India's multinational corporation, Infosys, has launched the 'Summer of Ideas' initiative to redefine the learning experience for university students. The online learning initiative is available for all students across the world. This global eight-week ideathon will help the global student and academic community overcome the loss of learning opportunities as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19.
Summer of Ideas initiative will allow students access to Infosys mentorship and specially curated learning materials virtually. As per the official sources, 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. The ideas of students will be refined by Infosys mentors and renowned professors.
Wingspan, Infosys' next-generation digital learning platform, will provide a unique online learning experience for thousands of students with Summer of Ideas. The initiative also provides a platform for students to network with each other, collaborate with teams and share ideas with the help of various digital tools.
Infosys' Summer of Ideas, Powered by #Wingspan initiative, will extend its support and enhance the #onlinelearning experience for thousands of students during these unprecedented times. Know more: https://t.co/zKYguOZqsr #InfyNews pic.twitter.com/RwKFEhlB1D— Infosys (@Infosys) June 12, 2020
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."