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"First, the development of online education contributes to the promotion of fairer and better-quality education," Bai said that at the beginning of the year, the COVID-19 outbreak left more than 1.4 billion students and youths around the world facing the interruption of education. As a response, TAL Education Group quickly launched online public welfare free classes, sending the whole subject and a large number of quality-oriented education courses to thousands of households through online live broadcast technology, with more than 60 million daily hits on the live stream lessons.
Meanwhile, TAL Education Group also completed the free deployment of the live broadcast teaching system for 595 public schools, benefiting more than 30,000 teachers, he added.
A research of the Education Research Institute of TAL Education Group and the Beijing Normal University has showed that online education could make up for the scarcity of educational resources in underdeveloped areas and effectively promote educational fairness, said the chairman.
He added that through the cooperation with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the "Xiwang.com" platform for public welfare educational resources, TAL Education Group has delivered teaching resources to remote mountainous areas in the scarcity of educational resources.
"At present, 40 counties and districts in 18 provinces have been covered, benefiting more than 100,000 teachers and students."
In Sichuan Province's Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, TAL Education Group customized Yi-Mandarin bilingual learning module for preschool children, said Bai. "It integrates speech recognition, semantic evaluation and other technologies and loved by children."
He added that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded the Certificate for the 2020 Demonstration Project on AI and Inclusive Innovation to the Project, recognizing the contribution of the project to the protection of minority languages and the promotion of fairness and inclusion.
Also on Monday, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Wan Yiting, Executive President of TAL Education Group. The two parties will establish Internet and AI-based online study systems that are capable of withstanding crises on a global scale.
"Second, the development of AI is promoting the educational reform and innovation, with the future prospect turning up," Bai saidan Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat ThailandUNESCO SUMMIT EDUCATION AI PARTNERS
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|SPEAKERS Ms Stefania Giannini Assistant Director-General for Education UNESCO H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy Chairperson of the Executive Board UNESCO Mr Firmin Matoko Assistant Director-general, Africa Department UNESCO Ms Gabriela Ramos Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences UNESCO H.E. Mr CHEN Baosheng Minister of Education People’s Republic of China Mr Chen Qun Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People's Government China Ms Simona Kustec Minister of Education, Science and Sport Slovenia Mr Saaid Amzazi Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research Morocco Mr Hussein bin Ibrahim Al HammadiMinister of EducationThe United Arab Emirates H.E Dr. Ibrahim Bin Saleh Al-Naimi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Qatar H.E. Mr Gabriel Changson Chang Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology South Sudan H.E. Mr TIAN Xuejun Vice Minister of Education Chairperson of Chinese National Commission for UNESCO People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr ZHENG FuzhiVice Minister of Education People’s Republic of China Mr Dong Qi President of Beijing Normal University China Mr Vincent Adul Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Kenya H.E. Dr. Engineer Getahun Mekuria Minister of Education Ethiopia Ms Ivana Franić State Secretary, Ministry of Science and Education Croatia H.E. Mr Sann Vathana Under Secretary of State Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Cambodia Mr Yang Jin Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO H.E. Mr Nasser Al-Aqeeli Deputy Minister for research and innovation, Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Mr LEI Chaozi Director-General, Department for Science and Technology Ministry of Education China Mr Anass Bennani Director of Cooperation and Partnership at the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research. Morocco Mr QIN Changwei Secretary General, National Commission of China for UNESCO Mr N'golo Soro Secretary-General National Commission of Cote d’Ivoire for UNESCO Cote d’Ivoire Mr Bai Yunfeng Co-Founder, Chairman of Board of Directors and President TAL Education Group Mr Sobhi Tawil Director, Future of Learning and Innovation UNESCO Mr DU Yue Director, Priority Africa Coordination Division UNESCO Mr Yao Ydo Director, a.i. UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) Ms Inge Molenaar Assistant professor Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University Netherlands Ms Juliet Waters Chief Knowledge Officer Kids Code Jeunesse Mr Wayne Holmes Former Principal Researcher (Education) Nesta United Kingdom Mr John Shawe-Taylor Professor of Computational Statistics and Machine Learning University College London United Kingdom Mr ZHAN Tao Director Institute for Information Technologies in Education, UNESCO Mr MIAO Fengchun Chief, Unit for Technology and AI in Education UNESCO Mr HUANG Ronghuai Co-Dean Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University China Ms Trine Jensen Technology and Higher Education International Association of Universities (IAU) Mr Isak Froumin Director, Institute of Education National Research University, Higher School of Economics Russia Ms Bridget Bannerman Multidisciplinary research scientist and a Director of Studies in Chemistry Cavendish College, University of Cambridge Sierra Leone Mr Marco Antonio Martínez Pérez Kumoontun Mexico Mr Abdoulaye Ibrahim Chief, Contextual Analysis and Foresight Unit, Priority Africa and External Relations Sector UNESCO Mr Renato Opertti Senior Curriculum Specialist IBE-UNESCO Mr Philippe Jonnaert BACSE International – Bureau d’appui curriculaire aux systèmes éducatifs Canada Mr Aliou Sow Education / Textbooks specialist Guinea Ms Mariana Montaldo Plan Ceibal Uruguay Mr Venkataraman Balaji Vice President Commonwealth of Learning Mr Jeremy Roschelle Executive Director, Learning Sciences Digital Promise USA Mr Chen Yunlong Vice Director National Institute for Curriculum and Textbook Research, Ministry of Education China Ms Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji Social Entrepreneur in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Education Nigeria Ms Raïssa Malu Director Investing in People D.R. Congo Mr Emiliano Pereiro Plan Ceibal Uruguay Mr Yunhuo Cui Professor, Institute of Curriculum and Instruction East China