The first Train the Trainer Workshop of Asi@Connect WP5 Project “Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility” will be hosted by Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) in Sri Lanka. The project is being implemented by the Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) in collaboration with NORDUnet, Denmark.
The project is aimed at deploying a Digital Conferencing Platform for enhancement of collaboration, distance learning and knowledge sharing that will connect faculties, students, researchers, experts and resources from anyone, to anywhere. Deploying the platform within the TEIN itself locally will provide optimal performance and minimize dependency on resources in Europe or the US.
Beneficiary countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will attend the workshop. Resource persons from NORDUnet, Denmark will attend the workshop for appraising the technical design and hardware, software, technical features of the distance learning system and also provide hands-on training on the system.
All travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering into Sri Lanka. Please visit the ETA site for more information. They will take 24-48 hours to approve your visa and send you the reference number. However, please get the confirmation a few days before your departure. You need to show it up to the immigration officer when your arrival at Colombo.
You are kindly requested to manage your accommodation. However, we can suggest the following places around to be tried. We shall provide a shuttle service to run around them.
1. Jetwing BLUE, Ethukale, 11500 Negombo
2. The Cove, 193 Poruthota Road, Kochchikade, 11500 Negombo
After you arrived at the Bandaranayaka International Airport, Colombo, please take a taxi to your hotel in Negombo or to the workshop venue. Taxi fee is around Rs. 2500/=. For your comfort, you would better not to try Tuk Tuk or public transport.
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