From left: Centre for Open & Distance Learning Director D.E.W.V. Nanayakkara, University of Moratuwa Deputy Vice Chancellor P.K.S. Mahanama, University of Moratuwa Vice Chancellor N.D. Gunawardena, DP Education Founder and Vallibel One Group Chairman Dhammika Perera, University of Moratuwa Former Vice Chancellor and Senior Professor Malik Ranasinghe
A key milestone in Sri Lanka’s ICT education was marked by University of Moratuwa (UoM) and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation (DP Foundation) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4 January, to collaborate on the facilitation of open online ICT course development and delivery.
The objective of this project is to provide opportunities in free learning and unlimited access to ICT knowledge for ICT enthusiasts in Sri Lanka. DP Foundation, through its DP Education arm, will facilitate UoM on this new initiative by providing the required funding, infrastructure and human resources for online course production.
Currently, ‘University of Moratuwa – BIT Online’ YouTube channel is active for learners to access subjects such as Mathematics for IT, Web Programming, Database Management Systems and ICT Applications, etc.
DP Foundation, which is a philanthropic initiative of Dhammika and Priscilla Perera, has developed Sri Lanka’s largest free online learning platform DP Education to produce a knowledge-based society and improve the skill set of every Sri Lankan.
For more details on DP Education visit www.dpeducation.lk
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