Google has partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, to train more than one million teachers by the end of 2020. The announcement was made during a virtual Google event for India 2020 on July 13. Google will encourage 1 million teachers in 22,000 schools to offer ‘blended learning’ through this training.
Blended Education is a blend of online learning and classroom instruction. As per the Google blog post published on Monday and the announcement made by Google India ‘s senior country marketing director, Sapna Chadha, the search giant aims to offer “blended learning experience” across 22,000 schools across the country by the end of 2020. This means that Google will collaborate with more than 1 million teachers using free resources such as G Suite for Education, YouTube, Google Classroom, and more to provide them with a blended learning experience.
Google will also provide a $1 mission to the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) for low-income households. This grant will be used to inspire more than 700,000 teachers over the next year and train them in virtual education so that students can start learning from home.
Ultimately, Google agreed to spend Rs 75000 crore in India. This fund will be supported to boost India’s digital economy. It will be used in the next five to seven years by equity investments and tie-ups.