Online learning of higher education during COVID-19 outbreak Forum
Coming together is the best way to combat COVID-19 and ensure that #LearningNeverStops. As part of our Learn ON program, the Webinar for Online Higher Education brings together UNESCO experts, university professors, and experts from Huawei’s ICT academies to discuss global best practices for mitigating the impact of the pandemic on education.
To create contactless online education systems for educators and students, Huawei's Learn ON program provides high-quality resources on an open platform together with financial support to ensure education continuity. The following actions will be taken:
1. Huawei ICT Academy Development Incentive Fund (ADIF) will be allocated for partner education institutions to run online activities such as courses, training, and research projects.
2. More than 130 MOOC resources will be opened up, covering advanced technical fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT).
3. More than 100 online Train the Trainer (TTT) will be provided from April to December, and more than 1500 teachers are expected to be trained.
4. 50,000 students are expected to be trained through online self-learning, courses, and classes.
Education disruption due to the crisis might further widen the educational gaps between regions and countries and aggravate the digital divide. To solve this problem, distance online education is one of the important and effective measures. Smooth communication platforms, appropriate teaching resources, as well as prompt, convenient supporting services will all serve as the key to large-scale online education. Huawei is willing to continuously share online education experience with universities and education organizations. It will increase investment, enhance digital resource construction, and promote education digitalization to ensure the accessibility of high-quality education.