Meta and CBSE Partner to Provide Curriculum for AR, Digital Safety and Online Well-being

CEO and founder of Meta (formerly Facebook), Mark Zuckerberg, announced on Wednesday that the company is looking forward to expanding its partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. It said that it will focus on training 1 million teachers and 10 million students to provide a curriculum on virtual reality (VR),  digital safety, and online well-being.

Also, in accordance with the government’s vision of achieving universalization of education, CBSE and Meta will allow students to access quality education through modules, thus helping democratize the high school curriculum. These modules will be available online on CBSE’s website.

Mark Zuckerberg quoted that, “We are investing in other growing areas like education and commerce through Unacademy and Meesho, which are important use cases as we think about the future that we are building. We want to continue to partner in all of these areas as we accelerate the development of the fundamental technologies, the social platforms, and creative tools that are going to be necessary to bring the metaverse to life.”

Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skills Education and Training) at CBSE, quoted that, “The learning process has undergone an unforeseen shift. This drastic change has brought along a wall of challenges in facilitating the process of learning. With the assistance of Meta, we hope to build on our online teaching and curriculum capabilities and make them available to students across the country.   This partnership will help equip our teachers with requisite skills to effectively use online tools for student engagement.”

“Understanding that the era of ‘Digital India’ has begun, we aim to build responsible digital citizens with the introduction of digital citizenship and augmented reality in the curriculum, along with providing quality educational content for all,” Saha added.


This partnership will also focus on equipping educators with skills and tools that are needed to foster Alpha and Gen Z students into responsible digital citizens, in the next  3 years.

When the ‘FB for Education’ initiative was first launched in June 2020, it aimed at making a safe online environment, creating a learning experience, and preparing teachers and students for the future of work. About 5 lakh students were interested in digital safety and around 14 thousand teachers applied for training in augmented reality.


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