Embracing e-Learning: higher education institutions in Sri Lanka

  title={Embracing e-Learning: higher education institutions in Sri Lanka},
  author={Kulari Lokuge},
  journal={The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review},
  • K. Lokuge
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
Sri Lanka, a developing country is attempting to embrace e-learning to increase the opportunities for learners to continue with lifelong learning. Due to limited capacities in conventional universities many secondary school students who qualify to enter the state universities do not get the opportunity to continue their higher studies. To overcome this problem the government has taken steps to initiate course delivery via e-learning. The higher education institutions in Sri Lanka have started… Expand
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