The Centre for Educational Technology and Media (CETMe) of The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) offers a six weeks fully online course on Online Tutoring and Mentoring. This course has been developed using a learner-centred Community of Practice Model where participants will reflect on their own practice and explore new ways in collaborating in an online learning environment.
Issuing of Applications from: 15th January 2019 to 15th August 2019 (Limited to 30 students (First-come, first-served basis))
Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of humankind. It can be achieved through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to more complicated tissue culture and molecular techniques.
This short course, which will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English, will enable research students to develop an inquiry-based research-oriented frame of mind.
AutoCAD is the world's leading Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Modeling software with over 7 million users worldwide. The course is specifically tailored to fulfill the needs of users in any engineering discipline and is structured to provide comprehensive knowledge from basic 2D drawings to advanced 3D modeling and animation techniques.
Parents of children with special needs face a problematic situation in helping their children to overcome the difficulties and barriers in learning and development. The concept of Education for All (EFA) cannot be achieved without considering the needs of children with special needs. The school and home environments both need to collaborate in developing potential of children with special needs. As the parents play a vital role in educating their children with special needs, developing training or awareness programmes are needed to support them. However the available opportunities are limited in the country for proper education and training programmes for parents of children with special needs. The best method of educating parents of children with special needs is through developing short term courses rather than long term courses because the parents of children with special needs may not be able to dedicate their full time for such a long term course with their family commitments. The training from a short course obtained by the parents will provide variety of supports for learning and development of their children at home. Considering the above factors the Department of Special Needs Education has developed a "Short Course for Parents of Children with Special Needs".
The short course in Auto CAD 2D & 3D Modeling aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Auto CAD while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ Auto CAD practices.
The short course in Computerized Accounting Package aims to introduce the key concepts of and practical use in Accounting. This programme is limited to 10 students on first-come-first- serve basis
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a widely used instrument in assessing the environmental effects of development projects or when environmental policies are formulated to be implemented. The purpose of EIA is to ensure the protection and conservation of the environment and natural resources including human health aspects against uncontrolled development.
EIA is a powerful tool for informed decision-making. It contributes to more environmentally sensitive decisions and the integration of environmental and social considerations in development planning. It also contributes to the transparency of the decision-making process during the development, implementation, monitoring and follow-up stages of a development project. EIA should be performed for new developments or projects and for expansions or renovations of existing establishments according to the law of Sri Lanka. A certificate of participation will be awarded on the successful completion of the short course.
The Short Course in Financial Accounting aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Financial Accounting to the participants. This course equips students with skills such as, numerical and logical thinking, attention to details and analytical thinking, which are required for manipulating and organizing of financial data in order to make sound business decisions in an efficient and effective manner.
The Short Course in Human Resource Management aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in HRM while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ HR policies and practices as carried out by HR practitioners in local work organizations.
This short course will broaden both theoretical and practical knowledge and upgrade skills in involuntary resettlement operations in development projects. It is designed to meet the needs of government officials working in development project planning and implementing organizations, consultants and others interested in gaining knowledge in involuntary resettlement.
The short course in Marketing aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in marketing while comparing and contrasting them with the real marketing practices as carried out by marketing professionalsin the organizations.
The main objectives of the course are to impact the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate, troubleshoot and maintain industrial pneumatic systems.
Issuing of Applications : called twice a year
The Faculty of Education of the Open University of Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has developed a Short Course to support teachers who are teaching in Multi-grade classrooms in Sri Lankan schools.
This course is designed to give the knowledge and skills required to build creative, interactive, and imaginative web sites. The course will attempt to balance technical skills with artistic skills to create web pages that are conceptually interesting, easily navigable, visually pleasing and functional.
This spoken Tamil course aims to introduce the basics of spoken Tamil. The interesting activity-based lessons are specifically designed to improve the speaking ability of students with activities focusing on practical day-to-day speaking situations.
This programme will train students at basic levels in the fast-developing tourism and hotel industry. It is suitable for schools leavers who are interested in a career in tourism and hotel industry, and others who are already employed in the industry.
Inclusive Education is about the education of all children in regular schools. The aim of inclusive education is to build an inclusive society which can nurture, develop and use the skills, talents and strengths of all its members and also increase its collective resources. Further, inclusive education emphasises the learners' rights and needs, and the importance of an education free from discrimination and segregation. Having considered the importance of inclusive classroom set up, the Ministry of Education accepted in principle, the proposal submitted by the unit of 'Education for All' to transform the regular classrooms into inclusive classrooms. Therefore, there will be a high demand for further education in the field of Inclusive Education (IE), particularly for short term courses. However, the available opportunities for learning inclusive education are very limited in the country. Therefore, the Department of Special Needs Education has decided to offer a short course on 'Inclusive Education'.
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