At the Google for India virtual event, Google has announced its partnership with the CBSE in an initiative ‘Blended Learning’ under which around 1 million teachers in 22000 schools across India will be trained in online and classroom teaching.
Google has stated that by the end of the year 2020, over 1 million teachers will be trained in blended learning i.e. the incorporation of online teaching into classroom instruction with the use of tools including G Suite for Education, Google Classroom, YouTube.
Google also announced a $1 million grant for localized education research, to be channeled through the Kaivalya Education Trust (KEF) from Google.org. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of the tech giant. The grant in aid will be a part of the Global Distance Learning Fund.
Under the programme, the KEF, in association with the Central Square Foundation and TeacherApp, will train 7, 00,000 teachers. The teachers thus trained will impart virtual education to children enabling them to continue their studies at home.
In the regions that have scarce access to the internet, other media such as Tv and radio will be used.
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