Bengaluru: With an objective to foster dialogue between major players shaping twenty first century learning models, namely academics, entrepreneurs, regulators and technologists, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) is all set to host the Future of Learning (FoL) Conference in the city on January 4-5.
Themed ‘Learning 4.0: Connecting the Dots and Reaching the Unreached’, the event will be jointly hosted by IIM-B and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B).
According to the organisers, the conference will address how the learning model 4.0 should be in line with the principles of industry 4.0, how to bring in the vast majorities of under-served/unserved learners into the emerging learning networks, the barriers to transformation that exist and how to overcome them, the business or financial models that are likely to be successful, and the ecosystem elements that need to evolve and policy interventions needed.
With several studies indicating that the educational sector is set for a major and likely disruptive makeover, the conference is expected to discuss factors that account for gaps in technology, policy and practice, and how advances in technology can be leveraged to make high-quality education affordable, accessible and empowering.
“A decade ago the possibility of unlimited and unfettered access to education appeared far-fetched. Driven by the forces of globalization, advances in information and communication technologies, and the next generation of tech-savvy learners, education is fast evolving,” the organisers elaborated. The conference will feature talks by Prof P.D. Jose (FoL Conference Co-Chair and Chair of IIM-B Digital Learning), Prof Sridhar Iyer, Prof Deepak B. Phatak (both Conference Co-Chair and IIT-B faculty members, IIT-B), Prof G. Raghuram (IIM-B Director), Prof Das Narayandas (Senior Associate Dean, External Relations and HBSP, Harvard Business School), Dr Devi Prasad Shetty (Chairman and Executive Director, Narayana Health), Anant Agarwal (Founder and CEO of edX) and R. Subrahmanyam (Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, GoI) among others....