I am visiting lots of colleges online and offline and helping students to upgrade their digital knowledge and understand why this is important in their lives
When asked what digital literacy is and why it matters, Dr. Chitranjan Kesari, CIO at Hive Carbon Zero Developers Ltd., in an exclusive interview with CIO News, said, “Data-driven approach, digital literacy helps us use technology to find, evaluate, use, and share information.” Due to COVID, we use technology to work from home. With physical distancing due to COVID-19, many in-person activities, like office work, school, family, and friends, have moved online. Digital literacy helps us stay informed, connected, and safe. Even government work and payment systems are gone online. This is the digital age, and those who embrace it can achieve their business goals.
When asked about his views on up-skilling the youth in the post-COVID era, he said, “I am doing my bit to help the needy who are interested in further learning.” Everybody needs to upgrade their knowledge. I am visiting lots of colleges online and offline and helping students to upgrade their digital knowledge and understand why this is important in their lives.
When asked how the youth can be digitally empowered and what kind of exposure and engagement opportunities in the educational curriculum can educational institutes implement to raise the interest of youths to up-scale their digital skills, he said, “We can start investing in digital platforms in our schools, make classes digitally active, and make sure the teacher comes prepared with topics on digital platforms.” Every school is required to invest at the same pace to make our future leaders ready. We must also invest in exhibitions and small activities on this platform so that the next generation understands its utility.
When asked if it should become a must for schools, colleges, and other educational institutes to conduct workshops or crash-courses programmes to drive the importance of technology for businesses, he said, “Make it 200% mandatory for each and every school and college.” Even engineering colleges must take the responsibility to go to the next level of training and help nearby schools by sending their students for training. Even corporates should also do the same way to help nearby schools and colleges. I am actively involved in helping schools and colleges.
When asked about his advice for youth considering a career in the technology industry, what should they know about the industry before starting their career, what challenges they could face, and how to overcome the challenges, he said, “What you love and like, you do.” Live your dream and give it your all to make it a reality. Invest in your knowledge.
He highlighted, “Take a look at all the free online courses. There are lots available online. Make an effort to use technology for your job, for a hobby, and for showcasing your work online.” Try to improve your method of communication online, increase your online presence, and help others to teach digital skills and continuous learning to improve your knowledge.
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