Dr. A.M.P.B. Abeysinghe

Senior Lecturer (Gr. II)

Computer Science
Faculty of Natural Sciences
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Contact:

Colombo, Central Campus, Nawala, 1st Floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : (Opposite Seminar Room)

Office: 112881376, Ext: 376, 364, 597 Mobile: 716433210 Fax: 112856203

Email: amabe@ou.ac.lk abey630214@gmail.com


I have completed my Ph.D. in 2017 for a thesis titled Development of Models for Assessing Costs and Effectiveness of Open and Distance Learning Programmes: a Case study of the Open University of Sri Lanka at the OUSL. In 2010, I completed Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Education, from the Open University of Sri Lanka, 2010. I received  a two-year master’s degree in 2004 in Computer Science for theory papers and individual project titled A Web based Computer Laboratory Reservation System for OUSL, from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Technology in 1993, from Institute of Computer Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I am a Physical Science graduate in University of Peradeniya. Subjects followed for the first degree were Chemistry, Pure Mathematics and Physics.

I have joined the Open University of Sri Lanka in 1992 as a Temporary Demonstrator and served at Ambalangaoda Study Centre and Colombo Regional Centre(CRC). Subsequently, I was able to promote as Educational Assistant Grade I in Elementary Computer Laboratory at CRC in 1994. I was able to promote as the Lecturer in Regional Educational Service in 2005, Subsequently, I was promoted as Senior Lecturer Grade II in 2017 after completing my PhD  and transferred to Department of Computer Science in 2019.

I had performed duties as Acting Assistant Director/CRC for the period of 2005 to 2011. I was a course coordinator of the Combined Mathematics course of the programme of Foundation in OUSL year 2015/2016.

One of course coordinator and the chief examiner for the courses of FEK2130 (Word for Windows) and FEK2132 (Excel for Windows) from academic year  2010/2011 to 2014/2015 -(for 4 years) offered by Faculty of Engineering Technology.

 

Area of Specification:

Computer Applications to Enhance Learner support in Open and Distance Learning,  Programming and Programme Design, MS-Office based  application developments

Research Intrests:

Costs and Effectiveness of Open Education, Computer Applications to Enhance Learner support in Open and Distance Learning,  Programming and Programme Design

Affiliations:
  • President -United Distance Teachers Association (UDTA 2020/2021)
  • Senior Treasure of the i-Team, Department of Computer Science Society of the OUSL -(2020/2021)
Contributions:
  • Head of the Central Dispatch Unit (September 2017 to date) -Appointed by Council of the OUSL at its 437th meeting
  • Student Counsellor of the Department of Computer Science from 03rd June 2020.
  • Member of committee appointed to make recommendations to Enhance the Efficiency of Printing and Issuing Course Materials – 2020.
  • Member of Advisory Committee on University/Faculty Student Association -2010
  • Deputy Election Officer to conduct the University Student association/Faculty Student Associations Election- 2009.
  • Board member of the Career Guidance Advisory Board, 2009-2011
  • Member of the Senate Sub-Committee for Annual Academic Sessions for two consecutive years( 2008 and 2009).
  • International trainings
    • Participated to the training Programme on Open and Distance Learning Systems held on 7-13 February 2009 at Open University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Participated to the training Programme on Open and Distance Learning Systems held on 14-21 February 2009 at Open University of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Participating for international seminar representing the Open University of Sri Lanka
    • Participated to 3 Day International conference on the theme “ DESEMINATING LEARNING, DIMINISHING BORDEERS -ODL IN 21ST CENTURY” organized by Maulana Azad National Urdu University in association with IDEA (Indian Distance Education Association) as its 18th Annual conference on 5-7 April 2013  Hyderabad, India.
  • Participating for international Research Seminars
    • The 29th AAOU Annual Conference 2015, 30th November – 2nd  December 2015, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia to present two research papers.
    • Commonwealth of  Learning (COL-PCF-7) conference to present a research paper in Abuja Nigeria, December 2013.
Programmes Coordination:

