In recent years, China has introduced a series of educational policies to help promote the development of modern education in an all-round way. In 2018, the Ministry of Education issued the “Education Informatization 2.0 Action Plan”, proposing the goal of “three completes, two highs and one big”, striving to build a new model of talent training under the condition of “Internet +”, develop a new model of Internet-based education services, and explore information The new model of education governance of the times. In 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued “China’s Education Modernization 2035”, which pointed out that education should pay more attention to everyone, pay more attention to teaching students according to their aptitude, pay more attention to integrated development, and pay more attention to joint construction and sharing. Point out the direction for opening a new journey of educational modernization in the new era.
With its years of understanding of educational reform and its advantages in cloud-to-end hardware, software optimization, system development, development tools, solutions, and industry leadership, Intel firmly believes that innovation and change are the driving forces for the development of education. Intel hopes to use information technology to improve teaching informatization and empower educational innovation. Through Intel’s powerful capabilities in computing power, storage, artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things, and 5G, it empowers smart education environments, resource governance platforms, quality education practices, and blended learning models to promote the efficiency, equity, and individuality of education. The development of informatization makes informatization truly serve education.
Education informatization faces challenges
Under the vigorous promotion of relevant national policies, accelerating the innovative application of information technology and intelligent technology in the field of education, and building ubiquitous, flexible and intelligent smart classrooms, online classroom environments and application models are becoming mainstream. At the same time, in the overall construction process, smart teaching also puts forward higher requirements for technology.
From the software and hardware of the smart teaching system:
Stronger storage and higher security are required. Smarter classrooms will collect more and more information, which includes multimedia data such as video/audio, which requires real-time and long-term preservation. In particular, the rapid growth of data volume after normalized recording and broadcasting puts forward higher requirements for storage; at the same time, privacy protection of data collection is also an important requirement that must be considered in future smart classroom solutions.
Need higher performance. Smart classrooms need to support many application scenarios with strong computing/multimedia processing, such as 2D or 3D CAD applications, multi-channel video capture, decoding and encoding, AR/VR applications, etc. Performance requirements are getting higher and higher.
Greater load capacity is required. The application scenarios in smarter classrooms are very rich, from simple exams, teaching to in-depth multimedia information Display. These loads need to be integrated into one system instead of forming multiple isolated islands. Therefore, the need for a reliable solution to support WLC ( workload consolidation ) in smart classroom application scenarios becomes more urgent.
A more complete network and wireless routing connection is required. Including the connection from the student terminal to the server, to the Ethernet, to the cloud, and from the teacher terminal to the student terminal, all put forward higher requirements for the network and wireless routing.
From the perspective of smart teaching scenarios:
Interactive features need to be improved. Whether it is a smart classroom or an online classroom, the interaction function between teachers and students still needs to be improved. It not only requires multi-dimensional interaction in the classroom, but also requires the interaction of the online classroom to have the atmosphere of a live class. is approximate.
Teaching efficiency needs to be improved. On the one hand, teachers need to know what students are doing, fully understand the learning situation, and provide support for the whole process of tracing and evaluating teaching effects through artificial intelligence and other technologies; on the other hand, through big data analysis to gain insight into students’ learning needs and promote personalized teaching developing.
Promote education informatization innovation from cloud to end
Intel is committed to continuously introducing innovative technology products to bring more value to customers. The development of smart education puts forward higher and higher requirements for information technology, and the upgrading of information technology will surely promote the development of smart education in many aspects. By continuously promoting technological innovation, and working with partners to deepen the education field, Intel integrates advanced information technology into every link of teaching and management, uses information technology to provide a good teaching interaction and basic teaching environment, and collects teaching information across the board. Behavioral data, course content data and management data in the teaching process are managed and innovated through big data analysis to improve and drive changes in teaching models, drive personalized learning, and achieve true “teaching according to aptitude”.
In order to create an intelligent and interconnected smart teaching environment, video recording and broadcasting in the scope of smart campus/smart classroom and the application scenarios derived from it, such as distance education, dual-teacher classroom, micro-classroom, famous teacher’s lecture and based on For deep learning data analysis, Intel provides a complete and fully optimized overall solution.
In addition to the basic hardware configuration based on IA architecture and rich tools (OPS, VDD, Media SDK, OpenVINO), Intel also provides ICS (Intel Collaboration Suite) developed on the basis of web RTC, which is specially designed for distance teaching. Created software development tools. This tool supports partners in the industry chain to develop personalized products. The interactive software developed based on this development kit can greatly reduce the network delay and support the sharing and interaction of multi-channel videos; meanwhile, it provides optimized real-time switching and analysis based on Intel architecture, open source code and a proven software development kit. The overall video recording and broadcasting solution based on Intel architecture can help users reduce the cost of media application development and optimization by 90%, and can maximize the mobilization of the hardware capabilities of the Intel platform.
