The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) opened the doors for all its students from all five faculties of the university, to attend a virtual campus on March 18 this year, creating a milestone in the history of higher education in Sri Lanka.
This move, which came in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, was an unprecedented success with over 8,000 students attending interactive lectures online daily.
SLIIT has joined top universities of the world in moving to online delivery of their lectures. Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, University of Rochester and State University of New York, are some institutions that have already moved their campuses to the web.
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