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Course Coordination:

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Awards:
  • The Open University of Sri Lanka Annual Research Awards 2012/2013 in the Discipline of ODL was awarded, for the research paper, Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L. & Gamini, L.P.S. (2013). A study on costing of an open learning course: Sri Lankan case study. TRANS Asian Research Journals, 2(2), 106-120.  http://repository.ou.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/94ousl/785/OU5171_000.pdf
  • The Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) 2018 Best Paper Award, Silver Medal was awarded at the 32nd Annual Conference of AAOU on 24-26 October 2018 Hosted by Hanoi Open University, Hanoi, Vietnam to the full paper submitted, titled as” Alumnus-Perceived Effectiveness of Open Education”, A.M.P.B. Abeysinghe, B.G. Jayatilleke, B.C.L. Athapattu, L.P.S. Gamini, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Long Service Award: The Council of the Open University of Sri Lanka having recognized the Continuous Meritorious Service rendered to the University System in Sri Lanka for 25 years, was rewarded in 2017.
Researches:
  1. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B (2012). A preliminary study on costing of an ODL course at the OUSL. Extended Abstract published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka 2012, pp 88-92. http://repository.ou.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/94ousl/785/OU5171_000.pdf
  2. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L., & Gamini, L.P.S.  (2013b) Costing model for blended learning: a case study at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 27th AAOU Annual Conference 2013, 1-3 October 2013, AIOU, Islamabad, Pakistan (55-56).
  3. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L., & Gamini, L.P.S.  (2015). Costing of a blended learning course at the Open University of Sri Lanka: An empirical study. PCF-7  (Commonwealth of  Learning) conference paper presented in Abuja Nigeria, December 2013  http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/1784
  4. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L., & Gamini, L.P.S.  (2015a) Cost analysis of a degree programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka: an empirical study.  Proceedings of the 29th AAOU Annual Conference 2015, 30th  November – 2nd  December 2015, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia http://repository.ou.ac.lk/handle/94ousl/13
  5. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L., & Gamini, L.P.S.  (2015b) Development of models for assessing costs and effectiveness of open and distance learning programmes: a case study of The Open University of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 29th AAOU Annual Conference 2015, 30th November – 2nd  December 2015, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia http://repository.ou.ac.lk/handle/94ousl/13
  6. A.M.P.B. Abeysinghe, B.G. Jayatilleke, B.C.L. Athapattu, L.P.S. Gamini( 2018) Alumnus-Perceived Effectiveness of Open Education. The 32nd AAOU Annual Conference (AAOU 2018) hosted by Hanoi Open University, Hanoi, Vietnam on 24-26 October 2018.

 

Ongoing Research:
  1. The OUSL Students’ perception on the transformation of study materials from print to electronic format (2021 on words)

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oHOxCuUAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312020246_Historical_perspectives_on_costing_of_ODL_courses_re-evaluate_the_implement_at_the_Open_University_of_Sri_Lanka

Research Supervisions:

Postgraduate students Evaluation as the External Examiner-

CEMBA/CEMPA 2017/2018 MCP 2699 –Four Dissertations were evaluated

Publications:
  1. Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L. & Gamini, L.P.S. (2013). A study on costing of an open learning course: Sri Lankan case study. TRANS Asian Research Journals, 2(2), 106-120. http://repository.ou.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/94ousl/785/OU5171_000.pdf
  2.  Abeysinghe, A.M.P.B., Jayatilleke, B.G., Athapattu, B.C.L., & Gamini, L.P.S.  (2015). Costing of a Blended Learning Course at the Open University of
    Sri Lanka: An Empirical Study, International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research. Vol 24, No 1 (2015). https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/249334722.pdf
  3.  Abeysinghe, A., Jayatilleke, B., Athapattu, B. C. L., & Gamini, L. (2016). Historical perspectives on costing of ODL courses: re-evaluate the implement at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 3(13). https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.313.2548

 

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