On 16th June, the Bright Scholar Education Group held an online conference centered around the “Future Global School” strategy. Professor Yu Shengquan, executive director and doctoral supervisor of the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University, believes that on the basis of 26 years of outstanding experience in running schools and high-quality education resources around the globe, Bright Scholar can build a model school that represents the future of global education.
拆掉围墙的学校 | A school without enclosure
Bright Scholar “Future Global School” is an interactive online teaching platform that is customized for international education. Chen Liang, the first president of the School, said that the “’Future Global School’ is a school without enclosure.” It is an internet-based global learning center that will intervene in the life of learners in a friendly manner. Anyone can join, and learning may happen at any time as long as there is a desire to learn.
Adopting the Online-Merge-Offline (OMO) mode, the “Future Global School” will bring learners new experience combining virtuality and reality. The School will facilitate the OMO mode organically in three aspects: first, merging of learning data. The data generated in the classroom is linked with the online course to allow concurrence of collective and individual learning; learners can obtain a diploma certified by Bright Scholar’s cooperative offline schools at home and abroad through online learning; second, merging of local and foreign teachers. By combining the distance teaching from international teachers with the close guidance of select local teachers, learners can obtain high-quality education resources globally; third, merging of software and hardware to comprehensively improve learning experience. For example, through the recording and broadcasting system live on the platform, learners can deliver the offline answering process to teachers in real time by utilizing the optical dot matrix pen, so that teachers can more accurately analyze the learner’s thinking process, thus provide first-hand data for personalized tutoring of teachers and personalized development of students.
让主流国际课程适应学习者的节奏 | Mainstream international courses are designed at learners’ pace
博实乐“未来全球学校”将于今年9月首期推出A Level课程、剑桥少儿英语课程和剑桥通用英语课程，未来还将陆续推出AP和IB课程。A Level课程将首先推出6门AS课程，包括数学、物理、化学、生物、计算机、经济，第二期将推出7门A2课程，在上述6门学科基础上，增加了高等数学。剑桥少儿英语将推出剑桥少儿英语一级、二级和三级课程，剑桥通用英语课程将推出KET、PET和FCE课程。所有线上课程设计实现了活动化、模块化设计，学习者可以按照自己的节奏自由组合学习内容。
The Bright Scholar “Future Global School” will first launch the A-Level Courses, Cambridge Young Learners English and Cambridge General English Courses in September this year, and launch AP and IB courses at a later time. For A-Level Courses, six AS courses, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and economics will be introduced first, while seven A2 courses will be introduced in the second phase adding advanced mathematics on the basis of the above six subjects. For students in the Cambridge Young Learners English, the courses at level 1, 2 and 3 will be introduced, and for students in Cambridge General English Courses, KET, PET and FCE courses will be introduced. All online courses are designed to be mobile and modular, allowing learners to freely combine their learning content at their own pace.
陈亮校长介绍，“未来全球学校”的A Level课程适合所有实体学校的11、12年级学生，博实乐旗下所有实体学校及其它公立或私立实体学校的11、12年级学生都可以报名学习，学完这些课程后，所有学生均可参加正式的A Level官方考试。学生凭借正式A Level考试成绩单、学校的成绩单以及语言考试成绩等，就可以申请到国外名校就读。
According to President Chen Liang, A-Level Courses provided by the “Future Global School” are suitable for students in grades 11 and 12 at all physical schools, so all students in grades 11 and 12 of Bright Scholar’s physical schools and other public or private physical schools may register for learning. After completing these courses, all students may take the official A- Level Test, and apply to study in famous foreign universities with their A-Level Test transcripts, school transcripts, and language test results.
技术赋能 造就顶配教育 | Technology empowers the world’s top education.
The “Future Global School” was jointly built by the Bright Scholar Education Group and its strategic partner Cloud Butterfly. Dr. Chen Tian, vice president of Cloud Butterfly, said that we are already living in the age of AI, so the AI-assisted teaching platform may open up more accurate and suitable education to children. Meanwhile, the technologies employed by the “Future Global School” are increasingly mature for application in adaptive learning, recognition of students’ learning emotion, evaluation of English pronunciation, intelligent grading of writing, and even grading subjective questions in mathematics and physics. By providing better services for teachers and students, the technology will surely improve the efficiency of teaching and learning.
Based on advanced technology, the Bright Scholar “Future Global School” will establish a three-dimensional quality interaction among teachers, students and curriculum, enlivening the learning process with context, inquiries, discussions and collaboration, so that learners may finish their study during free exploration.
To ensure good viewing effects and interaction in the courses, the Bright Scholar “Future Global School” has invested vast sums to connect the network at home and abroad, and deployed several nodes globally to achieve reliable global coverage and nearby access of network resources. Meanwhile, using the world’s leading video and audio technology, P2P cloud architecture, adaptive bandwidth, and high packet loss tolerance, the platform could ensure the smooth interaction of live broadcasting.
In recent years, the Bright Scholar Education Group has been keeping highly sensitive to changing times, and from this perspective, we have made a forward-looking strategic layout of education technology. The “Future Global School” is the starting point of Bright Scholar’s OMO strategy reflecting the newest developments in science and technology education. Its launch signifies that Bright Scholar can successfully expand beyond pure physical schools to help educate a new international population in need. By taking an innovative and adaptive approach at this important time, the Bright Scholar Group can become a leader in the development of education in the new era.
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