Ericsson Joins UNESCO
Education is one of the sectors that are prominently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as around 1.2 billion students and youth around the world are being unable to attend traditional educational institutes. This has resulted in huge demand for comprehensive online educational programs on government and educational institutions. With education and learning disrupted at unprecedented levels, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate, a digital learning program that has the potential to benefit students all around the world who are currently disadvantaged due to lockdown and home quarantines. The program includes different learning paths customized to the educational needs and the maturity level of the target audience. It can be accessed free of charge via web portals specifically created by Ericsson. Ericsson and UNESCO also launched a new portal for teaching AI to kids.
Providing Inclusive Learning Opportunities
Ericsson Educate provides inclusive learning opportunities for students to help them through this period of sudden and unprecedented disruption. Learning is made more interesting through a comprehensive curriculum that encourages improving the digital skills of students in secondary schools and universities, at the same time empowering teachers to transition effectively to a more virtual medium of teaching and facilitating. This digital skills portal developed by Ericsson features courses on 5G network, IoT, data science, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
The curriculum aims to strengthen ICT skills of university students to increase their readiness for jobs in the telecom and ICT sectors. Teaching AI is another learning program developed by Ericsson with UNESCO, which includes free, multi-lingual artificial intelligence skills portal that can be accessed globally by parents and teachers, enabling them to support children and students in home learning environments to learn about AI. This new portal was launched on May 13.