Prof. Shironica P. Karunanayaka

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Prof. Shironica P. Karunanayaka

B.Sc. (Hons) (OUSL), PGDE (UOC), Ed.D.(Wollongong)

Dean/Faculty of Education; Professor in Educational Technology

Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education
1st floor, Faculty of Education Building

Shironica P. Karunanayaka, is a Professor in Educational Technology and the current Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). She has been the Dean of the Faculty of Education from 2012 to 2015, and the Head of the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education from 2006 to 2012. She has been an academic at OUSL since 1993. Prior to that, she has gained experience as a trained teacher of Science in the secondary school system in Sri Lanka, over a decade. Currently she serves as a Honorary Adviser to Commonwealth of Learning. Her key research focus areas are Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education, instructional design for enhancing learning and teaching experiences, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Open Educational Practices (OEP).

Programme Co-ordination

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Course Co-ordination

STP9542-Teacher Educator as an Educational Technologist; STP9545-Teacher Educator as a Researcher; STP9F46-Learning Portfolio; STP9632-Computer Technology in Education

Area of Specialization     ICT in Education and Training

Research Interests     e-learning; Instructional Design; Open Educational Resources; Open Educational Practices

Research Publications

Edited Books

Book Chapters

  • Naidu, S. & Karunanayaka, S.P. (In Press). Orchestrating Shifts in Perspectives and Practices about MOOC Design. In Ke Zhang, Curtis J. Bonk, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds (Eds.) MOOCs and Open Education across Emerging Economies: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities. London: Routledge
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. & Naidu, S. (2019). Teachers as Designers: At the Confluence of Technology, Pedagogy and OER. In Divya Singh & Mandala Makhanya (Eds.) Essays in Online Education: A Global Perspective. (pp. 33-46) Pretoria: Unisa Press.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. & Naidu, S. (2019). Designing capacity building of educators in open educational resources integration leads to transformational change. In Jennifer Roberts, Mutuota Kigotho, Adrian Stagg (Eds.) Expanding Horizons in Open and Distance Learning. London: Routledge.
  • Peramunugamage, A., Ratnayake, H. U. W., & Karunanayaka, S. P. (2018). Work-in-Progress: Development of a Framework to Foster Collaborative Learning Among Engineering Students Using Moodle Mobile App. in M. E. Auer and T. Tsiatsos (Eds.): The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education. ICL 2018, AISC 916. (pp. 3–13). Switzerland AG 2020: Springer Nature. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11932-4_1
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Naidu, S. (2017). Impact of integrating OER in teacher education at the Open University of Sri Lanka. In C. Hodgkinson-Williams & P. B. Arinto (Eds.), Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South (pp. 459–498). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.600398
  • Naidu, S. & Karunanayaka, S. (2014). Engines of Education: Integrating OER in Learning and Teaching. In S. Karunanayaka & S. Naidu (Eds). Integrating OER in Educational Practice : Practitioner  Stories. (pp. 3-22). Nugegoda: The Open University of Sri Lanka.   Retrieved from http://bit.ly/2jzeDu1
  • Karunanayaka, S. Fernando, C., Jayasinghe, S., De Silva, V., & Hewapathirana, C. (2014). Change through Technology: A Journey. In S. Karunanayaka & S. Naidu (Eds). Integrating OER in Educational Practice: Practitioner Stories. (pp. 93-122). Nugegoda: The Open University of Sri Lanka. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/2jzeDu1
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2014). Open University of Sri Lanka –Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course. In S. Naidu & S. Mishra (Eds). Case Studies on OER-based eLearning. (pp. 1-10). New Delhi: CEMCA.  Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/561/CaseStudies_OER-based_eLearning.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Naidu, S. (2009). Developing Professional Competencies of Teacher Educators in the use of Educational Technology, with Scenario-based Learning In W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall (Eds.) Cases 'n' Places: Global Cases in Educational Technology. (pp. 123-132). USA: Information Age Publishing. http://bit.ly/2AiQcuZ
