Tech for Good | Baidu Wenku announces free access to educational resources


Baidu Wenku, the company’s document and ebook sharing platform, published an announcement via its public WeChat account on Feb 4th, 2020. The company said that it is giving free access to teachers and students in primary and secondary schools nationwide. Starting from February 5th, Baidu Wenku all primary and secondary education resources, including premium teacher courses, premium school test papers, lesson plans, and epidemic prevention knowledge are free for the majority of teachers and students to conduct online lesson preparation and learning.

Previously, Baidu Wenku had announced that it had provided RMB 200 million worth of resources for free to all teachers and students in 11 Wuhan universities including Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, China University of Geosciences, and Hubei University. The open resources cover 12 first-tier disciplines, 92 second-tier disciplines, 504 majors, and 7,590 courses.

This time, Baidu Wenku has further expanded the synchronized curriculum resources for primary and secondary schools. For the first time, Baidu Wenku is providing a series of synchronous video courses shared by key teachers from well-known schools in Beijing and 210 million copies of basic education document resources based on Baidu Wenku. In addition, Baidu Wenku also selects the educational materials of mainstream textbooks for primary, elementary, and advanced subjects. It is free for download for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools nationwide. At the same time, it has organized daily lessons and daily exercises by certified teaching and research teachers to support teaching resources.

Editor’s note: This is part of our ongoing Tech for Good series, highlighting how Chinese tech companies are helping fight the impact of the coronavirus. This was originally written by Steven Lee, a writer for our sister site, TechNode Chinese. Read the Chinese version here

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