Intel Media SDK provides excellent media encoding/decoding/transcoding capabilities and experience based on IA platform;
The modular VDD provides scalability for the ever-enhancing remote teaching, video capture, analysis, storage and other edge computing application scenarios;
OpenVINO provides optimization tools for Al algorithm model based on IA platform;
The open source ICS remote collaboration software package provides the optimal space for real-time interaction, rich media sharing, and video-based data analysis. Support multiple protocols and input/output devices, support multi-point to multi-point video real-time interactive operations, and support single-point to multi-point remote real-time interactive/sharing operations. Provide high-efficiency video stream processing channel: Compared with the general media stream pure software channel, the software package itself can improve the IA-based video stream processing speed by more than 3 times, and has strong support for error packets and packet loss. ;
Intel not only promotes the end-to-end education informatization upgrade, but also supports innovation in the education industry from cloud to end with full-stack strength. One of the cores of future education informatization is data. By focusing on the collection of students’ behaviors in the classroom, management information collection, and teaching courseware content collection, and making full use of these data, data can become the driving force for promoting personalized teaching and educational innovation. Therefore, when large-scale multimedia digital educational resources are collected, their corresponding storage and management become particularly important. A scalable cloud computing platform with resource popularization and management functions, which helps to use big data and artificial intelligence to analyze the corresponding data, and provide personalized teaching through the network.
Public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud solutions built on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane technology, and Intel Select Solutions can provide users with scalability and flexibility, allowing the education industry to innovate on the road Remain competitive. Whether it’s databases, high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence, and the web, you can get higher performance at a lower total cost of ownership in the cloud based on Intel architecture. Cloud-based software powered by Intel technology helps users improve security, compliance and performance while increasing availability. Intel’s active participation in the open source community, including extensive collaboration and innovation, has resulted in an SDI approach that has resulted in hundreds of new, easier cloud solutions.
Build an educational innovation ecological chain with partners
Intel pays attention to the development of China’s education equipment market, especially to make the underlying technical standards and product innovation more suitable for the development of China’s education informatization. In recent years, Intel has built a software and hardware ecosystem for educational informatization construction by continuing to provide strong underlying software and hardware technical support, providing educational application developers and educational equipment users with advanced technical means to meet the needs of the new era. Personalized education needs, so as to achieve the goal of maximizing the efficiency of education.
As a leader in computing innovation, Intel continues to work with upstream and downstream partners in the industry chain to jointly promote the innovative development of educational informatization, and to promote the popularization and application of informatization and IT technology and equipment in the Chinese education market. In the transformation of smarter classrooms, Intel provides standardized computer vision processing solutions and is committed to creating an interactive learning environment to enhance the classroom teaching experience, thereby helping students improve learning efficiency and outcomes. Using Intel’s computer vision processing solutions, a series of innovative smart education applications have been launched, including an interactive tablet based on Intel’s Parallel Pluggable Specification (OPS) that integrates computing, video and sensor centers, and an Intel Visual Data Device (Intel VDD) created edge computing platform, etc.
So far, Intel’s end-to-end solutions for smart education have had many implementation cases. Based on Intel’s end-to-end solution for smart education, Honghe Technology has launched “Smart AI Classroom”. Smart AI Classroom can collaborate with a series of interactive software and hardware devices such as intelligent interactive blackboards, and then use advanced AI technology to realize student face recognition. , and then realize the special functions of AI roll call, AI rush answer, etc., which greatly saves the teacher’s roll call time before class, and comprehensively improves the efficiency of the classroom. In the development process of smart AI classrooms, the combination of Intel CPU and accelerator card can provide strong computing power support for informatization and data transformation in teaching scenarios, and can effectively reduce costs; The solution can effectively improve the deployment efficiency and make the deployment more convenient.
Based on the “Intel Smart Education End-to-End Solution”, Blue Pigeon Group has also launched a smart campus solution. The smart campus solution released by the Blue Pigeon Group adopts the solution of Intel edge server and visual data device (VDD). With the help of Intel VDD architecture, this solution not only makes it possible to intelligently control and diagnose multimedia equipment, synthesize recording and broadcasting images, and extract blackboard writing, but also realize application functions such as multimedia teaching, cloud recording and broadcasting, remote interactive teaching, and remote conferences. , one room has multiple uses, which not only promotes the development of smart classrooms, but also helps realize remote smart teaching.
The seewo smart classroom end-to-end solution consists of Intel® architecture-based cloud, class cloud server, teacher teaching terminal and interactive whiteboard, and Intel Apollo Lake-based student terminal, covering all aspects of before, during and after class. It can ensure the smooth connection in the state of weak or no network, ensure the smooth teaching of classroom teaching, change the traditional teaching method, and create a smart classroom with full participation and interactive generation. Intel’s smart education end-to-end solutions can provide support for different scenarios of smart education, thereby effectively helping the education industry to realize the transformation of smart education better and faster.
At present, with the continuous development of information technology, smart education is changing from emphasizing application-driven and integrated development to focusing on innovation-led and ecological transformation. Intel has always led technological progress and supported the development of education by relying on its advantages in the field of information technology. In order to better promote the construction of a smart education system and realize the vision of “intelligence + education”, Intel continues to promote the innovation of information technology in the field of education with its software and hardware advantages and rich product portfolio and solutions. Intel’s solution starts from three scenarios of smart campus, smart classroom and smart classroom, and can provide end-to-end education solutions covering from the cloud to the terminal, so as to optimize the information infrastructure and edge computing equipment for educational scenarios, improve Data carrying and processing capabilities provide solid support for innovative educational applications. In the future, Intel will work with ecological partners to create an education-wide industry chain model, provide comprehensive and three-dimensional services for education development, adhere to technological innovation, and help create smart education.