In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its center. These SDGs call upon countries to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth and tackle climate change.
Out of these SDGs, Goal 4 states that countries must ensure they provide inclusive and equitable quality education to its citizens, along with promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Today, the need to educate ourselves is more important than ever as issues such as climate change are taking center stage, making it necessary to equip ourselves with the correct skills, values and attitudes. Gaining access to quality education can help boost economic growth, enable self-reliance and create better livelihoods.
In the current scenario, new technological innovations are coming out one after the other. In this environment, it is vital to equip oneself with fundamental skills, as education is increasingly moving towards the digital platform through online courses and interactive learning. 1
To bridge this existing digital divide, Dell Technologies and UNESCO MGIEP have joined forces to bring vital PC skills to school teachers. Through this partnership, they will disseminate quality education training to teachers to promote learning and skill building among children.
Dell Aarambh and UNESCO MGIEP’s ‘FramerSpace’ platform will collaborate to train identified teachers, hence, working towards SDG 4.7 of education building peaceful and sustainable societies.
The teacher’s journey of digital learning will be kick-started by the springboard provided by Dell Aarambh in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Meanwhile, FramerSpace will provide teachers with rich content creation abilities and an analytical insight to help elevate the quality of education.
FramerSpace, an AI-powered digital platform, will help teachers conceive, implement and monitor personalized learning plans for students. This will provide teachers with knowledge about ICT and frontier technologies, so they can help students achieve quality education.
This dissemination will be spread across three stages: training teachers to use FramerSpace, providing teachers who have undergone 200-hour training with joint certification and assessing the impact on learning outcomes.
Through this partnership, we hope to make significant strides towards achieving the SDG of education and hope to create a pool of teachers who will continue imparting digital education to others.
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.