E-Learning Centre was established in 2002 at the University of Colombo School of Computing to provide e-learning Service to both internal and external students of UCSC.
UCSC external degree program, BIT was supported by e-learning service from 2003 using learning management facilities.
The National e-Learning Centre will serve as central hub that encourages e-Learning and supports other universities, academic institutes, research organizations and e-Learning users of the country.
The selection of a Learning Management System (LMS): This is already well underway with an LMS developed and translated by Theducation of Sweden being selected as a suitable platform for e-Learning for BIT students.
Under the eBIT project, the content development for the 1st and 2nd semester is currently in progress.
Open source platforms for LMS are being investigated to see how they can be adopted to local context and its already testing with the involvement of the internal students.
Investigations are also done to make it possible to translate the content with ease to local languages, Sinhala and Tamil.
The research and development team started evaluating several e-learning tools to enhance its services. As a result of these activities, e-Learning Centre extended its learning management services to internal undergraduate and postgraduate programs by setting up separate LMS servers.
Internal Students: http://uglms.ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/
BIT Students: http://vle.bit.lk
Postgraduate Students: https://pglms.ucsc.cmb.ac.lk
The enrichment of the learning process: this has been greatly facilitated by the designing of quizzes, assignments and electronic seminars for BIT students as part of a continuous assessment component to the existing programme via the internet using the LMS.
Dr. D.D. Karunaratne – BSc (Col), MSc (Swansea), PhD(Cardiff), MCS(SL)(Senior Lecturer Gr. I)
- Ms. K.M.G.B. Nishakumari – BSc(Col) , BIT(Col), MSc(Edinburgh) (Research Assistant) (Team Leader)
- Mr.G.S. Hettiarachchi – BIT(Col) (Software Developer)
- Ms. S. Arunasalam – BSc(Col) (Instructional Designer)
- Ms.K.N. Jeewani – BCSc(Col) (Instructional Designer)
- Ms.R. Tharsini – BCSc(Col) (Instructional Designer)
- Ms. K.K.A. Nishanthi (Content Developer)
- Ms. J.A.N.N. Jayakody (Content Developer)
- Ms. K.A. Weerakkody (Jonior Instructional Designer)