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Gazing into the future of Sri Lankan
Higher Education: Capacity building
for the future
Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced
Technological Education (SLIATE)
• The main aim of SLIATE is to create middle
level profes...
Key Drivers
• Government Support
• International Aid through:
_ Asian Development Bank
• Distance Education Partnership Pr...
Gazing into the future…
Resource
acquisition

Capacity
Building

Strategic
planning
Blended learning
Face to face

Delivery
Model
Online
www.lovetefl.com
Gazing into the future…
Resource
acquisition

Capacity
Building

Strategic
planning
Strategic plans
Current Situation
• Plans were focusing on
face-to-face delivery
• Limited plans towards
e-learning
• Lega...
Key Drivers : Strategic Planning
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Rewards
Policies and Procedures
Benchmarking
E-learning specific strategies
Pr...
Professional Development

Exam marking

Rewards

Over time

Benchmark
Gazing into the future…
Resource
acquisition

Capacity
Building

Strategic
planning
Institutional Capacity Building
Current Situation
• Limited skills
• Limited resources to
practice new skills
• Staff will...
Key Drivers : Capacity Building
• Knowledge sharing culture
• Professional development was arranged based
on department/ar...
Gazing into the future…
Resource
acquisition

Capacity
Building

Strategic
planning
Resource Acquisition
Current Situation
• Limited resources
• Shared resources between
staff and students
• Existing resour...
Key Drivers
• Planned purchases through grants
• Policies and Procedures related to resource
acquisitions
Gazing into the future…
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Collaborative work
Working in subject specific teams
Use of free tools
Mobile Learning
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References
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ADB (Asian Development Bank). (2007). Proposed Loan and Asian Development Fund
Grant: Democ...
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Gazing into the future of Sri Lankan Higher Education

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This presentation reports on an investigation into capacity building processes in relation to e-learning resource development and delivery (RDD) in a Sri Lankan higher education institution. The capacity building was investigated in three main areas: strategic planning, institutional capacity building, and the resources acquisition processes. The project investigated the embedding of e-learning into the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE).

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Gazing into the future of Sri Lankan Higher Education

  1. 1. Gazing into the future of Sri Lankan Higher Education: Capacity building for the future
  2. 2. Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) • The main aim of SLIATE is to create middle level professionals who are equipped with the required skills to cater to the demands created by the local and international job markets.
  3. 3. Key Drivers • Government Support • International Aid through: _ Asian Development Bank • Distance Education Partnership Project (DEPP) • Distance Education Modernization project (DEMP) • National Online Education Services (NODES) – Austria and Netherland – World Bank • Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) • Higher Education for the Twenty-first Century (HETC)
  4. 4. Gazing into the future… Resource acquisition Capacity Building Strategic planning
  5. 5. Blended learning Face to face Delivery Model Online www.lovetefl.com
  6. 6. Gazing into the future… Resource acquisition Capacity Building Strategic planning
  7. 7. Strategic plans Current Situation • Plans were focusing on face-to-face delivery • Limited plans towards e-learning • Legacy strategies, policies and procedures Forward Planning • Enhance knowledge base • Participatory development plan • Working through support and delegation
  8. 8. Key Drivers : Strategic Planning • • • • • Rewards Policies and Procedures Benchmarking E-learning specific strategies Professional Development strategies
  9. 9. Professional Development Exam marking Rewards Over time Benchmark
  10. 10. Gazing into the future… Resource acquisition Capacity Building Strategic planning
  11. 11. Institutional Capacity Building Current Situation • Limited skills • Limited resources to practice new skills • Staff willing to share knowledge Forward Planning • Up-skill staff through professional development • Masters programs • Short term development courses • Seek academic contribution in identifying resources and training • Build a knowledge sharing culture
  12. 12. Key Drivers : Capacity Building • Knowledge sharing culture • Professional development was arranged based on department/area specific requirements • Staff were encouraged to take leadership • Opportunities to access external consultants
  13. 13. Gazing into the future… Resource acquisition Capacity Building Strategic planning
  14. 14. Resource Acquisition Current Situation • Limited resources • Shared resources between staff and students • Existing resources were out dated and old Forward Planning • Initiatives to purchase subject specific resources: – Accounting software – English Language Lab • Initiatives to purchase resources for staff
  15. 15. Key Drivers • Planned purchases through grants • Policies and Procedures related to resource acquisitions
  16. 16. Gazing into the future… • • • • • Collaborative work Working in subject specific teams Use of free tools Mobile Learning Social media
  17. 17. References • • • • • • • • ADB (Asian Development Bank). (2007). Proposed Loan and Asian Development Fund Grant: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Education for Knowledge Society Project. Manila. De Silva, K. (2011), An investigation of the management of e-learning resource development and delivery in higher education institutes of Sri Lanka, Charles Sturt University. DEPP (Distance Education Partnership Project). (2005). Distance Education Modernisation Project. Paper presented at the National Conference on Open and Distance Learning. DEPP (Distance Education Partnership Project). (2006). DEPP Points.Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka, 1(1). Government of Sri Lanka. (2007). The e-Sri Lanka initiatives uses Information and Communication: Asia Pacific Network Group. Hanna, N. K. (2008). Transforming Government and Empowering Communities: The Sri Lankan Experience with e-Development: Washington D.C., The World Bank. IRQUE. (2009). Post Graduate Students: Public Universities in Sri Lanka. from www.irque.lk/postgraduateStudents/. SLIATE(2005). Strategic Plan for SLIATE. Colombo, Sri Lanka: SLIATE. Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education. (2011). from www.sliate.lk

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