Google has announced a partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Skills Education and Training to advance education in India by helping teachers and institutions digitize the experience. During the Google for India 2020 virtual event, it was announced that Google would enable 1 million teachers in 22,000 schools to offer a combination of “blended learning,” online learning and a classroom approach by the end of this year. Additionally, Google also announced a new grant for $ 1 million (about Rs 7.51 crore) to train teachers regarding virtual education.
According to a blog post by Google and the announcement by Sapna Chadha, Senior Country Marketing Director at Google India, during Livestream, the search giant has plans to deliver a “blended learning experience” to 22,000 schools across the country by 2020. This means that Google will work with more than 1 suite of teachers, using education like G Suite, YouTube, Google Classroom and free tools to train them to provide blended learning experiences.
It was also announced that the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) would receive a $ 1 million grant from Google.org for low-income families. The grant will be used next year to empower more than 700,000 teachers and train them in the field of virtual education so that students can continue to learn from home. Indian homes that do not have access to the Internet or smartphones will access through TV, radio and other such platforms.