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.

Zhan Tao
“Let’s continue working together to support millions of students, teachers and parents in need with passion, innovation, and collective strength. Let's work together! Go Digital, Go Universal, Go Far!“
Zhan Tao
Director of UNESCO IITE
Bradd Feng
“By fully supporting the operations of Huawei’s ICT academies worldwide and promoting online learning, we aim to minimize the disruption to students’ education.“
Bradd Feng
Director of Huawei's Talent Ecosystem Development Dept
Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta
“The successful experiences shared and the commitment of Huawei to work collaboratively towards advancing digital solutions and TECH4ALL skills give hope in building resilient education systems now and beyond COVID-19.“
Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta
Director for the Bureau of Education in Africa, UNESCO
Svetlana Knyazeva
“Universities, enterprises, and educational organizations should open up learning resources, and produce and share MOOCs to help more educational institutions with online education. “
Svetlana Knyazeva
Expert of UNESCO IITE
Xu Xiaofei
“Through online teaching supervision, the quality of teaching is guaranteed, and the rapid development of online education is clear. Most students are very satisfied with online education.“
Xu Xiaofei
Deputy Leader of the Expert Advisory Group, International Platform of Online Teaching and Curriculum Construction, Ministry of Education, PRC Vice President of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
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