Sunstone Business School announced industry webinar series as a part of Open Courses. Sunstone aims to bridge the industry academia gap in open courses by enabling lot of industry professionals to interact with open course participants. This will not only integrate open courses with Industry and make it more relevant by building on industry knowledge, but also enable open course participants to network with lot of senior industry professionals.
The first webinar series is on “Understanding opportunities in internet businesses” on 14 Sept and will be hosted by AnupamRastogi, Principal at Nokia Growth Partners , leading venture capital investor focused on growth stage companies in the mobile, internet, media and technology industries, with $600M under management and offices in Silicon Valley, Europe, China and India.
Sunstone Open courses were launched in December last year with the aim of providing continuous learning platform for working professionals, and enabling them to learn by collaborative problem solving. More than 1,000 professionals enrol every month to learn and broaden their business knowledge. “We have received several requests from open course participants to provide them an opportunity to alsointeract with industry leaders and learn through their experiences. Through these industry webinars, we aim to make open courses more industry relevant by creating a platform for professionals to learn from the industry leaders” said Megha Khatri –Program Manager, Sunstone Business School.
Sunstone Open courses will be the first MOOC in world to integrate industry connect and networking in delivery for open course participants. “Our aim at Sunstone is to enable our students to widen their exposure, and help them find new career opportunities. Our courses are designed in way that enables participants to uncover the concepts by collaboratively solving a problem. These courses help professionals to come out of their comfort zone and explore newer areas of interest.” Said Rajul Garg, Director, Sunstone Business School.
I personally attended two open courses of Sunstone and they were simply awesome in overall experience, extremely down to ground level reality and connecting the dots between the industry and academia .I personally feel confident that Sunstone is going to add tremendous value to people, industry and academia in time to come” said Rajeev, an Engineer at an MNC and an open course participant. Sunstone open courses continue to innovate with new courses, faculties, and pedagogy to make learning fun and applicable in business. These industry webinars will add to improving the industry relevance in the open courses.