Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI) is an HEC initiative that intends to provide an opportunity for students and faculty members of Higher Education Institutions to secure Certifications from world-renowned universities, which will enhance their learning capabilities and skills for professional development.

A verified certificate from a world-renowned online platform can serve as proof for an employer that someone is abreast with cutting-edge tools and skills needed for a competitive career.

Innovation and technologies are influential ways to change the skills workers need in today’s economy. It’s perceived that up to 85M jobs are to be required by 2025 and governments are facing a significant talent gap to support digital transformation efforts.

To provide the online courses to all students through the world’s best online education provider, it would help students to provide in-demand skills and learning paths to new jobs for the entire workforce, with content from global thought leaders and experience implementing competitive national learning programs.

HEC urges university students, faculty members and alumni of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to secure Certifications from world-renowned universities, in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the board. The Coursera initiative is one of the steps in this direction.

It is strongly recommended that all HEIs encourage faculty members to effectively utilize the courses available on Coursera to qualify for at least one relevant course. Capacity building through MOOC is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to strengthen the required skills that students and faculty members need to stay abreast of the latest developments.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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