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2008). Introducing an online learning course at the Open University of Sri lanka In K. Rama, A. Hope & U. Coomaraswamy (Eds.) Quality Assurance Toolkit: Distance Higher Education Institutions & Programmes. (pp. 275-281). India: NAAC. Retrieved from http://www.icde.org/filestore/Resources/Handbooks/QAToolkit.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2007). Practitioner-oriented postgraduate programme in teacher education In T.K.S. Lakshmi, K. Rama & J. Hendrikz (Eds.) An Anthology of “Best Practices” in Teacher Education. (pp. 14-18).  India: NAAC. Retrieved from http://www.teindia.nic.in/Files/Best_Practices_inTE.pdf
  • Naidu, S., Menon, M., Gunawardena, C., Lekamge, D., & Karunanayaka, S, (2007). How can scenario-based learning engender and promote reflective practice in online and distance education. In M. Spector (Eds.), Finding Your Online Voice: Stories Told by Experienced Online Educators (pp. 53-72). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0668/2006027752-t.html
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Wijeratne, R. (2005). Educational media in Sri Lanka. In U.V. Reddi and S. Mishra (eds.) Perspectives on distance education: Educational media in Asia. (pp 55-67). Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/51/PS_EdMedia_Asia.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Abeywardena, I.S., Karunanayaka, S. P., Nkwenti, M.N., Tlad, L. (2018) A Bottom-up Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon and Sri Lanka. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), 19 (2) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i2.3415
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N., & Ariadurai, S.A. (2018) Designing Continuing Professional Development MOOCs to promote the adoption of OER and OEP. Open Praxis 10 (2), 179-190 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.826
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2018) Designing Capacity Building of Educators in Open Educational Resources Integration Leads to Transformational Change. Research paper published in Distance Education. 39(1), 87-109  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2017.1413933
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. & Naidu, S. (2017). A design-based approach to support and nurture open educational practices.  AAOU Journal, 12(1), 1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/AAOUJ-01-2017-0010
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., (2017). Discourses at the Intersections of Disciplinary Knowledge, Pedagogy and Technology. (Editorial) OUSL Journal. 12(1), 1–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v12i1.7392
  • Karunanayaka, S., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J., & Ratnayake, H. (2017). Designing reflective practice in the context of OER-based eLearning. Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D). 4(2), 143-160 Retrieved from http://www.jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/210
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Rajendra, J.C.N. & Ratnayake, H.U.W., & Naidu, S. (2016). Peer-facilitated discussions to enhance OER-based eLearning. AAOU Journal, Volume 11, No.1, 1-16 DOI 10.1108/AAOUJ-07-2016-0022 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1858-3431.htm
  • Karunanayaka, S., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J., & Ratnayake, H. (2015). From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design. Open Praxis, 7(4), 339-350. DOI 10.5944/openpraxis.7.4.252 Retrieved from http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/252/0
  • Sandanayake, T.C., Karunanayaka, S.P., & Madurapperuma, A.P.  (2015). A Preliminary study on learner perceptions and learner performance of OER-integrated online courseware. International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology (IJIRT), 2(6), 436-443. Retrieved from http://www.ijirt.org/article.php?manuscript=142823
  • Karunanayaka, S., Fernando, C., De Silva, V. (2013). Designing an Online Learning Environment on Open Educational Resources for Science Education. AAOU Journal, 8, (1), 1-11. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/AAOUJ-08-01-2013-B001
  • Lekamge, D., Gunawardena, C., Karunanayaka, S. & de Zoyza, S.(2010). Instructional Strategies used by teachers for development of higher order cognitive skills in students”. Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1(1). Retrieved from http://sljhss.sljol.info/articles/abstract/2523/
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Thanaraj, T. (2011). Reflections on Design Features Adopted in the Online Courses of MATE-I Programme. Paper published in the Special Journal on OUSL International Conference - Open & Distance Learning in the 21st Century-Challenges & Possibilities. 46-57
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2008). Designing an Online Learning Community among Teacher Educators. AAOU Journal, 3 (2), 1-11. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/AAOUJ-03-02-2008-B001

