NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD
As an intergovernmental organisation committed to improving the livelihood conditions of people across the Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has formed a partnership with Coursera to make a difference to the lives of people whose immediate need is to acquire skills for regaining employment.
The National Library of Sri Lanka (NLSL) finds the Commonwealth of Learning’s approach to skill development among unemployed citizens very appropriate and has partnered with Canada based COL to implement this initiative in Sri Lanka.
The initiative, named Skills Online Sri Lanka Programme will offer scholarship to one thousand (1000) Sri Lankans through a competitive application process.
Submit the online application form latest by 31st July 2020
No. There is no cost to participate in the program.
You can join the programme until 30th September 2020 (first come first serve basis), and complete any of the courses by 31st December 2020 to obtain your certificate.
Programme Coordinator and experts located at the National Library will offer help with choosing courses, and provide administrative, academic support, as well as mentorship and counselling.
WhatsApp: +94 711919475 (text only)
Individuals can contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org and WhatsApp +94 711919475 (text only) and our experts will respond within 24 hours.
Institutions interested in participating in this programme to extend the scholarship to their students/ learners can submit their expression of interest by email email@example.com
Please fill in the application form We will review your application and if you are eligible for the program, you will receive an invitation to join Coursera e-learning platform.
The selected learners will have access to over 3800 courses (accessible through a smartphone/desktop/laptop) until 31st December 2020 in the following categories.
Skills Online Sri Lanka is a skill development program implemented in Sri Lanka by the National Library in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning.
The Skills Online Sri Lanka works with local organizations, private training centers, educational institutions, and employers to close skill gaps for in-demand jobs responding to employer and industry needs through directly supporting youth and adult to participate and complete skill and professional development courses offered by online learning platform Coursera.
Hosted by the Government of Canada and headquartered in Burnaby, Canada, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is the world’s only intergovernmental organisation solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning. COL was created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training. To learn more about COL: https://www.col.org/
Coursera was founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Ng and Koller were inspired by their experiences offering their Stanford courses online in fall 2011, and soon after left Stanford to launch Coursera.
Princeton, Stanford, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania were the first universities to offer content on the platform. Offerings have since expanded to include Specializations – collections of courses that build skills in a specific subject – as well as degrees and a workforce development product for businesses and government organizations. - https://about.coursera.org/
|Sri Lanka Library Association|
|National Institute of Library & Information Science|
|Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya|
|International Federation of Library Associations and