During the World Digital Education Conference held on Feb. 13, the Ministry of Education (MOE) renewed its strategic cooperation agreements with three of China’s biggest telecommunications companies (i.e., China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile). The agreements aim to promote transformation to digital education, facilitate smart education upgrading, and encourage innovation, so as to improve the quality of China’s education.
Over the past decade or so, the MOE has established solid partnerships and effective mechanisms for communication with the three companies. Two phases of strategic cooperation have been completed and remarkable results have been achieved. The three companies have played an important role in building a new infrastructure for education, developing education information technology to achieve poverty alleviation and rural revitalization, and supporting students’ remote learning during the COVID-19 epidemic. According to the agreements, the MOE and the three companies will deepen strategic cooperation in building a smart education platform, promote digital management in education, improve teachers’ and students’ digital literacy and skills, and push ahead reform in education evaluation, among other activities.
Conference attendees included Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng, senior officials from the MOE and top-level managers from the three telecommunications companies.