(Received the OUSL Annual Research Award 2009/10 in the discipline of Open and Distance Learning)

(Received the OUSL Annual Research Award 2007/08 in the discipline of Open and Distance Learning)

  • Karunanayaka, S. (2006). Computer-Assisted Learning: A challenge for teachers and learners. Journal of the National Science Foundation, 34 (2), 107-108. Retrieved from http://jnsfsl.sljol.info/articles/abstract/10.4038/jnsfsr.v34i2.2090/
  • Karunanayaka, S.P. (2002). Instructional design issues in developing web-based learning material, HSS Faculty Journal "VISTAS", OUSL, 2002. pp. 141-144
  • Goonetilake, S.P., Ferry, B. & Hedberg, J. (2000). Developing Internet-based study materials as novice Web designers: Experiences of twelve Sri Lankan teacher educators. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 9 (3), 319-338. Retrieved from http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL/article/view/471

Papers presented at Conferences, Seminars...etc. (International)- Full paper published online / Abstract published in conference proceedings

  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Ariadurai, S.A., & Rajendra, J. C. N. (2019). Development and Implementation of Continuing Professional Development MOOCS for Practitioners on OER and OEP. Paper accepted to be presented at the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning-2019, 3-7 November 2019, Dublin, Ireland
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Weerakoon, W.M.S., Nawaratne, N.M.R.K., Karunanayake, S. & Careemdeen, J.D. (2019). Adoption of C-DELTA by Sri Lankan Teachers and Students: An Action Research. Paper accepted to be presented at the 9th Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF9), 9-12 September 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Premaratne, I.A., Karunanayaka, S.P. & Naidu, S. (2019). Scenario-based videos to support learning in CPD MOOCs. Paper accepted to be presented at the 9th Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF9), 9-12 September 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Orchestrating knowledge construction in peer-facilitated online discussion forums - De Zoysa, M.N.K., Hettiarachchi, S.R., Karunanayaka, S.P. & Naidu, S. (2019). Paper s accepted to be presented at the 9th Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF9). 9-12 September 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P. & Naidu, S. (2019). Promoting Open Educational Practices Among Practitioners. Paper accepted to be presented at the Open Education Global 2019 Conference (OE GLOBAL-2019), 26-28 November 2019, Milan, Italy
  • Sandanayake, T.C., Karunanayaka, S. P. & Madurapperuma, A. (2018). OER-integrated online course development by incorporating appropriate instructional design features. Research paper presented at the Open University International Research Sessions (iOURS) organized by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), 29-30 November 2017, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera, K.G.S.K., Karunanayaka, S. P. & Ariyaratne, A. (2018). The potential of PowerPoint in addressing technological pedagogical knowledge to support student-centred learning. Research paper presented at the Open University International Research Sessions (iOURS) organized by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), 29-30 November 2017, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
  • Premaratne, I.A., Sandanayake, T.C., Hettiarachchi, S.R., Perera, S.A.S.K., Karunanayaka, S. P. & Naidu, S. (2018). Reflections on the design and development of scenario-based videos in MOOCs. Research paper presented at the Open University International Research Sessions (iOURS) organized by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), 29-30 November 2017, Nawala, Sri Lanka.
  • Peramunugamage, Anuradha; Ratnayake, H.U.W.; Karunanayaka, S.P. (2018). Development of a framework to foster collaborative learning among engineering students using Moodle Mobile App. Research paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL-2018), 25-28 September 2018.
  • Sirisuriya, S., Ranathunga, L. Karunanayaka, S. P. & Abdullah, A. (2018). Significance of Interaction and Activities Factor in Pedagogical Evaluation Process of Web Based
  • .  Research paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2018), 8-11 August 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka

 *(Paper was awarded the Best Paper Runner-up – ICCSE-2018)

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N., & Ariadurai, S.A. (2018). Designing Continuing Professional Development MOOCs to promote the adoption of OER and OEP. Research paper presented at the OE Global-2018 Conference 24-26 April 2018, in Delft, Netherlands. Retrieved from https://conference.oeconsortium.org/2018/schedule/
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. & Naidu, S. (2017). Teachers as Designers: At the Confluence of Technology, Pedagogy and OER. Research paper presented at the World Conference on Online Learning organized by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), 16-19 October 2017, Toronto, Canada. Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/s/dzwol67rrb8333m/Teachers_as_Designers_At_the.pdf?dl=0
  • Naidu, S. & Karunanayaka, S. P. (2017). Development of the Open Educational Practices Impact Evaluation Index. Research paper presented at the OE Global-2017 Conference, 8-10 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Kugamoorthy, S., Rajini, M., Karunanayaka, S.P., & Naidu, S. (2017).  OER-Integrated Teaching and Learning in a Post-War Northern Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the OE Global-2017 Conference, 8-10 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2017). Designing Integration of OER and OEP. Research paper presented at the 2017 ODLAA Conference, 5-7 February 2017, Melbourne, Australia.  
  • Sirisuriya, S., Ranathunga, L. Karunanayaka, S. P. & Abdullah, A. (2017). An Analysis to Identify the Most Suitable Readability Formula for Sri Lankan Context: Case Study of Computer Science Students.  Research paper presented at the International Conference on Global Education and E – Learning (GLOBED-2017), Full paper published in the Proceedings-Vol. 1, 2017, pp. 1-8
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S. & Menon, M. (2016). Transformational Change at the Intersections of Technology, Education and Design at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27-30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2513
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N., Ratnayake, H.C.U. (2016). Designing Reflective Practice in the Context of OER-based e-Learning. Paper presented at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27-30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2514
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2016). Enhancing Quality in Online Technical Teacher Education in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27-30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2644
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Abeywardena, I. S. (2016). Advocacy, Sensitization and Development of OER Policy for Provincial Education Ministries in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27-30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2626
  • *Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2016). A design-based approach to support and nurture open educational practices. Paper presented at the 30thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 26-29 October 2016, Manila, Philippines

*(Paper received the Gold Medal for the Best Practice Award – AAOU-2016)

*(Paper was selected as a Finalist for the Best Practice Award – AAOU-2015)

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Openness in Education: Teacher perspectives through concept mapping. Research paper presented at the 29thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 30 November- 02 December, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/sites/default/files/file_attachments/odl-resources/796605/aaou-proceedings.pdf (pp. 1241-1251)
  • Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayaka, S. P., Ariyaratne, A., Jayasinghe, S. (2015). Professional Development through Reflective Practice: Possibilities and Challenges. Research paper presented at the 29thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 30 November- 02 December, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/sites/default/files/file_attachments/odl-resources/796605/aaou-proceedings.pdf (pp. 806-813)
  • *Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N. & Ratnayake, H.U.W. (2015). From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Distance Education (ICDE), 14-16 October 2015, Sun City, South Africa, hosted by the University of South Africa (Unisa).

