Dell Technologies, Unesco MGIEP to train teachers in Andhra on using tech in classrooms

Visakhapatnam: Dell Technologies will partner with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, a Unesco body, to enable teachers in Andhra Pradesh and two other states to use technology in classrooms for better learning.

The tech giant announced its association with Unesco MGIEP at TECH 2019 in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. Through this partnership, ‘Dell Aarambh’ a PC for education programme by Dell, and UNESCO MGIEP’s ‘FramerSpace’ platform will collaborate to train teachers.

The efforts will be executed in three phases. In the first year, teachers across Andhra, Maharashtra and Karnataka will be trained.

Dell Aarambh intends to help teachers kickstart their digital learning journeys, while FramerSpace, an AI-powered tool, will guide teachers to conceive, implement and monitor personalised learning plans for their students.

P Krishnakumar, senior VP, consumer and small business, APJ, Dell Technologies, said, “In an increasingly digitised India, emerging technologies will play a pivotal role in what the future of work will look like. Teachers will be at the forefront of this revolution as they educate tomorrow’s digital workforce, today.”

Anantha Duraiappah, director of Unesco MGIEP, added, “Digital media is the reality of today and tomorrow, hence there is an urgent need to build our capacities in order to provide a meaningful and relevant education to the younger generation. We need to forge partnerships and collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve our vision of transforming education for humanity by bringing in digital pedagogies, trained teachers and quality content into the classroom.”

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