Recently, video conferencing facilities of LEARN received a major upgrade through the financial support of the IRQUE project, a World Bank assisted project.
Under this upgrade, LEARN received a state of the art Video Conferencing Bridge (MCU) which enables connection of twelve sites with high-definition video (HD -720p). Universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Moratuwa, Ruhuna, Sri Jayewardenapura, Visual & Performing Arts, Uva Wellassa, and Wayamba, LEARN Office in Kandy, and the IRQUE Project Office in Nugegoda also received high-definition video conferencing units and 40" LCD displays.
The new facilities supplement the high-definition video conferencing facilities previously provided to the universities of Eastern, Jaffna, Peradeniya, Sabaragamuwa, South Eastern, the UGC and the Ministry of Higher Education, also under the financial support of the IRQUE Project.
The new facilities will enhance activities such as remote teaching and remote participation at meetings, saving not only fuel, but also time that would otherwise be wasted in traveling.