ENU launches degree courses on Mobitel mLearning
Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) of Scotland, UK launched its degree
courses in Sri Lanka on the Mobitel mLearning platform recently. With
this partnership Sri Lankan students who seek UK qualifications can
follow ENU courses online at a lower cost.
The Dean of Edinburgh Napier Business School, Professor George
Stonehouse and Assistant Dean, Academic Development Professor Sandra
Watson were in Colombo to launch the program and they met the Minister
of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake and other officials.
|Prof. Sandra Watson
Prof. Stonehouse said that ENU will start MBA courses first and then
will expand to DBA programs and general degree courses in HR management,
Finance and Hospitality.
He said that the Mobitel mLearning platform is the best technical
platform they have met.
It provides virtual class rooms with online real time learning
facilities for students enabling them to interact with teachers. The
online degree program is similar to normal degree programs of the
university and students are considered as internal students of the
The only difference is that they are not physically present in the
However, the program is flexible and students have options to follow
some semesters at the university in Scotland.
Prof.Watson said that ENU is among the top ten universities in UK and
employability of graduates is very high.
The MBA course launched in Sri Lanka is mainly for working people who
are looking at higher education opportunities.
This fully interactive online education program is flexible for them
to study with their busy schedules.
It is cost effective as students have to pay only the course fee.
Lectures, assignments and examinations are conducted online. ENU has
campuses in Hong Kong and Singapore. This is the first online degree
program launched by ENU, she said.
The required qualifications for MBA are a degree and three years work
experience. Those with good academic qualifications but do not have work
experience as well as experienced executives who do not have a degree
too can follow the courses.
ENU is the first foreign university to launch degree courses in Sri
Lanka on the Mobitel mLearning platform.
The Open University, University of Colombo, University of Ruhuna and
CIMA already conduct degree courses using the mLearning platform.
Mobitel mLearning is an exclusive purpose-built globally accessible
content delivery and learning platform. It provides a collaborative
learning environment where tailor-made educational environments can be
built to provide wide-ranging learning management solutions. The
educational tool comprises a wide range of applications.
It combines the most productive elements of current e-learning
applications with multiple user interactive video conferencing features,
slides, virtual smart boards, material upload facilities, content
management facilities and also SMS and email and off line messaging.
The virtual class room setting adds a fully interactive element to
the learning experience.