CBSE will introduce augmented reality and virtual reality in the field of emerging knowledge

The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with tech giant, Meta, aims to train 10,000,000 teachers and over one million students in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality ( AR) over the next three years. As part of this partnership, Meta has already provided a program on digital security, online well-being, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Speaking to Education Times, Biswajit Saha, Director of CBSE, said: “Augmented reality and virtual reality will be introduced as a skill subject for grades VI to VIII and will be integrated into STEM education until class XII. The vision is to democratize and universalize STEM education. Students will learn the theoretical part and will also have projects and internships. We also plan to have lab experiments to make learning more immersive and experiential.

“In addition to this, students will also be encouraged to take advantage of augmented reality and virtual reality in entrepreneurship. Some of the topics that will be covered are; Digital labels, wellbeing, digital citizenship, digital footprints, cybersecurity. Students would also receive the knowledge to manage passwords.


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Joseph Emmanuel, Director, CBSE (academics), says: “All technical aspects related to augmented reality and virtual reality at an age-appropriate level will be taught to students in a well-defined way in this area of ​​​​knowledge. emerging. In addition, students will be brought to understand both the theoretical and practical aspect of the new technology and the marks obtained by the students will be added to their internal evaluation.

Manav Subodh, co-founder of the 1M1B Foundation, which is the implementing agency and hopes to increase the technical workforce by introducing students to emerging technologies. “The simplest form of introducing AR is to involve students in learning it. AR, VR, AI and ML are the subjects that should be included in the curriculum. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes immersive, visual and experiential learning and this decision will help address infrastructural challenges. human infrastructure for India.

“Augmented reality provides a great immersive learning opportunity in which students can visualize and learn. Even a student in Class VI can visualize how an engine is put together or how the heart and brain work. It’s just the opposite of rote learning. This program will create a great opportunity for the student community.

Donald E. Patel