*(Paper was awarded the ICDE Prize -2015 for Innovation and Best Practice in Open, Distance, Flexible, Online Education and E-learning; Published in the Journal, Open Praxis)

  • Naidu, S. & Karunanayaka, S. P. (2015). Impacts of OER: What difference does it make & how? Research paper presented at the International Conference on Distance Education (ICDE), 14-16 October 2015, Sun City, South Africa, hosted by the University of South Africa (Unisa)
  • Perera, S.K., Karunanayaka, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. (2015). Modeling of Perspectives of Secondary School Teachers of Sri Lanka towards the Integration of ICT in Instructional Process. Research paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing (UMEDIA) – 2015, 24-26 August 2015. University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Opening up Access to Education: Role of Open Educational Resources. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Promoting Socio-Economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects, 15-16 July 2015, National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Gunawardena, C., Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S.P., De Zoysa, S. (2015). Changing Academic Profession: Perceptions of a Sample of Sri Lankan University Academics. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Promoting Socio-Economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects, 15-16 July 2015, National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2014). Impacts of the integration of OER in teacher education programs at the Open University of Sri Lanka, Research paper presented at the 28thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 28-31 October 2014, Hong Kong, China. Retrieved from http://www.stou.ac.th/lcm/Uploadfile/AAOU%202014%20Proceedings.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Dhanapala,  T.D.T.L., Gonsalkorala, L.R. & Ariyaratne, A.  (2014). From mind maps to mindsets: Shifting conceptions about OER at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the 2nd Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: Beyond Advocacy, Research and Policy, 23-26 June 2014, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://weko.wou.edu.my/?action=repository_uri&item_id=369
  • Karunanayaka, S., De Silva, V. & Fernando, C. (2014). An OER-integrated online learning environment to enhance knowledge construction in Chemistry at secondary school level. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE), 3-4 April 2014, Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Naidu, S. (2013). Capacity building of academic staff in the integration of ICT and OER in teacher education programs at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 2-6 December 2013, Abuja, Nigeria. Retrieved from http://pcfpapers.colfinder.org/bitstream/handle/5678/99/Paper%2077%20%20%28Supplementary%20File%29.pdf?sequence=1
  • Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayaka, S., Ariyaratne, A., Jayasinghe, S. &. Thanaraj, T. (2013). Learning Portfolio: An effective tool to enhance higher-order cognitive skills among teacher educators through reflective practice. Research paper presented at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 2-6 December 2013, Abuja, Nigeria. Retrieved from http://pcfpapers.colfinder.org/handle/5678/148
  • de S. Sirisuriya, S.C.M., Ranathunga, L., Karunanayaka, S.P., Abdullah, N.A. (2013). Can Pedagogical Evaluation Process of Web based E-Learning be Automated? Research paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2013), 26-28 April 2013. Colombo. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6553989&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6553989
  • de S. Sirisuriya, S. C. M., Ranathunga, L., Karunanayaka, S. P., & Abdullah, N. A. (2013).Calibration checklist to use in an automated pedagogical evaluation process of web based E-Learning. Research paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (IEEE 2013), 26-28 April 2013, Colombo. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6731974&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6731974
  • Perera, K.D.R.L.J., Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. & Kugamoorthy, S. (2012). Identifying students’ perceptions and improving supervisors’ support for completion of research dissertations. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Capacity Development in a Post-War Context, 20-21 July 2012, Jaffna University, Sri Lanka.
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2011). Interactive Multimedia to Enhance Distance Mode Multi-grade Teaching Programme. Research paper presented at the 25th AAOU Annual Conference, 28-30 September, 2011, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Ariyaratne, A., Kugamoorthy, S.,  Karunanayaka, S.  & Jayasinghe, S (2011). Perceptions on Master of Arts in Teacher Education Programme conducted in the Open and Distance Mode. Research paper presented at the 25th AAOU Annual Conference, 28-30 September 2011, Wawasan  Open University, Malaysia
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2010). Experiences in using standards of accreditation for internal quality assurance proves of Master of Arts in Teacher Education (MATE), OUSL. Paper presented in the International Roundtable Conference in Quality Assurance, 8-9 August 2010, Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S., (2008) Building an Online Learning Community among Teacher Educators, Paper presented at The 22nd AAOU Annual Conference, 14-16 October 2008, Tianjin, China
  • Karunanayaka, S., (2008) Online Learning to Enhance Teacher Professional Development. Paper presented at The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), 13-18 July 2018, London University, The United Kingdom. Retrieved from https://wikieducator.org/images/4/4e/PId_298.pdf

(Received the OUSL Annual Research Award 2007/08 in the discipline of Education)

