The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the social, economic, geopolitical, business and learning environments. It has thrown new challenges to the well-established norms of earning a livelihood, interacting with friends and family, interacting at the workplace, and learning at schools and colleges. Countries, States, Business establishments and institutions of learning have been forced to adopt new ways of working, learning and delivering their respective obligations. This has dramatically impacted the normal. Supply chains across commodities, products and human resources are decimated and need to be re-invented. The Coronavirus has thrown a challenge to humankind and we must once prove our resilience.
The future of every economy is determined by the quality of the new generation that it produces. This new generation has been conventionally trained and educated by a learning ecosystem consisting of pre-schools, schools, and higher education institutes. The new generation is further mentored, coached, and developed by the industry and society to don the role of business and social leaders who eventually then drive the future of the economy.
The conventional education system has been hit hard by this pandemic. Academia has been rattled and is desperately seeking quick and easy solutions.
It is time for the Organizations, Academic body, Social Influencers, and Industry leaders to pause and apply their minds to answer the following emerging questions.
These questions need to be thought through, debated intensely, and answered thoughtfully to rebuild a learning ecosystem which will help address the new normal and reboot the economy which is now at a standstill.
This virtual confluence is for the following audience:
Pro Chancellor at Vijaybhoomi University
Ex-Director General - National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT)