Master of Information Technology (e-Learning) - Part Time

From 2008, the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) started to offer four e-learning courses in the 2nd year for those students who want to follow the e-Learning stream for the Masters of Information Technology (MIT) degree programme. The first batch of Master of Information Technology (MIT) in e-Learning program was successfully completed during the third year of NeLC Project. This can be considered as one of the major achievements in this project. MIT (e-Learning) is the only postgraduate degree program in Sri Lanka.

These courses were conducted by a team of professionals from the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and a consultant from the University of New Mexico (UNM), U.S.A.

A blended learning model , in which 80% of the evaluation was based on the online activities and assessment, was applied in delivering the program. When delivering these master’s courses, a collaborative approach to learning is emphasized. The courses were designed to build a Community of Practice (COP) where participants reflect on their own learning and practice, learn from each other and mentor each other as they work toward their learning goals.

In addition to introducing MIT (e-Learning) sub-stream, e-Learning related subjects have been introduced in the Master of Computer Science (MCS) program and e-Learning related projects are promoted in both Masters program.

The most important aspect of these online activities are their sustainability. MIT (e-Learning) program’s second batch has commenced their studies in 2009 December. Without the support of NeLC project, UCSC is now capable to maintain and continue this postgraduate study program.