  • Karunanayaka, S. & Gunawardena, C. (2008)  MATE (I) Story. Paper presented at The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), 13-18 July 2008, London University, The United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://wikieducator.org/images/e/ed/PID_791.pdf
  • Gunawardena, C &. Karunanayaka, S. (2008) Women’s Participation in Online Learning in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), 13-18 July 2008, London University, The United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://wikieducator.org/images/4/47/PID_336.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S., Gunawardena, C., Naidu, S., Lekamge D.& Menon, M. (2007). Questioning Best Practices with an Innovative Pedagogical Design for Professional Development of Teacher Educators. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2007), 15- 16 November 2007, Putrajaya, Malaysia. Retrieved from http://ictl.intimal.edu.my/ictl2007/proceeding/Full_Paper/1D-06-Paper%20109%20(Sri%20Lanka).doc.
  • Karunanayaka, S., (2006) First Experiences in Collaborative Online Learning: A Case Study. Paper presented at The Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4), 30 October-03 November 2006,  Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Retrieved from http://pcf4.dec.uwi.edu/viewpaper.php?id=206&print=1
  • Karunanayaka, S., Lekamge, D., Gunawardena, C., Naidu, S. & Menon, M. (2006). Millennium Development Goals-Teacher Development and Situated Learning Design. Paper presented at the Parallel Orchestrated Session on “Situated Learning Design for Teacher Development” at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4), 30 October-03 November 2006, Ochos Rios, Jamaica.
  • Karunanayaka, S., (2006). ICT to enhance Adult Learning: OUSL experience. Paper presented at the International Conference on Strategies for Strengthening Adult Continuing Education and Extension in 21st Century, 30-31 August 2006, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

(Received the OUSL Annual Research Award 2005/06 in the discipline of Education)

  • Karunanayaka, S., (2006). MATE-International Programme: A Novel Approach to Adult Education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Strategies for strengthening Adult Continuing Education and Extension in 21st Century, 30-31 August 2006, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
  • Karunanayaka, S., Lekamge D., Gunawardena, C., Naidu, S., & Menon, M. (2005). Professional development of teacher educators with collaborative learning designs and networking in the OUSL – MATE (International) program. Paper presented at the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, 19-23 November 2005, IGNOU, New Delhi, India.
  • Naidu, S., Menon, M., Gunawardena, C., Lekamge, D. & Karunanayaka, S. (2005). Quality Teaching and Learning in the Master of Arts in Teacher Education (MATE-International) Program at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA), 9-11 November 2005, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Karunanayaka, S., Lekamge D., Gunawardena, C., Naidu, S. & Menon, M. (2005). MATE (International) Programme: A novel approach to developing global partnerships in teacher education. Paper presented at the ‘Asian Roundtable on Open and Distance Learning for attainment of Millennium Development Goals’. Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Open University of Sri Lanka. 20-22 May 2005. Colombo.
  • Lekamge, G. D. & Karunanayaka, S.P. (2005) Factors affecting the successful completion of students of the Degree of Master of Education Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the AAOU Conference, September 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Karunanayaka, S., Ferry, B. & Hedberg, J. (2001). Developing Internet-based study materials as novice Web designers: Experiences of twelve Sri Lankan teacher educators. Paper presented at ASCILITE Conference, December 2001, Melbourne

 

Poster Presentations

 

Papers presented at Conferences, Seminars..etc. (Local)- Published in abstract form

