Preparing Your Education System
for the Digital Age
Digital transformation is marked by the rapid advancement and large-scale application of various technologies, such as 5G, IoT, AI, cloud computing, and big data. Our education systems now need to produce a stable supply of digital talent, ready to support an intelligent society. For this, the sector is adopting digital technologies.
The question is, what is at the core of digital transformation in education? How should education organizations evaluate their own level of informatization and systematically promote smart learning and teaching?
During the education session at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, Huawei officially launched the Opportunities for Digital Transformation of Education White Paper. The document offers insights into strategies and outcomes of digital transformation in the education sectors of various countries. This White Paper also explores and proposes a maturity assessment model for intelligent education. The model was designed with input from industry experts, and is intended to help education organizations evaluate their level of informatization. Finally, it provides practical guidance for the digital transformation of education.
Education is our future. To enhance national competitiveness, many countries prioritize education in their digital transformation strategies. China, South Korea, Singapore, the US, and EU countries have all issued relevant policies to improve the digital literacy of learners.
As education goes digital, intelligent education is becoming a new engine of innovation. Organizations are building an IT-driven digital learning environment, so that students can enjoy convenient, efficient, and intelligent learning, which enables personal growth and social benefits.
For teachers, IT-driven environments are often more efficient and allow a higher degree of personalization for each student’s unique needs, enabling schools to evaluate student progress and provide feedback for future improvement.
The education industry agrees that digital transformation is crucial, but what does it look like in practice? How can we guide digital transformation at different stages of learning?
To answer these questions, Huawei teamed up with education experts to develop the maturity assessment model for intelligent education.
The model assesses six dimensions: digital strategy, digital governance, smart environment, smart teaching, smart assessment, and transformational impact. Using these, schools can evaluate their transformation plans and digital teaching processes.
Other types of education organizations can also use the model to evaluate their digital vision and planning, digital governance system, data standards and security, smart environment, classroom teaching methods, evaluation systems, and digital transformation impact based on the different learning stages they target. This allows organizations to create clearer pathways for their digital transformation journeys.
Huawei and industry experts have designed this model based on extensive experience in helping education organizations go digital. We are seeing rapid growth in IT-based teaching, spurred on by the global pandemic. We believe that the future of education and research is fully aware, connected, and intelligent. As such, we will continue working with partners in the sector to speed up digital transformation and enable all-scenario education.
Huawei focuses on three key scenarios in education: smart classroom, smart campus, and research and innovation. We provide all-scenario education solutions that draw on analysis, innovative intelligence, and full connection and collaboration.
Since 2019 , we have been working with Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of National Education and Technical Education in building a national-level e-education system. Through the introduction of remote, interactive teaching, E-Learning platform, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system, hundreds of classrooms are have come smarter. In addition, the campus video security system, unified communications system, data center, and campus networking also made schools a better place for both teachers and students.
With133 sites providing network coverage in 74 campuses and educational institutions across the country, . Côte d'Ivoire has built a digital, next-gen education system, achieving more balanced development of urban and rural educational resources, as well as raising the overall level of education of the country.
Another example is Ankabut, UAE's National Research and Education Network (NREN). The organization worked with Huawei to build a full-stack education cloud, offering open cloud access services to universities and other education institutes. Huawei also draws on the superb performance of OceanStor all-flash storage to prepare Ankabut for its future service expansion. Plus, Huawei set up software-defined networking (SDN) to simplify O&M and reduce costs, increasing research efficiency.
Huawei is deeply committed to the education industry, and works with partners to develop all-scenario education solutions that have helped more than 2,800 universities and research institutions in over 120 countries, accelerating the digitalization of education. In the future, as the sector goes digital, we expect to work on more education domains, such as integrated online and offline education models, tech-enabled education trustworthiness assessment, after-school services and collaborative education, future-oriented schools and smart applications, IT-enabled education, and borderless learning, injecting digital momentum into education.