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

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Facebook have launched a curriculum on Digital Safety & Online Well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) for secondary school students.

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 early.

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

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 Facebook team or industry experts to resolve queries.