  • Perera, K.G.S.K., Karunanayaka, S.P., & Ariyaratne, A. (2017). Teachers’ attitudes towards the use of information and communication technology in the instructional process of secondary education in Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions (OURS)-2017, 16-17 November, 2017, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Ariyaratne, A., Gonsalkorala, L.R., Rajini, M., Weerakoon, S. , Wanasinghe, S., Karunanayaka, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, R., Fernando, M.N.C., & Gnaneratnam, K. (2016). Towards open educational practices with reflective practice. Research paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions (OURS)-2016, 17-18 November, 2016, OUSL. Retrieved from http://www.ou.ac.lk/home/images/OUSL/publications/OURS2016_Extended_Abstracts_Final.pdf (p.10)
  • Karunanayaka, S.P. (2016). Capacity building in online courseware development for technical teacher education. Research paper presented at the UVT Research Symposium-2016, 01 September, 2016, University of Vocational Technology, Ratmalana.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Gonsalkorala, L.R., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Rajini, M., Wanasinghe, S., Weerakoon, S. , Karunanayaka, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, R., Fernando, M.N.C., & Gnaneratnam, K. (2015). Perspectives and practices of student teachers of OUSL in the use of OER in teaching and learning. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2015, 19-20 November, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://www.ou.ac.lk/home/images/OUSL/publications/Proceedings_2015.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S., De Silva, V. & Fernando, C. (2013). Perceptions of student teachers on an online learning environment on open educational resources for Science Education. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2013 – 27-28 November, 2013, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://www.ou.ac.lk/home/images/OUSL/publications/AAS_2013_PROCEEDINGS.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2013). Perceptions of teacher educators on the use of open educational resources in teaching and learning. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2012, 27-28 February, 2013, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/handle/701300122/551
  • Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayaka, S., Ariyaratne, A., Thanaraj, T., Jayasinghe, S. (2013). Learning Portfolios to enhance reflective practice among teacher educators. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2012, 27-28 February, 2013, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/bitstream/701300122/552/1/OU5166_000.pdf
  • Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. & Kugamoorthy, S. & Perera, K.D.R.L.J. (2013). Improving supervisors’ support for completion of research dissertations. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2012 27-28 February, 2013, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/handle/701300122/549
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Ariyaratne, A, T. (2011). Design and Development of Multimedia Learning Materials by Teacher Educators. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2011, August, 2011, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/handle/701300122/755
  • Ariyaratne, A., Kugamoorthy, S.,  Karunanayaka, S.  & Jayasinghe, S (2011). Evaluation of Master of Arts in Teacher Education Programmes: Outreach and Equity.  Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2011, August, 2011, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/handle/701300122/763
  • Dilhani, K.A.D.N., De Silva, D.V.M., Fernando, M.N.C. & Karunanayaka, S. P. Impact of School-based Projects Implemented by Student Teachers of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme.  Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2011, August, 2011, OUSL, Nawala. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.ou.ac.lk/docs/handle/701300122/761
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Thanaraj, T. (2010). An  indepth study on the design features adopted in the online courses developed in Moodle at the Faculty of Education, Paper  presented at the International Research Conference at OUSL, 20-21 August 2010, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Gunawardena, C. & Karunanayaka, S. (2008). Women’s participation in online learning: A study of OUSL Educational Technology course  Paper presented at the 11th National Convention on Women’s Studies, 4-7 April 2008, CENWOR, Colombo.
  • Lekamge, D., Gunawardena, C, Karunanayaka, S. and De Zoysa, S (2008). A study on instructional strategies used by teachers for development of higher order cognitive skills in students 

(Received the OUSL Annual Research Award 2008/09 in the discipline of Education)

  • Karunanayaka, S. (2007). Examining social presence in an online learning environment of adult learners. Paper presented at the 63rd SLAAS Annual Sessions, December, 2007, Colombo.
  • Lekamge, G.D. & Karunanayaka, S. (2007). Using Portfolios as a Learning Tool with Post Graduate Students. Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions 2007, 28-29 June, 2007, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2006). Enhancing distance education via online learning: Case of Teacher Educators Paper presented at the 62nd SLAAS Annual Sessions, 10-16 December, 2006, Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2005). Teachers as designers and developers of computer-assisted learning materials. Paper presented at the 61st SLAAS Annual Sessions, 12-17 December, 2005, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S., Pallewatte, N., Jayasooriya, T. & Jayamanne, S.C. (2005). Environmental Education via field-based activities: Teachers as change agents  Paper presented at the 61st SLAAS Annual Sessions, 12-17 December, 2005, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Gunawardena, G.I.C., Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S. &  Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. (2005). Development of teacher competencies through the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme Paper presented at the Silver Jubilee Academic Sessions of OUSL, 24-25 November, 2005, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S. & Ariyaratne, A. (2004) Multimedia courseware development. Presentation made at 1st Anniversary Commemoration Seminar of the Faculty of Education, 3rd February, 2004, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Lekamge, G.D. & Karunanayaka, S. (2004) A study on the completion of the Master of Education Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka – A Gender Analysis. Paper presented at Annual Conference of CENWOR, 21st March, 2004, CENWOR, Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P. & Jayasooriya, H.T.R. (2003) Novel Approaches to Environmental Education in Sri Lanka (with Jayasuriya, H.T.R.) Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2003, 9-12 December, 2003, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Kularatne, N.G. & Udugama, L.S.K. (2003). Status and Prospects of Information Technology Education in Sri Lankan schools. Paper presented at 59th SLAAS Annual Sessions, 9-13 December, 2003, SLAAS, Colombo.
  • Lekamge, G.D. & Karunanayaka, S.P. (2003). Factors affecting the successful completion of students of the Degree of Master of Education Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at Faculty of Education/HSS Annual Academic Sessions 2003, 9 July, 2003, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2002). Perceptions of teacher educators on studying IT coures in their Masters Degree Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at 58th SLAAS Annual Sessions, 2-8 December, 2002, University of Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2002). Instructional design issues in developing Web-based learning materials. Paper presented at Faculty of HSS Annual Academic Sessions 2002, 5 October, 2002, OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2001). Experiences of Sri Lankan teacher educators as they developed Internet-based study materials as novice Web-designers. Paper presented at 57th SLAAS Annual Sessions, 26 November-01 December, 2001, University of Moratuwa.
  • Kudaligama, P.K.D.P. & Goonetilake, S.P. (1995). Humanistic approach in distance teacher education: Expected outcomes vs. what is achieved, Studied in relation to the B.Ed. (Nat. Sc.) Degree programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Workshop on distance education initiatives in teacher education in South Asia. 7-10 November, 1995. Colombo.

