The Future of Work and Skill Development with Dr. Sheila Jagannathan
10 Feb 2021
Dr. Sheila Jagannathan, Head, Open Learning Campus for World Bank in Washington DC, discusses the World Bank’s initiative to educate, skill and reskill thousands of students all over the world through widely accessible online courses. She addresses how evolving technology is changing the way we all teach and learn.
Hosted by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute.
“There's more change in learning that's happened in the last 10 years, than it has in 100. And in fact, it's our learners who are leading and pushing innovation as they expand and evolve their approaches to curiosity, discovery, and information.” - Dr. Sheila Jagannathan
What was your motivation to digitize [the World Bank's World Development Report] and deliver it as an online package for policymakers and the public?
This massive open online course, how did you get good at this? Where'd you get the expertise to even create something like this?
What does the World Bank do, and all these countries and people that receive your report, what is in that information that informs them?
What are the other emerging technologies that are being used for digital learning?
Many of our listeners are business leaders, or they lead organizations. What are the three things they can take away from your vast experience and what you're trying to accomplish for their own environment?
What is your vision for the future of work, post the COVID-19 pandemic? And if a large percentage of organizations do work remotely, what's the impact on their learning and collaboration?
Your book is titled Technologies for Sustainable Development: How Upskilling, Data Analysis, and Digital Innovations Foster Lifelong Learning. Evidently it comes out in June of this year. And can you share a bit about the book's message on the importance of skilling?
Dr. Sheila shares her contact details.