Jiangsu advances educational informationization
A teacher makes use of multimedia in teaching. [Photo/VCG]
East China's Jiangsu province has made strides in the informationization of elementary education over the past decade.
The province has ranked second nationwide in terms of elementary education digitalization for five consecutive years, according to Yang Shubing, deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education.
The coverage rate of networks with a bandwidth of over 100 megabytes in the province's primary and middle schools rose from 33 percent in 2012 to 100 percent in 2021.
Over the same period, the coverage rate of networks with a bandwidth of over 1,000 megabytes climbed from 4 percent to 92 percent.
In addition, 90 percent of primary and middle schools in Jiangsu have access to wireless networks, nearly 30 percentage points higher than the national average level.
The rate of classrooms equipped with interactive multimedia in the province rose from 33 percent to 91 percent.
A smart online education platform has been established by Jiangsu as well. To date, it has accumulated more than 30 applications, offering curriculum resources covering elementary education, vocation education and higher education.
Authorities have also launched a campaign to build "smart campuses". By the end of 2021, the coverage rate of provincial smart campuses had reached 86 percent.
To date, 153 primary and middle schools and 31 universities in Jiangsu have been named provincial models in that regard.