Huawei is looking to help with connectivity, applications and skills as a way of developing online education for the post-pandemic world.
The company last week held a Global Education Webinar titled “Driving Equity and Quality in Education with Technology”, which saw the participation of a global audience as well as representatives from the UWI St. Augustine Campus.
Speaking was Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman, who said while digital technology plays a crucial role in 21st century education, half the world’s population still does not have Internet access and many people lack the skills needed to use digital devices.
The company says it is now working to help close the digital gap: its TECH4ALL initiative supports UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition, which was set up to tackle the global challenges impacting education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With regard to T&T, Jeff Jin, CEO of Huawei Technologies (T&T) Limited says this country has long recognized the importance of online learning, adding that the company is “ready and willing to work together with all stakeholders in further development in this area.”
It reminds that T&T recently expanded its online education facilities due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Education Ministry launched the Schools Learning Management System platform that saw 90,000 T&T students registered online by the end of April, over 4,000 teachers registered as content creators, and over 2,000 virtual classrooms created.