Infosys has launched Summer of Ideas, an Online Learning Initiative

Infosys has launched Summer of Ideas, an Online Learning Initiative
Team Careers360 | Jun 12, 2020 - 1:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Infosys, a digital services and consulting group has launched the ‘Summer of Ideas’ initiative. It is a global eight-week ideathon, powered by Infosys’ digital learning platform Wingspan, which will help students overcome the loss of learning opportunities resulting from the disruption caused by COVID-19. It has been launched to redefine the learning experience for university students worldwide.

This initiative will allow students to have access to Infosys mentorship and specially curated learning materials in a virtual way. Nearly 2000 participants will be admitted in this programme, divided into teams of five that will shape their ideas on the basis of 10 themes related to emerging technologies. Along with getting the ideas consulted and refined by Infosys mentors, renowned professors, and technology thought leaders, the students will also have the opportunity to showcase their ideas to industry experts.

Wingspan, Infosys’ next-generation digital learning platform will allow students to define their learning roadmap choosing courses from a content library, curated carefully by subject matter experts and educators. Also, students will be able to connect with each other and share their ideas using various digital tools, ensuring a rich learning experience.

Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, “According to estimates by UNESCO, COVID-19 has affected nearly 1.2 billion students and youth globally. The Infosys Summer of Ideas will deliver a purposeful summer learning opportunity for students impacted by this pandemic. Infosys has always believed in lifelong learning as a key strategy pillar for our employees as well as our partner universe. Today over 200,000 of our employees use our in-house digital learning platform to reskill and up-skill themselves, and we are confident that Infosys Wingspan will empower students with a great user experience, as well as skills that will be even more relevant in the post-COVID world.”

Professor Gonzalo Garland Hilbck, Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IE University said, “Infosys and IE University have been partners in academic endeavors for a long time now and we are excited to be a partner in the Infosys Summer of Ideas initiative. Not only will this help our students, but also thousands of students globally, giving them a great opportunity to spend their summer in a valuable learning environment.”

Thomas Finholt, Dean, University of Michigan, School of Information said, “As the relationship continues to grow between UM's School of Information and Infosys, the Infosys Summer of Ideas program offers our students engaged learning experiences that enhance their classroom education and help prepare them to be leading information professionals. Students will have the opportunity to engage with students from other universities around the globe and enhance their skill sets by generating new ideas and working through the challenges to act upon them.”

Dr. Mathew J. Palakal, Senior Executive Associate Dean, Indiana University, said, “I am very excited about Infosys Summer of Ideas, and even more pleased to see the program is specifically designed to bring together students from global universities in a collaborative environment. At the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, we are committed to delivering a highly practical education alongside cutting-edge research, and Infosys Summer of Ideas is an incredible opportunity to learn and collaborate in the global marketplace.”


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