 

Ongoing Research

  • Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD MOOCs) for educators on ‘Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP)’ – Research project implemented at OUSL, supported by CRADE- OUSL

Research Supervision

PhD Supervision (OUSL)-

T. C. Sandanayaka - Innovative Design of Open Educational Resources-Integrated Online Courses to Support Undergraduate Learning - Degree Awarded (2018)

K.G.S.K. Perera - Development of a Framework to Design Professional Development Programs for School Teachers to Support Integration of ICT in Their Instructional Practices - Completed (2019)

MPhil Supervision (OUSL)

A. Peramunugamage - Development of a Framework to foster collaborative learning among engineering students using Moodle mobile app - Ongoing

MPhil Supervision (Moratuwa)

C. Sirisuriya - Completed (2019)

Other Publications

Unpublished Doctoral dissertation

Unpublished Papers

  • Karunanayaka, S. (2007). Quality improvement in schools: Problems and Issues. Paper presented at the National Symposium on Quality Improvement of School Education System, organized by the Ministry of Education 2007, 17-19 July, 2007, AGRI, Colombo.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P. (2003). Status and professional needs of key persons of preschools in Colombo District (Research undertaken for Child Study Centre, OUSL) Paper presented at the ‘Child Study Centre Research Presentations’ at ‘UK Save the Children’, 06 May, 2003, Colombo.

Research Project Reports

  • Karunanayaka, S.P. (2019). Adoption of the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) Programme by Teachers and Students of Higher Secondary School Level in Sri Lanka – Research project supported by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada (2018-2019 - Completed)
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2019). Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses for Continuous Professional Development (CPD MOOCs) on Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) – A Design-based Capacity Development Initiative – Phase 2 – 2018-2019. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/OUSLCPDMOOCsReport2
  • Karunanayaka, S. P. (2018). Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses for Continuous Professional Development (CPD MOOCs) on Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) – A Design-based Capacity Development Initiative – Phase 1 – 2017-2018. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/OUSLCPDMOOCsReport1

Research Reports

  • Study on the Professional Development of Teachers and Teacher Educators in Sri Lanka (2016). National Education Commission. Research Series (2014)-No. 2. Research Commissioned by NEC under the “Transforming School Education Project” (TSEP) World Bank. (Research Team Member)
  • An action research on the quality improvement of teaching practice component of the PGDE Programme (2014) Faculty of Education Research Series 1 (Research Team member)
  • A National Study on student achievement in English Language in Grade 10 - (2010) (Research Team member)
  • Research Study to examine the horizontal and vertical integration of the modernized curriculum introduced at Secondary Level (Grades 6-11) since 2007  (2010) (Research Team member)
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2009). A reflective study on the design, development and delivery of the first online course delivered in Moodle at OUSL (CRADE research) (Research Team Leader)
  • Karunanayaka, S. (2009). An in-depth study on the design features adopted in the online courses developed in Moodle at Faculty of Education, OUSL (CRADE research) (Research Team Leader)
  • Lekamge, D., Gunawardena, C, Karunanayaka, S. and De Zoysa, S (2008). A study on instructional strategies used by teachers for development of higher order cognitive skills in students  (Research Team Member)
  • Gunawardena, G.I.C., Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S. &  Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. (2005). Development of teacher competencies through the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme (Research Team Member)
  • Karunanayaka, S. Kularatne, N.G. & Udugama, L.S.K. (2003), A Process Evaluation of the ICT centres established under the GEP II – A study commissioned by the Ministry of Education (Research Team Leader)

Consultancy Reports

Karunanayaka, S. P. (2016) Provincial OER Policy Development, Sri Lanka - Consultant Report –  Commissioned by Commonwealth of Learning (COL)

Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2386

 

Articles in Magazines

Karunanayaka, S. P. (2016). “Open Educational Resources: What, Why and How?” Article published in OPEN Quarterly, 2016, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Affiliations

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Higher Education - National Education Commission (NEC)
  • Member of the Board of Management - Sri Lanka Foundation Institution (SLF)
  • Member of the Board of the National Centre for Advanced Studies (NCAS) of the Ministry of Higher Education
  • Member of the Board of National Education Research and Evaluation Centre (NEREC) of the University of Colombo
  • External /member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Training Technology, University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC)
  • A life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Education (SLAAED)
  • A life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Distance Education”, < http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cdie20>
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Asian Journal of Distance Education" <https://www.asianjde.org/>
  • “Country Champion- Sri Lanka” – OER World Map <https://oerworldmap.org/>

Awards

Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)

  • Gold Medal for  AAOU Best Practice Award 2016  for the research paper titled, “A Design-based Approach to Support and Nurture Open Educational Practices” – Shironica Karunanayaka and Som Naidu, presented at the 30thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), held 26-29 October 2016, Manila, Philippines.

