Google adopts train-the-trainers strategy to foster digital literacy
Google’s “Be Internet Awesome” campaign was created to teach children the principles of digital citizenship and safety, to enable them to better grasp the benefits of ICTs. As part of this campaign, the organization released a free online training course to provide teachers with digital skills and knowledge to guide their students through the learning process. The approach adopts a train-the-trainer strategy to enhance the sharing of skills and values that will prepare children for the future.
Further initiatives from the same company are including other components such as providing students with infrastructure to boost digital literacy. For example, Google and UNETE launched a program in Mexico to provide schools with ICT devices, educational contents and training for teachers through an offline platform called Kolibri. Between 2017 and 2019, the initiative is expected to reach 750 teachers and 24,000 students throughout the country.
Other organizations have also joined to support this initiative. For example, Samsung will provide 300 tablets to students in 6 schools from Jalisco, Estado de México and Baja California.