March 15, 2021
In Asian EdTech News, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce that the company will launch an e-Resource platform for teachers around the globe in a joint project with UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE)
Asian EdTech News: The project, named ‘Teacher Capacity Building with AI and Digital Technologies: e-library for Teachers’, aims to support the ongoing growth and capacity building of teachers in the era of smart learning by fully unleashing the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is expected to provide around 100,000 educators at a global level with open educational resources, free public tools, as well as online and onsite training, thereby empowering teachers to deliver quality and equitable education.
The e-resource platform will be available in 3 languages (English, Russian and Arabic) and will come with up-to-date digital resources and educational materials, capacity building activities and a strong partnership network. It is intended to be used by teachers globally with a focus on the needs of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.
This co-operation is part of NetDragon’s wider vision to contribute to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030. It follows a strategic partnership formed in August last year with UNESCO to improve education in Africa. Its subsidiary, Edmodo was one of the distance learning applications and platforms recommended by UNESCO in March. The newly launched project is a recognition by UNESCO of NetDragon’s cutting-edge technologies such as VR, AR, AI, 3D and Big Data which are being applied in education, as well as symbolising its commitment to promoting education development and innovation.
Dr. Xiong Li, CEO of NetDragon, said,
“Teaching is becoming an ever-challenging profession in the digital age, as proven once again by the COVID-19 pandemic. NetDragon is honored to cooperate with UNESCO in pursuit of making quality education available for all. Through this joint project, we hope to better support teaching in capacity building as qualification of teachers is at the heart of ensuring quality education for everyone. NetDragon will continue to utilize its strength in education technologies to support teaching and learning worldwide.”