CBSE & IBM tie up for artificial intelligence learning programme

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Nagpur: To ensure that students and teachers are ready for advancements in technological revolution in the world, CBSE and IBM India have joined hands to hold training sessions across the country.
CBSE has acknowledged that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the next wave of information technology revolution and that’s why they have introduced it as a skill subject for STD XI-X, along with a 12-hour ‘Inspire’ module for Std VIII.
Biswajit Saha, CBSE’s training and skill education director informed schools that CBSE is in line with these developments. “We need to give youth the opportunity to learn and understand AI-based concepts and technologies and be connected with the careers of tomorrow. AI readiness with an innovation readiness mindset can propel students to achieve limitless possibilities,” wrote Saha.
The course being introduced comprises a suite of research-informed readings, tailored online, face-to-face and in-school work with colleagues assisted by online support from expert facilitators. “Participants will develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) knowledge, skills and values through engaging with multimedia online resources, as well as hands-on activities and sequencing of learning experiences,” wrote Saha.
The programme will focus on postgraduate teachers (PGT) and students in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Training programme will consist of the following three stages. In stage one, there will be orientation workshop for principals / school leaders with the focus being on significance of AI as an emerging technology and the need to foster an AI-ready and innovation-ready ecosystem for educators and students. In stage two, teachers will be trained in the workshop to help build foundational skills of AI through a customized curriculum, that can enable teachers to guide and mentor students on solving problems and innovating around AI. In stage three, there will be the AI-enabled SEWA programme for students where IBM trained experts will go to select schools in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi, to foster student innovation and make them innovation and AI-ready.
Saha wrote “Selected top students and their teacher mentors will be provided showcase opportunities at various national events organized by CBSE and international showcase opportunity at the “Activate AI summit” at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, California, USA.”

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