Digital Class Rooms

Sri Lanka government has identified the Education sector as a key area to be improved during the process of transforming Sri Lanka into a strategically important economic center via a Strong Resilient Economy.
It has been recognized that the extension of the same national level initiatives towards both primary and secondary education, needs to be facilitated. It has also been found that the use of digital technologies in education, directly contributes to improved quality of education. Many countries have proved this.
Hence, it is important to facilitate the effective use of digital technology across the entire sector, by providing the correct infrastructure and ensuring the application of such technologies in real world situations.

Digital Class rooms

In the Sri Lankan education sector, particularly in school education, it has been identified that the equity of education for the students is very challenging, due to geographical boundaries and issues pertaining to the delivery of formal education.
Due to this as well as the competitiveness of government exams (GCE O/L, and A/L), most school students are pushed to attend multiple private classes to gather knowledge on the same subjects taught in schools. Even with the availability of online international learning platforms and several local online contents, there are still significant issues met such as quality of the content, reach, accessibility, bandwidth, lack of awareness etc.
In studying most developed economies, it is evident that proper adoption of digital technologies are effectively contributing to the development of a digitally empowered student community. This is vital for linking up with tertiary education and the job market. Currently, most school computer laboratories are underutilized, due to the absence of proper equipment, methodologies and quality content.
Therefore, this initiative will be focused on providing necessary infrastructure for digital classrooms. These classrooms will have all required facilities which could be used in delivering digital content. Classroom types may vary to ensure the maximum return of investment (Fully Empowered/Digitally Enabled).

In Essence

Impacts
•    Project will contribute in the long run at the society level at large
•    Improved quality of citizens
•    Decreased rural to urban migration
•    Equality of Education
•    Improved digital literacy in Sri Lanka
•    Knowledge based society
•    Strengthening education for sustainable development
•    Socio-Economic development

Final Outcomes
•    Availability and accessibility of quality & lifelong learning of Digital Technologies in the secondary educational sector irrespective of the geographical and other boundaries
•    Quality output produced through the secondary education (increased employability and capability)
•    Decreased student dropout rate
•    Improved quality and productivity in teaching and learning process
•    Equal learning opportunities for students irrespective of geographical location
•    Increased confidence on using technologies for education
•    Improved parent satisfaction
•    Improved relationship among parents and schools

•    Establish 250 SMART classrooms by end of 2018
•    Establish 850 SMART classrooms by end of 2019
•    Establish 150 SMART Schools by end of 2018
•    Establish 350 SMART Schools by end of 2019

objectives

•    Deploy digital education technology, content and content delivery to 300 secondary schools
•    Train teachers (minimum 3,000) and deploy teaching content and trained resources to maximize digital training delivery
•    Ensure the adoption through proper standards and awareness

Project Vision

“Digitally Empowered Citizen”

Project Mission

“Enable Lifelong Education for all”

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