.cbse@gmail.com; or Facebook India at siddharthm@fb.com

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