Google to collaborate with CBSE to train 1 million teachers by 2020

Google will enable 1 million teachers in 22000 schools to deliver “blended learning”.

(Source: Times Now News)

Google has collaborated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE to train over 1 million teachers by the end of the year 2020. The announcement was made during the Google for India 2020 virtual event conducted on July 13. With this training, Google will enable 1 million teachers in 22000 schools to deliver “blended learning”.

Blended Learning is a combination of online learning and a classroom approach. As per the blog post by Google released on Monday and the announcement made by senior country marketing director at Google India, Sapna Chadha, the search giant has plans to deliver a “blended learning experience” across 22,000 schools the country by the end of 2020. This means Google will work with more than 1 million teachers using free tools like G Suite for Education, YouTube, Google Classroom, and more to train them in offering a blended learning experience.

Moreover, Google will also give a fund of $1 mission to the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) for lower-income households. This grant will be used to empower over 700,000 teachers over the next year and train them in the space of virtual education so that students can continue learning from home. 

Overall Google has decided to invest Rs 75000 crore in India. This fund will be given to accelerate India’s digital economy. The fund would be used over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups. 

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