The global online education market is projected to witness a 9.23% annual growth during the forecast period to reach a total market size of USD 319.16 billion in 2025.

Increasing penetration of the internet in many regions across the globe is a major factor driving the market growth. Growing adoption of cloud-based solutions coupled with huge investments by major market players towards enhancing the security and reliability of cloud based education platforms, are further increasing its adoption among the end users.

What are the best “Online Education” / “E-Learning” websites in Sri Lanka?

1. Guru.lk

2. e-thaksalawa

3. Nenasa App – available on the Google Play Store

4. Dialog ViU App – available on the Google Play store and App Store

In a time when Information Technology is the lifeblood of the global economy, the sector which is keeping alive those businesses which are able to adapt to remote function during the COVID-19 lockdown, it seems fitting to recognise those which have shown themselves to be the Best among the best in Sri Lanka. 

The ICT Industry in Sri Lanka has seen a rapid expansion in the last 5 years, rising to become the country’s fourth largest export earner with a goal of becoming a $ 5 billion industry by 2022.

In its efforts to support students through this tumultuous time and to minimize the disruption to the education system due to the early closure of schools, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity partner, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, has launched Nenasa 1377, a distance learning helpline for all Grade 11 students to continue with their studies whilst staying safe and connected in this prevailing situation.

This special hotline service allows Grade 11 students to get answers for their exam-related queries from an expert panel of government-trained teachers on the G.C.E O/L subjects; Mathematics, Science, Sinhala, Tamil and English. Free of charge for all Dialog customers, this service can be obtained by dialing 1377 from any Dialog mobile. This timely, beneficial initiative for Grade 11 students sitting for their G.C.E O/L Examination this year can be accessed between 9 am and 12 noon, daily.

In addition to the Nenasa 1377 distance learning helpline, Dialog, together with its partners, has extended free access to the e-learning platforms Guru.lk, e-thaksalawa – Ministry of Education’s e-learning portal and Nenasa App, without any data charges, as well as free access to the Dialog ViU App, without any data charges, for all of its mobile customers. Additionally, Dialog in partnership with the University Grants Commission and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka has provided free access with no Data charges to all official e-Learning platforms of State Universities.

Empowering e-education

While the temptation to avoid educational commitments during the lockdown period may be significant, the telecommunication providers urged young Sri Lankans not to neglect their education. In order to support users to continue their studies during the lockdown, the telco service providers facilitated free access to ‘e-thaksalawa’, the official e-learning platform by the Ministry of Education, for schools with learning material from grade 1 through to grade 13 and University hosted e-learning platform, ‘LEARN’.

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