IT services provider Infosys announced the launch of the Summer of Ideas initiative to redefine the learning experience for university students worldwide.
According to estimates by UNESCO, COVID-19 has affected nearly 1.2 billion students and youth globally.
This global eight-week ideathon, powered by Infosys’ digital learning platform Wingspan, will help the student and academic community overcome the loss of learning opportunities as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19.
This initiative will allow students access to Infosys mentorship and specially curated learning materials virtually. The program will induct nearly 2000 participants, divided into teams of five that will shape their ideas based on 10 themes related to emerging technologies.
Students can consult their ideas with Infosys mentors, professors, and technology thought leaders, and showcase these ideas to industry experts.
Infosys’ next-generation digital learning platform, Wingspan, will enable students to define their learning roadmap choosing courses from a content library, curated carefully by subject matter experts and educators.
Pravin Rao, chief operating officer of Infosys, said, “Today over 200,000 of our employees use our in-house digital learning platform to reskill and up-skill themselves.”