Facebook and UNESCO join forces to promote virtual education in times of the Crown

NEW DELHI: in times of Facebook and Unesco They have teamed up to start an online resource guide to promote virtual in India. Available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada, the guide will provide information related to authentic sources to support students, educational institutions and teachers across India.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only a health crisis but also a learning crisis. More than 90% of the world’s learners are affected by the school and university closures... The on-ground needs will be matched with context-appropriate solutions to provide education remotely, leveraging hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech approaches with a special focus on ensuring access for women learners. Technology will be the key enabler for all such efforts," said Eric Falt, Unesco .

According to Facebook, the guide will also provide Covid-19-related information from government advisory, WHO status reports and the ministry of family welfare and health. It will also contain guidance on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in schools and help them deal with anxiety and misinformation about the bust surrounding the ongoing pandemic.

The online resource will help and guide educational communities on how to collaborate through the use of Facebook products and tools, such as Facebook pages, Facebook groups, Facebook Live, Messenger and Instagram. In addition, it has modules from Facebook's digital literacy program, We Think Digital, to help people think critically and share carefully online, FB said in a statement Monday.

Through our online learning resource guide, we want to equip relevant teachers, parents and government officials with extensive resources and tools to help them stay connected and collaborate digitally to facilitate remote learning, said the Director and Head of Alliances at .

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