Recently, UNESCO IITE announced to collaborate with a global leading creator of Internet communities NetDragon (China) to launch the joint project “Teacher Capacity Building with AI and Digital Technologies: E-library for Teachers”.
According to the announcement, teachers are essential to the achievement of Education 2030 and SDG4, namely, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Meanwhile, teaching is becoming an ever-challenging profession in the digital age, as proven once again by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, there is an urge to better support teaching in capacity building as the qualification of teachers is at the heart of ensuring quality education for everyone.
The project is aimed to support the ongoing growth and capacity building of teachers in the era of smart learning by fully unleashing the potential of ICT and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Project will contribute to providing 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.
To meet the needs of educational systems in different regions, the project will provide an E-Resource platform in 3 languages (English, Russian, Arabic). The E-Resource platform aims to provide a hub that serves as a resource and training as well as, communication and networking center for teachers around the globe with open education resources in different languages.
The platform will focus on developing and accumulating free EdTech open tools, online courses, and other resources as E-library to support teaching and capacity building for teachers. Meanwhile, the platform will promote best practice sharing and evidence-based research on innovative teaching and teacher-supporting policy to encourage the engagement of teachers and schools to use online resources for better quality teaching. The platform will also organize online and on-site lectures, workshops，and training webinars on digital pedagogy and innovative teaching practices in different languages.
The project will establish global and regional partnerships in selected countries for networking and helping them to localize this resource hub as their own platform for national teacher capacity building. The project will focus on the needs of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS region.
As a global leading creator of Internet communities, NetDragon aims to promote educational development and innovation in the internet and mobile education industry, and is striving to build a global life-long learning community combing education with cutting-edge technologies such as VR, AR, AI, 3D, and Big Data, NetDragon has a remarkable record in developing digital education tools and solutions.
In the future, NetDragon will utilize the joint project “Teacher Capacity Building with AI and Digital Technologies: E-library for Teachers” to take the responsibility of an online education company to build a life-long learning model for teachers and learners around the world.