SK Telecom launches coding education platform for children with GSMA, Telefonica

Friday 2 March 2018 | 08:40 CET | News
SK Telecom has partnered with Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) and Telefonica to introduce South Korea’s coding education to Barcelona, Spain. According to SK Telecom, its ‘Smart Robot Coding School’ will be added to the school curriculum at La Salle Bonanova, an elementary school in Barcelona.

Smart Robot Coding School was first launched in February 2014 to provide programming education to children aged 6-10. This training program teaches children how to develop software programs and match skills, using smart devices such as smartphones and tablets, and the company’s artificial intelligence robot called ‘Albert’.

Some of the company’s training contents to be launched at La Salle Bonanova are the ‘Analogue Coding Class’, a programming course that can be operated without connecting to power; ‘Albert, the genius at math’ which aims to enhance children's capacity in mathematics; and ‘Albert, the soccer genius’, which brings sports into educational contexts. This one-year course will be provided to three classes at La Salle Bonanova.

For the training program, SK Telecom will provide smart coding robot Albert and educational contents in Spanish while Telefonica will offer professional coding trainers. Through ‘M School’, a MWC-linked program, GSMA will introduce schools participating in the pilot coding program to emphasize the importance of coding education.  

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