“Digital Education Leaders in Action” - Launch of the Website and Dissemination Seminar

C-DELTA Programme at The Open University of Sri Lanka

The Faculty of Education of OUSL launched a website “Digital Education Leaders in Action” on 19th June 2019. This is in relation to the research project conducted on the implementation of the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) Programme in Sri Lankan schools, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada. The website was launched by the Vice-Chancellor, OUSL, Prof. S. A. Ariadurai, who was the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Madura Wehella, Additional Secretary/Policy, Planning & Review at the Ministry of Education, who is also the COL Focal Point in Sri Lanka, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist/ELearning from COL, who has initiated the C-DELTA Programme, also addressed the gathering via Skype.

The key aim of this research project was to develop capacity among school teachers and promote the adoption of digital education environments in schools. It was envisaged that the participant teachers of this research project would develop their competencies in adopting and promoting C-DELTA in their schools by improving their digital education leadership skills, thus becoming effective professionals who can cater to the digital education environments in their institutions. The website captures the teachers’ reflections on their journeys, reported in the form of “stories”. A research dissemination seminar was also held afterwards, with the participation of practitioners from educational institutions.

This research project was implemented by a five-member team, under the leadership of Prof. Shironica P. Karunanayaka, Dean, Faculty of Education, OUSL.

The website, “Digital Education Leaders in Action” can be accessed at https://cdeltaousl.wordpress.com

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