JICA Project (2002-2005; 2005-2010)
The ADMTC (Advance Digital Media Technology Centre) was established in May 2002 under ICT (Institute of Computer Technology) in order to implement the three year JICA technical corporation project on â€œProject for human resource development in information technology through Capacity building of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC)â€ – (UCSC was established in September 2002) which was successfully conducted from June 2002 to May 2005.
This project had three major components.
1. Â Â Â The establishment of Multimedia Laboratories.
2. Â Â Â Training of trainers and content developers for web based training and e-learning.
3. Â Â Â Strengthening the research and development capabilities.
Subsequently in September 2005, JICA and the UCSC agreed to corporate each other in organizing a 5 year series of training programs in the field of e-learning technology (5 Third Country Training Programmes (TCTP) and 10 In-Country Training Programmes (ICTP)) in order to disseminate the knowledge accumulated under the aforementioned project. Â The purpose of these courses is to provide the participants from Asian and African countries an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of e-learning technology.
We successfully completed all the prograames (Trained 169 local and 80 foreign students)and handed over the final reports to JICA on 31st March 2010.