Prof. Sanjay Sarma

VP of Open Learning, MIT

The Future of Learning

VP of Open Learning, MIT

The Future of Learning 

Insights from a Temple of Higher Learning

This podcast is about the future of learning – a conversation with Prof. Sanjay Sharma, Professor and Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. A quote which nicely sums up the discussion comes from Plutarch and goes,

“The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.” 

You will hear discussions about:

  • Future learning models and the role of colleges and universities
  • Online on-demand learning
  • Most effective methods of learning at any age, based on scientific research
  • What do future learning and Spotify playlists have in common?
  • The most important ingredient for learning at any age
  • The structure of MIT that makes it special
  • Exams-in-a-Ziploc-bag at MIT

If you would like to comment on this episode, please register at the top right corner of this page – REGISTER.

Please Share

P.S. I realized a rather obvious thing. Most of us listen to podcasts like this but never act on it. You can only learn and get better results from the insights when you L.P.T. – listen, practice deliberately and tell/teach others, whether they are colleagues, friends or family. I hope you L.P.T., whatever you glean from this podcast.

You can find additional podcast episodes on how you can become more successful in life and business at

If you found this podcast useful, please share it with your network – connections, groups, Facebook, twitter, etc.

Subscribe to My Weekly Newsletter