SLTC Adopts Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL)

Best Learning Methods For Students At SLTC

SLTC employs technology to promote active learning, providing access to more resources, and learning at your own pace. We have re-designed teaching-learning spaces with state of the art equipment to facilitate collaborative teaching and learning. We will use an outcome based approach along with continuous monitoring to assess the effectiveness of the teaching learning process. Our learning content will be disseminated through state of the art Learning Management platform, SIMS. At SLTC we have adopted the latest and the best learning methods for students.

Within the student-centred learning environment, while having access to more resources through our virtual platforms, our students will experience the right blend of active interaction, with lecturers, tutors, support staff and peers. SLTC campus has implemented the best learning methods for students to get the best results in our teaching and learning environment.

Learn at your own pace

Prepare for a Globally Oriented Career

For many youths a University is a place that lets them become who they want to be. From the point of view of a nation, a University is a place that develops the necessary human resources capable of contributing to the economic development and the establishment of a socially responsible community. Apart from these traditional expectations, contribution to ‘the knowledge economy’, helping the establishment of Research-based business start-ups, the development of ‘the learning society’ (Education is key to development – UNESCO), and the provision of on demand education and training to facilitate the expansion of access and diversification of higher education, are also imposed as modern expectations of a higher education institution.

The rapid growth in technology, especially in ICT, is radicalising global job markets and the way one goes about their usual day to day activities. The world economic forum in 2018 had predicted that by 2025 the division of labour as a percentage of hours spent between machines and humans will be 52% and 48% respectively. The situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase this percentage drastically in favour of machines. In this rapidly changing context in order to be employable one needs to be able to do what machines of the future are incapable of doing. 

Active Learning & Strategy

Active learning engages students in learning, using activities such as reading, writing, case-based learning, group discussion, or problem solving, which promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of course content. Active in-class learning also provides students with informal opportunities for feedback on how well they understood the material.

Analytical Thinking & Innovation

People with analytical thinking skills are in demand since it is considered as a special skill used in many decision-making points such as Strategizing future direction for the business, Deciphering the impact of market conditions on the business and Innovating new applications for existing products or services.

Complex Problem Solving

Complex problem-solving skills are the developed capacities used to solve novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings. Companies face complex problems every day. To manage these issues, large sets of information, known as ‘big data’, are used to define the right solutions. Artificial intelligence (AI) can gather huge amounts of data and analyse it, but businesses still need employees to question this information and use complex problem-solving skills to define the right plan of action.

Creativity, Originality & Initiative

Creative Thinking is characterised by fluency, flexibility, originality and value. Creative Thinking comprises two fundamental cognitive processes: Divergent Thinking which involves stretching beyond existing ideas, boundaries, and combinations to generate many and different ideas.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is split into four proposed abilities: perceiving, using, understanding, and managing emotions. Emotional intelligence also reflects abilities to join intelligence, empathy and emotions to enhance thought and understanding of interpersonal dynamics.

Critical Thinking & Analysis

Critical thinking refers to the process of actively analysing, assessing, synthesising, evaluating and reflecting on information gathered from observation, experience, or communication. It is thinking in a clear, logical, reasoned, and reflective manner to solve problems or make decisions.

Technology Design & Programming

In an era where technology dominates all industries, it is vital that a person develops the skill set to effectively employ emergent technologies in a variety of settings within a specific industry.

Leadership & Social Influence

It is vital to identify the different challenges faced by decision makers and influencers and to fashion appropriate strategies for addressing those challenges within the employment community. A level of understanding on strategies for influencing people’s personal attitudes; strategies for affecting social factors influencing behaviour; strategies for affecting people’s perceived ability to undertake the desired behaviour; and strategies for inducing people to act on their existing intentions, are considered as vital to perform exceptionally at the workplace.

Reasoning, Problem Solving & Ideation

Problem solving skills are highly sought after by employers as many companies rely on their employees to identify and solve problems. In order to be effective at problem solving you are likely to need skills such as creativity, reasoning skills, researching skills, team working, emotional intelligence, risk management and decision making.

System Analysis & Evaluation

System analysis is the process of collecting and interpreting facts, identifying problems, and decomposition of the system into its components.

TEAL 2.0

Technology Enabled Active Learning Environment

Improving Access to Science and Technology Higher Education in Resource-Poor Institutions through an Open Platform for Technology Enabled Active Learning Environment/ TEAL2.O

Project Description 

TEAL 2.O focuses on “Improving the access to science and technology higher education in resource-poor institutions through an open platform for technology-enabled active learning environment”. Accordingly, a modular and open technology enabled active learning platform will be collaboratively developed, and relevant teaching and learning content will be designed to meet the needs of a variety of users. This project spans for 3 years from December 2019 to November 2022.

The overall objective of the project is to improve access to high-quality and global-oriented S&T higher education in the Partner Countries through a cloud-based, open-access collaborative teaching & learning platform, and to build institutional capacities for providing high-quality Open and Distance Education (ODE) in S&T areas for a wide and diverse group of learners. TEAL 2.0 is a technology enabled open platform aimed at creating an active learning environment.