International Council for Distance Education (ICDE)

  • ICDE Prize for Innovation and Best Practice in Open, Distance, Flexible, Online Education and E-learning for the paper: “From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design” - Shironica P. Karunanayaka, Som Naidu, J.C.N. Rajendra & H.U.W. Ratnayake, presented at the 26th ICDE World Conference held 14-16 October, 2015, Sun City, South Africa.

The Commonwealth of Learning  (COL)

  • COL Excellence in Distance Education Award for Distance Education Materials in Category A, for the Master of Arts in Teacher Education (International) Programme, presented at the Fifth Pan Commonwealth Forum, 13-17 July, 2008 London, United Kingdom. (Programme Coordinator and Team member)

The Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Long Service Award for the Continuous Meritorious Service for Twenty Five Years at the Open University of Sri Lanka, awarded on 1st January 2019.
  • The Annual Research Award-2016 of the Open University of Sri Lanka, awarded at the Open University Research Sessions held 16-17 November, 2017.
  • Annual Award for the Best Interactive Multimedia (IMM) Courseware – 2011, for the IMM package developed for “Multi-grade Teaching”,  awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 27-28 November, 2013– Team Leader.
  • The Annual Research Award 2009/10 in the discipline of Open and Distance Learning, for the paper titled “Designing an online learning community among teacher educators” awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 27-28 February 2013. – Individual.
  • The Annual Research Award 2008/09 in the discipline of Education, for the paper titled “Instructional Strategies used by teachers for development of higher order cognitive skills in students” (Lekamge, D., Gunawardena, C., Karunanayaka, S. & de Zoyza, S.) awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 15.10.09. – Team Member.
  • The Annual Research Award 2007/08 in the discipline of Education, for the paper titled “Online learning to enhance teacher professional development” awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 18.12.08. – Individual.
  • The Annual Research Award 2007/08 in the discipline of Open and Distance Learning, for the paper titled “Professional development of teacher educators with collaborative learning designs and networking” (Karunanayaka, S.P., Lekamge, G.D., Gunawardena, G.I.C.; Naidu, S. & Menon, M.) awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 18.12.08. – Team Leader.
  • The Annual Research Award 2005/06 in the discipline of Education, for the paper titled “ICT in adult and continuing education” awarded at the Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL held 28.06.07. – Individual

The Open University of Sri Lanka

  • D.B. Ellepola Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the B.Sc. Degree Programme -1990, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Contribution to National Projects

  • Contributed as a researcher in “Developing a National Policy on General Education” – Research Team Member in, Transforming Teacher Education: A Study on the Professional Development of Teachers and Teacher Educators in Sri Lanka (2013-2014)
  • Contributed as a reviewer in Institutional Review of Advanced  Technological Institutes (ATIs) in Sri Lanka, for Quality Assurance and Strengthening Alternate Higher Education Sector under the Higher Education for Twenty First Century (HETC) Project of the Ministry of Higher Education – March-April  2015
  • Contributed as a resource person in the Workshop on “Quality Assurance in External Degree Programmes in Higher Educational Institutes”, organized by UGC, under the HETC Project, 14 March, 2014.
  • Contributed as a reviewer in Desk Evaluation of Undergraduate Study Programs (Window 1 & 2) for Quality and Innovation Grant (QIG) under the Higher Education for Twenty First Century (HETC) Project of the Ministry of Higher Education - October/November  2011
  • Contributed as a resource person at a workshop to develop “Performance Indicators for Quality Assurance in Distance Education” organized by the Distance Education Modernization Project of the Ministry of Education and the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada, at BMICH from 14th to 16th August, 2007

Contribution to International Projects

  • Commonwealth of Learning Consultancy – “Advocacy, Sensitization and Development of Draft OER Policies for the nine Provincial Education Ministries of Sri Lanka”. 31st August, 2016. Report Available at http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2386 Compiled “OER Policy – Provincial Ministries of Education in Sri Lanka”, July, 2016. Available at https://www.col.org/resources/oer-policy-provincial-ministries-education-sri-lanka
  • Served as a member of the International Advisory Group in Curriculum Development for Digital Education Leadership by Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CILT), University of Cape Town, South Africa, under the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) project, April-July, 2016 Concept Paper Available at http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2442
  • Served as a member of the Review Team of “External Review Toolkit for ODL and eLearning Courses”, April, 2016. Available at https://www.col.org/resources/external-review-toolkit-odl-and-elearning-courses
  • Served as a panel member on International Review Panel of the TESS-India, a DFID-funded education project with the aim of improving the classroom skills and practices of teachers in India through Open Educational Resources (OER) of The Open University of the United Kingdom (OUUK), September, 2014
  • Served as a resource person in the design, development and implementation of the “OER-based e-learning Course” conducted at the Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, organized by CEMCA, during 28 January to 01 February and 10-13 June 2013
  • Contributed as a resource person to develop “Performance Indicators for Quality Assurance in Teacher Education”, during a series of workshops conducted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). (2007)
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