Normal University China Mr Luis Junqueira Co-founder Letrus Brazil Mr LIN Yifu Honorary Dean, National School of Development Peking University China Ms JIANG Xiaojuan Dean, School of Public Policy and Management Tsinghua University China Mr ZHU Yongxin Vice President, the Central Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy Mr GONG Ke Executive Director, Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies (President of World Federation of Engineering Organizations） Mr LIU Changya Director General, Department of Development and Planning Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China China Mr REN Youqun Director General, Department of Teacher Education Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China China Mr LIU Yuhui Director General Beijing Municipal Education Commission China Mr LIU Qingfeng Chairman and President iFLYTEK China Mr CHEN Feng Director General National Center for Schooling Development Programme Mr YANG Zongkai President XIDIAN University China Mr YANG Xinbin President SHENZHEN Polytechnic China Mr LI Xiaohui Principal The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University Ms LU Yongli Principal Beijing No.2 Experimental Primary School Ms LI Zhisheng Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Education Beijing Normal University Mr Philippe Durance Senior Consultant, Priority Africa and External Relations Sector, UNESCO, and Professor and Chair of Foresight and Sustainable Development, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM) France Mr Hicham El Habti President Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Morocco Mr Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor University of Lagos Nigeria Ms Marie Luce Akossiwoa Quashie Mensah Attoh, General Secretary University of Lomé Togo Mr LI Ming Director-General UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI) Mr Diego Golombek Executive Director The National Institute of Technological Education (INET) Argentina Ms Phyllis Kandie Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO and Chairperson of the Africa Group Mr Ignace Gatare Principal of the College of Science and Technology University of Rwanda Rwanda Ms Dorothy Gordon Chair of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme UNESCO Mr Ki-Sang Song Professor of Korea National University of Education, Dean of Graduate School of Korea National University of Education Mr Wang Duanrui Chairman Weidong Cloud Education Group China Mr Ivan Karlov Head of the Laboratory for Digital Transformation of Education Russia Ms Iaroslava Kharkova Associate Project Officer, Unit for Technology and AI in Education UNESCO Ms Michela Pagano Associate Project Officer, Unit for Technology and AI in Education UNESCO Ms Maïmouna Sissoko-Touré Program specialist Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation Sénégal Ms Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela Director Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat Thailand......|
On July 28, the "2020 China High-growth Enterprise Development Forum& China Unicorn Enterprise Research Report Release Conference" was held in Tianjin, and Weidong Cloud Education Group was once again selected as the "Chinese Unicorn Enterprise".
Photo: Weidong Cloud Education was selected as the "2019 China Unicorn Enterprises" list
Global Education Layout of "One Body and Two Wings"
Innovation is the soul of a nation’s progress, and education is the cornerstone of social progress. Everyone has the right to equitably enjoy education, and "sharing educational resources and inheriting human civilization" is the unique corporate sentiment of Weidong Cloud Education. Since its inception, Weidong Cloud Education has been advancing towards its position as a “Global Internet Education Platform Operator”, and strives to build a lifelong education ecosystem that benefits the world by creating a global education layout of “one body and two wings”.
At present, Weidong Cloud Education relies on its unique position in the field of international Internet education, using domestic high-quality education platform applications as the "main body" to build an open PaaS cloud platform. With the "Europe and America + Asia and Africa" dual route pattern as the "two wings" to comprehensively promote the internationalization strategy.
In China, on the one hand, Weidong Cloud Education strives to build a middleground education field that meets the national conditions. With the help of international resource advantages, the coordinated development at home and abroad provides the country with high-end talents and a large number of employment opportunities. Business cover 24 provinces and 169 cities in urban areas and counties. On the other hand, Weidong Cloud Education will make full use of Qingdao International Vocational Education City built by the group to build an "Artificial Intelligence + Internet Education + Education Equipment Manufacturing" 100 billion-level industrial cluster, and strive to build a vocational education innovation development demonstration zone and vocational education institution gathering area, industry-education integration pioneer area, and "Belt and Road" international vocational education platform.
In the direction of Europe and the United States, Weidong Cloud Education gives priority to the output of education content, provides training services for the world's top 500 enterprises through the acquisition of demos, the second largest vocational education and training group in Europe. It also provides high-quality resources for the development of domestic higher education through the acquisition of Brest business school in France. In the direction of Asia and Africa, Weidong Cloud Education prioritizes the layout of the education market. Through cooperation with the UNESCO ICHEI, it has successively deployed “Weidong Smart Classroom” in Pakistan, Cambodia, Egypt, Djibouti and other countries along the “Belt and Road” to provide local universities with smart teaching tools and distance learning platforms. Through cooperation with the UNESCO IITE, both sides will jointly promote the construction of "Future Schools" in six countries: Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
Unique advantages in international society resources
Weidong Cloud Education has a strong international social resource advantage. It has signed strategic cooperation with UNESCO and Shanghai Cooperation Organization respectively, and has extensive cooperation with relevant member countries in the fields of education, culture, science and technology. In March 2020, as the only Chinese internet education company, Weidong has co-sponsored the establishment of the "Global Education Alliance" with international leading companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Zoom, etc., to provide internet education platform services to countries around the world and improve education gaps between countries and regions to build a global lifelong education ecology.