MIT Launches Digital Content Library For Workforce Learning On Blockchain

Blockchain, Education, News | October 8, 2019 By:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched a digital content library designed to help organizations keep their workforces apprised of the latest developments in technology and science.

The new learning platform, called MIT Horizon, contains bite-sized articles, videos, and podcasts on emerging technologies, with early topics including additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, and robotics. A subscription-based service, the platform will reportedly offer unbiased, up-to-date, accurate educational content together with an enterprise-friendly platform, usage analytics, ongoing engagement support, and various professional services to support customer success.

“Developed for both technical and non-technical learners, content delivered on MIT Horizon is conceived of and created by MIT writers, faculty, and industry experts,” MIT said. “Some content is licensed from MIT publishers, including MIT Press and Sloan Management Review.”

According to MIT, the objective of the new platform is to help teams quickly understand and apply the latest developments in technology and science to their industry.

“Technologies are advancing very rapidly, and we feel a responsibility at MIT to provide learning opportunities that can help today’s workforce keep up with this pace of innovation,” said Sanjay Sarma, MIT vice president for open learning. “With MIT Horizon, we aim to introduce more granular learning in a variety of formats that teams can easily consume. This is a groundbreaking platform specially-designed for learning on emerging technologies. We are thrilled to bring this offering to organizations in need of new learning opportunities, as it reflects our mission of expanding MIT’s educational reach to millions of working professionals.”