CIMA to deliver courses globally
Through Mobitel mLearning:
Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel signed a strategic partnership with
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recently. CIMA is
the world’s largest and leading professional body of management
accountants with 172,000 members and students in 168 countries and is
committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards,
and in maintaining public confidence in management accounting.
CIMA South Asia and Middle East Regional Director Bradley
Emerson exchanging agreements with Mobitel CEO Suren J
The partnership with Mobitel will now allow CIMA to reach further
across the globe in allowing prospective students from any location to
follow lessons delivered by world acclaimed Sri Lankan lecturers using
Mobitel’s mLearning platform. Initially CIMA will offer courses to
Students from The Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Middle Eastern
courtiers using mLearning.
South Asia and the Middle East Regional Director Bradley Emerson
said, ‘Having produced the world’s best CIMA lecturers since 2006 Sri
Lanka undoubtedly has the best resources for CIMA tuition. The
innovation brought by Mobitel, is clearly a cutting edge vehicle for
CIMA as a whole to provide world-class tuition across the globe. This
definitely compliments CIMA’s very ambitious global growth objectives.
Sri Lanka being the largest market outside the UK for CIMA, it is
appropriate that such an initiative has come about and more
significantly in partnership with an indigenous service provider. We are
very happy to partner with Mobitel, to in effect, ‘e-export knowledge’
and place the Sri Lankan lecturers on the global resource radar’.
Traditional learning environments mixed with cutting edge technology
is what provides mLearning the lead when it comes to supporting
education. mLearning’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it provides an
extensible collaborative learning environment where tailor-made
educational environments can be built to provide wide-ranging learning
management solutions. The educational tool comprises of a wide range of
applications. It combines the most productive elements of current
e-learning applications with multiple user interactive video
conferencing features, slides, virtual smart boards, material upload
facilities, content management facilities and also SMS, email and
offline messaging. Furthermore, Virtual classroom settings add a one
hundred percent interactive element to the learning experience.
Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel CEO Suren J. Amarasekera said, ‘We are
delighted to empower CIMA, in support of its visionary efforts towards
expanding the reach of its world renowned local resources, overseas.
Mobitel is proud to partner CIMA in converting this vision into a
reality by providing our revolutionary globally accessible content
delivery and learning platform; mLearning. It is my strong belief that
alliances of this nature will act as a stepping stone that pave the path
to lead Sri Lanka and the region towards powerful knowledge economies’.
Mobitel first introduced this novel concept of teaching to the Sri
Lankan education system in 2008 with the commencement of the first
course offered via mLearning by Colombo University Graduate Studies
Faculty. Those students have now graduated, and following its success,
many more Faculties are now successfully using mLearning as a novel
method of teaching. The future potential that mLearning provides
education providers is immense as it breaks many traditional barriers
and thus takes learning in Sri Lanka’s education system to new heights.