Anant Agarwal: Future of Education & Lifelong Learning (Episode 7)

This conversation is part of the Future of Work Pioneers Podcast. Anant Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of edX and MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He is passionate about understand the skills transformation facing today’s workplace due to automation and AI, and how the evolution of MOOCs and online learning can help address this issue.

GUEST INFO: Anant Agarwal​


0:00​ – Introduction

0:27​ – Anant’s Background & Journey

3:06​ – Origin story of edX

8:30​ – Rethinking education & Future of Work

13:10​ – Rethinking the curriculum & online learning

16:23​ – Future of MOOCs?

19:53​ – Credentialing: How to measure skills & outcomes?

23:58​ – How should universities prepare students for jobs of the future?

26:44​ – Blended Learning Model

33:13​ – Future of edX & Future of Education

39:50​ – Becoming lifelong learners

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