What is NeLC?

The NeLC project is to build up and maintain a sustainable National e-Learning Centre (NeLC) in Sri Lanka that will be a mechanism for the use of ICT for national development as to visualize the e-Sri Lanka program. The NeLC would do so by the promotion of teaching, learning and research for exploring and formulating new and innovative content development, delivery and evaluation exploiting the benefits of ICT.

The e-Sri Lanka program of the government of Sri Lanka is the major driving force behind the strategy to provide the necessary inputs to rapidly develop the country through the multi pronged infusion of ICT based initiatives. It is pursuing a policy of providing access to learning resources to all parts of society as a major thrust in its human resources development effort, and has integrated the developments of these and other soft skills with its other major goals such as re-engineering government, development of the communications infrastructure and setting in place societal applications to help alleviate poverty. The NeLC project is aimed at providing the necessary e-Learning capacity for these initiatives.

The purpose of this project is to deliver more effective, efficient, scalable and economical learning opportunities based on an e-Learning model of the project to stakeholder communities in Universities, Schools, the Public Sector and Society at large is created by covering all provinces in Sri Lanka including the north and east.

This e-Learning infrastructure which will also support both local languages of Sinhala and Tamil, is expected to be a fundamental enabler of the human resource development efforts at all levels. It will facilitate to bring e-Learning based educational content to those who are in rural areas with limited income. Hence, the project will indirectly contribute to the alleviation of poverty and the building up of ethnic harmony in the country through the creation of a society with greater access to knowledge. The Project will eventually contribute towards the creation of an e-Learning culture in the country.

Progress Reports http://www.e-learning.lk/node/24
Current Progress Presentation