University of Colombo
mLearning was initiated in September of 2008 with the collaboration of University of Colombo and Mobitel with both parties having interests in enhancing the higher education systems in Sri Lanka. The University of Colombo inaugurated the initial course in March 2009 with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Executive Diploma in Marketing course. With the success of this course many other faculties have now joined mLearning and are currently delivering their courses over this unique education tool. The faculties with mLearning and their courses are:
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Executive Diploma in Marketing
Post Graduate Diploma In Business Management
Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Public Administration & Management
Faculty of Science,
Masters in Applied Electronics
Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics
Diploma in Travel & Tourism Economics & Hotel Management
The success of the FGS course and the advantages of the functionalities the product offers prompted the University to use the mLearning in delivering their courses outside of Sri Lanka. Therefore, the University of Colombo Courses was offered in the Maldives using mLearning.
In this regard, the first course was introduced in the Maldives on the 20th of April 2010. This event was graced by the Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, CEO and other dignitaries from Wataniya Telecom, Vice Chancellor, Dean and delegates from the University of Colombo, Chairperson SLT, CEO and Delegates from Mobitel.
The Open University of Sri Lanka
The Department of Language Studies of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers a range of academic programmes that can cater to the needs of diverse groups of students. It is committed to offering high quality Programs in the Distance Education mode utilizing innovative modes of teaching.
The mLearning Programs offered by the department is a Diploma in English (For English Teachers) with the title of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature. The first batch of students has successfully completed the course, and a new intake is scheduled for early 2012.
Additional courses from the Open University are to be made available within the coming months.
Edinburgh Napier m-MBA
This unique Program is supported by a mobile mLearning platform which has been developed by Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications company Mobitel. You will be able to study anytime anyplace, by having only a laptop and an Internet connection. Our MBA will develop skills which can help you to develop customer focused, agile, and humane business practices which are fit for comparison and challenge in regional, national and international arenas. The Program aims to provide you with an understanding of the dynamics of working organizations in a rapidly changing environment by providing the skills and knowledge to take forward organisation-wide change Programs.
Edinburgh Napier m-MBA enables you to gain a competitive edge through personal learning any time, any place, any where
Supported by Mobitel’s mobile m-Learning platform
Supported by Edinburgh Napier’s blended online and face-to-face delivery by our own academic staff
A well established and recognized UK MBA.
What you will study
You will study over a period of two years, completing two modules per trimester.
Organisational Behaviour & Management
Finance for Management Decision Making
Creativity to Sustainability
Creating Competitive Advantage
Business Economics in a Global Environment
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
Research Skills for Managers; and
Choosing the online programme will allow you to study for a UK award whilst based in Sri Lanka. The online environment will give you access to engaging, interactive and self-directed learning materials. It also supports real time interaction with Module Leaders and provides you with opportunity to learn and discuss topics with
your fellow students. Our MBA adopts a practice based approach to learning and through case studies and real life situations, you will be able to apply theory in practical situations to solve business problems. Full academic support will be available throughout your study; and you will also meet with Edinburgh Napier academics at the beginning of each Trimester for introductory lectures. You will establish a network of contacts through your classmates, lecturers and MBA Alumni.
You will need either an honours degree or equivalent and at least two years’ relevant work experience. Similarly, an ordinary degree or equivalent with at least four years’ relevant work experience, preferably from a professional occupation or a management or supervisory role, are also considered. Where English is not your first language, you will be required to prove competence in English to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 575, or to pass the ENU English Assessment.
£6,000. A 10% discount will be available for admission in session 2011/2012
Further Information: www.napier.ac.uk/business-school/mba/srilanka
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