University of Peradeniya being the Coordinating Institution, implements this project in collaboration with 11 other institutions from Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Italy, Norway, Romania and Bulgaria. In this regard, Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has joined hands with these institutions in developing cloud-based, open-access collaborative teaching & learning platform that will provide access to different levels of higher education opportunities, ranging from those offered by the top ranked Universities of the world to those that need to be targeted to local and regional needs. Once developed, SLTC together with RK University India will be primarily responsible for the user testing of TEAL2.O.

Project Reference No: 610186-EPP-1-2019-LK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Period: 2020 – 2023

Grant Amount:  999,049.00 Euro 

Partner Institutions

  1. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka  (Coordinator)
  2. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India
  4. Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  5. University of Bologna, Italy
  6. University of Stavanger, Norway
  7. University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  8. Naresuan University, Thailand
  9. Sri Lanka Technological Campus
  10. Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  11. RK University, India

Developing Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities in Sri Lankan Universities / IncEdu

Project Description 

IncEdu is dedicated to enhancing the learning space for the students with disabilities (SWDs) in Sri Lankan universities (national universities and private institutions) and providing them with facilities and other requirements in relation to their disabilities. Therefore, this project aims at addressing related issues by raising awareness among stakeholders including academic and non-academic staff of the University and policy makers in higher education, building capacity in the Universities to provide services to facilitate the needs and requirements of those students, and to creating a conducive learning environment for the students with disabilities. The implementation of this project would see as an outcome the establishment of the model resource centre for SWDs. This unit/centre in the UOP, would serve as a model for the partner local universities of Sri Lanka to follow. It is believed that promoting and developing access to inclusive education should be given priority in order to treat those students without discrimination and to protect their rights.

The project was inaugurated on 26th of February 2020. Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) takes pride in partnering with the University of Peradeniya, Principal coordinator of IncEdu together with two other Sri Lankan Universities namely, Eastern University of Sri Lanka and University of Ruhuna, and four well renowned European Universities; Masaryk  University , Czech Republic, Zagreb University of Croatia, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania and Uppsala University of Sweden.

Project Reference No: 609871-1-2019-1-LK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Period: 2020 – 2023

Grant Amount:  912,225.00 Euro 


Partner Institutions

  1. University of Peradeniya  (Coordinator)
  2. University of Ruhuna
  3. Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  4. Sri Lanka Technological Campus
  5. Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  6. Zagreb University of Croatia
  7. Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  8. Uppsala University of Sweden

Enhancing Governance, Management and Reform in Sri Lankan Universities through Non-Academic Staff Training / ENACT

Project Description 

ENACT specifically addresses the problems and inefficiencies in the Sri Lankan higher education system via capacity building of the non-academic workforce. The key aim of the project is to enhance the governance, management and quality of university education in Sri Lanka by building the capacity of non-academic staff to enhance organisational performance and to support current and future modernization efforts and reforms in higher education.

The specific objectives of the project are

  1. To enhance Sri Lankan Universities ’knowledge and good practice base in the area of governance and management.
  2. To develop jointly with EU partners relevant and feasible training curriculum for non-academic staff.
  3. To improve through training and international exposure the knowledge, skills and attitudes of non-academic staff in the partner SL universities
  4. To create at the participating SL universities sustainable support structures dedicated to the professional development of non-academic staff
  5. To serve as a flagship initiative, providing recommendations applicable to the national higher education system and inspiring other universities to develop adequate strategies and plans for the professional development of their admin staff.

Project Reference No: 619185-EPP-1-2020-1-LK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Period: 2021 – 2024

Grant Amount:  721,326.00 Euro

         Partner Institutions

  1. Eastern University (EUSL) (Coordinator)
  2. University of Peradeniya
  3. Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC)
  4. University of Moratuwa (UOM)
  5. Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL)
  6. 6. University of Ruhuna (UOR)
  7. Visshe Uchilishte po Menidzhmant (VUM), Bulgaria
  8. ULisboa – Instituto Superior Técnico (UDL), Portugal
  10. Masaryk University (MU)
  11. European Center for Quality Ltd. (ECQ), Bulgaria

Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programmes and Internationalisation at South Asian Higher Education Institutes

Project Description 

This project aims to define and build strong and effective structures, procedures and mechanisms which can lead the partner HEIs toward international accreditation and recognition, eventually leading them to appear in some world ranking, and if they are already there, to improve their score and position.

Therefore, a comprehensive framework for standardisation of Higher Education System, policies and procedures in partner country HEIs will be developed in an ambitious and strategic manner, while also focusing on intellectual capital which is the way forward to build a knowledge based economy.

12 universities from 4 South Asian Countries and 2 European countries participate in this consortium.

Project Reference No: 619438-EPP-1-2020-1-PK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Period: 2021 – 2024

Grant Amount:  876,206.00 Euro

Partner Institutions

  1. Capital University of Science and Technology, Pakistan (Coordinator)
  2. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
  3. Riphah International University, Pakistan
  4. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  5. Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Sri Lanka
  6. Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
  7. Royal University of Bhutan
  8. Maldives National University (MNU)
  9. University of Évora, Portugal
  10. Universität Bremen (UniHB), Germany
  11. Villa College (VC), Maldives