Google stated on Monday that it has partnered with CBSE, a authorities physique that oversees schooling in personal and public colleges in India, to ship a “blended studying expertise” throughout 22,000 colleges on the planet’s second largest web market by the top of this 12 months.
The Search large, which right this moment additionally introduced plans to take a position $10 billion in India within the subsequent 5 to seven years, stated it can practice greater than 1 million lecturers in India this 12 months and supply a spread of free instruments akin to G Suite for Education, Google Classroom, and YouTube to assist digitize the schooling expertise within the nation, which like different international locations, closed colleges earlier this 12 months to forestall the unfold of Covid-19.
“We should acknowledge that not everybody has entry to web,” stated Sapna Chadha, Senior Marketing Director at Google India, at an internet occasion Monday. She stated the corporate is working with companions to convey schooling via TV and different mediums.
Google’s Monday announcement follows an analogous effort from its world rival Facebook, which partnered with CBSE earlier this month to launch a licensed curriculum on digital security and on-line well-being, and augmented actuality for college kids and educators within the nation.
The Android-maker additionally introduced that Bolo, an schooling app it launched in India final 12 months that helps college students develop studying and comprehension abilities, is increasing to 180 international locations in 9 languages beneath Read Along model.
Google to take a position $10 billion in India
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