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Continuous learning has been at the core of our lives since the very beginning. Learning has taken place, for instance, in our schools, at our workplaces, by going abroad to discover new cultures, or in specialised settings such as sports clubs, or music schools. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, those learning spaces have been radically disrupted, and in many cases, been replaced by virtual learning worlds.
In our session, you will hear from and interact with experts and practitioners from India, on how they are designing virtual learning spaces in a way that do not simply replicate the physical world but take into consideration its limits and leverage new possibilities.
How does one launch an online university specialised in Artificial Intelligence with the best AI professors worldwide? How do you help professionals and organisations to upskill through virtual learning formats? And how does a primary school, which is physically closed since March due to COVID-19, create a suitable digital learning experience for its students?
This interactive and international webinar, organised by swissnex India, is part of the swissnex network’s nex20.ch campaign and the EdTech week, during which we will organise NexHack Edtech 2020.
Meet the Speakers
Siddharth Das is a co-founder and CEO of Univ.AI, an innovative edtech startup that seeks to take high-end, live-oniline training in AI and Data Science beyond the walls of the world’s elite institutions. He was earlier the CEO of Reliance Jio Financial Services, a division of India’s largest company, Reliance. Previously, Siddharth was COO at Flipkart Payments, a division of India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart. Earlier, he spent over a decade and a half in Silicon Valley before returning to India. Siddharth was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. In his spare time, he pursues two serious avocations - building audiophile sound systems, and architecture.
Shilpa has a degree in Psychology, Sociology and International HR. She worked across industries like architecture, market research and recruitment before moving into learning and development. Shilpa’s interest lies in the learning space. At “The Learning Gym”, a company she co-founded, Shilpa addresses the different learning challenges faced by learning professionals in both the corporate and education sectors. She channels her years of experience in the Learning and Development and intercultural fields, into diagnosing, designing and facilitating. Shilpa’s passion in the field of D&I and cross-culture translates into designing and delivering innovative training programs to build women leaders, to elevate the inclusive cultures in organisations and to break down cultural stereotypes.
Karen Crooke is an Australian Primary School Principal who has lived and worked in eight countries. She has been a homeroom and single subject teacher, curriculum coordinator, literacy coach and assistant principal. She is a teacher trainer and school evaluator for the International Baccalaureate. She has worked with the IB curriculum since 1998. She is currently in her third year as Primary School Principal at Stonehill International School, Bangalore, India.
Stonehill went into lockdown in early March and has been using remote and distance learning during that time. At the time of writing, that equates to 23 instructional weeks. Primary School children are aged three through to eleven.