Digital Learning Asia 2009 Conference Agenda

  • Track Chair: Dr. K.P. Hewagamage(kphewa@gmail.com), Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Head/Coordinator, eLearning Centre, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

    Track Coordinators: Mr. Fayaz Hudah, Program Head, ICTA, Sri Lanka
    Yukti Pahwa (yukti@digitallearning.in), CSDMS

    Day II : 3rd December 2009

    Session 1 – Theme: Challenges: Planning, Managing, Standards and Quality in e-Learning
    08:45– 09:15 Chair:

    Ms. Ashish Garg
    Asia Regional Coordinator, Global e Schools & Communities Initiative

    Keynote Address:
    Deterring plagiarism: Assuming a pedagogical approach

    Professor Robert Ramberg
    Stockholm University, Sweden
    9:15 – 9:30 A Model for a Learning Object Repository Metadata Set

    Mathias Hatakka
    Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden
    9:30 – 9:45 Students’ Perception or Teachers’ Profile: What restrains eLearning?

    Dr Ravi K Mahajan
    University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, India
    9:45 – 10:00 Guidelines to Design Successful Online Learning Environments

    Thushani A. Weerasinghe
    Stockholm University, Sweden
    10:00 – 10:15 Q & A
      
    10.15 – 10.35 Tea
    Session 2 – Theme: eLearning in Classroom: Process, Pedagogy, and the Opportunities
    10:35 – 10:55 Chair:

    Dr. Latha Pillai
    Pro Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

    Innovating through Content

    Col. K J Singh Kang
    Director, Designmate
    10:55 – 11:15 Innovating through technology

    Manish Sharma
    Vice President Marketing, APAC, NComputing
    11:15 – 11:35 Innovating through Connectivity and Content

    S. Rajeev
    Vice President, Strategic Alliance, Everonn
    Session 3 – Theme: Opportunities: Moving forward in e-Learning
    11:45 – 12:15 Chair:

    Dr Jyrki Pulkkinen
    CEO, Global e Schools & Communities Initiative (GeSCI), Founded by UN ICT Task Force, Dublin, Ireland

    Keynote Address:
    Scanning the Horizon of Digital Learning: Options for the Future

    Professor Jeff Haywood
    University of Edinburgh, United KingdomPresentation
    12:15 – 12:30 New Technological Applications to Enhance Teaching and Learning

    Adrian Hall
    Okapi Consultancy Ltd, United KingdomPresentation
    12:30 – 12:45 MATHVIS

    Isuru Wimalasundera
    Informatics Institute of Technology, Sri LankaPresentation
    12:45 – 13:00 A Ship Simulation System for Maritime Education

    Damitha Sandaruwan
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    13.00 – 13.15
    Q & A

    Poster Demonstrations:
    I – A Study of Informal Learning in ICT Enabled Environment

    M A Kaleelur Rahuman
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
    13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
    Session 4 – Theme: e-Learning in Higher Education and Professional Development
    14:15 – 14:45 Chair:

    Dr. Ravi Gupta
    Centre for Science, Development & Media Studies (CSDMS)

    Keynote Address:
    Effectiveness of online learning in Sri Lanka

    Dr Gihan Wickramanayake
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    14:45 – 15:00 Effectiveness of ICT in enhancing the Learner Support Services in Open and Distance learning

    Trisha Dowerah Baruah
    Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, IndiaPresentation
    15:00 – 15:15 Effective strategies to motivate students in online discussion forums

    K. M. G. B. Nishakumari
    University of Edinburgh, United KingdomPresentation
    15:15 – 15:30 Emotional Reactions of Undergraduate in Digital Learning Environment

    T.C. Sandanayake
    University of Moratuwa, Sri LankaPresentation
    15.35 – 15.45
    Q & A

    Poster Demonstrations:

    I A Constructivist Approach to Learning English Online
    P.A.S.P. Jayalath
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
    II mLearning @ UCSC: Extending the elearning framework based on the mobility
    W.M.A.S.B. Wickramasinghe
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
      
    15.45 – 16.15 Tea
    Session 5 – Theme: Empowering and Enabling
    16:15 – 16:40 Chair:

    Rajen Varada
    UN Solution Exchange, India

    Keynote Address :
    Enabling Digital Education via next Generation Networks

    Greg Young
    CEO Sri Lanka TelecomPresentation
    16:40 – 16:55 NODES

    Lalith Liyanage
    Project Manager (ICT/NODES), Distance Education Modernisation Project, Ministry of Higher Education
    16:55 – 17:20 Cloud computing for distance education

    Dr. Vikum Senanayaka
    Country Manager, OraclePresentation
    17.20 – 17.30 Q & A

     

    Day III : 4th December 2009

    Session 6 – Theme: e-Learning in Secondary Education and Community Development
    08:45– 09:15 Chair:

    Dr. Shironika Karunaratne
    Open University of Sri Lanka

    Keynote Address:
    Technology enhanced learning, teaching and validation of the scientific process and outcomes – Sci-Pro

    Dr Henrik Hansson
    Stockholm University, SwedenPresentation
    9:15 – 9:30 ICT enabled teaching & learning in teacher educators of Tamilnadu

    Dr K.Nachimuthu
    Periyar University, Tamilnadu, IndiaPresentation
    9:30 – 9:45 SCHOOLNET: Impact on Learning and Teaching

    Withanage Chaminda Priyashantha
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    9:45 – 10:00 Deploying and Managing Techno-Social Network for OLPC

    P D Ariyadewa
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    10:00 – 10:15
    Q & A

    Poster Demonstrations:

    I Pedagogy Changes for ICT Enabled Primary Education in Sri Lanka
    M A Kaleelur Rahuman
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
    II Collaborative Digital Learning Repository for Secondary Education
    P.K.A.T. Ishaka
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
      
    10.15 – 10.35 Tea
    Session 7 – Theme: ICT4D09 Report Launch for South Asia: Extending Reach and Increasing Impact
    10:35 – 11.35 Chair:

    Reshan Dewapura
    COO, Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

    Launch of the publication ICT4D Report for Asia

    World Bank Team

    Presentation

    Session 8 – Theme: Certification: Role of Assessments in e-Learning
    11:45 – 12:15 Chair:

    Dr. Gihan Wickramanayake
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

    Keynote Address:
    Educational Design to Support Technology Enhanced Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

    Professor Brian Hudson
    Dundee (UK) and UMEA(Sweden)Presentation
    12:15 – 12:30 An Integrated Framework for Detecting Plagiarism in eLearning Systems

    RVSPK Ranatunga
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    12:30 – 12:45 eLearning Assessment: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

    Prof. M M Pant
    Former Pro Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, IndiaPresentation
    12:45 – 13:00 SCORM Based Online Assessment Objects for Computing Skill Evaluation

    Enosha Hettiarachchi
    University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri LankaPresentation
    13:00 – 13:15 Use of Information & Statistics in Higher Education Policy Planning

    Peter Muessig-Trapp
    Head of Information Systems and Open Source, HIS (Higher Education Information System Agency)Presentation
    13.00 – 13.15 Q & A
      
    13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
    Session 9 – Theme: Path in “Education for All”
    14:15 – 14:45 Chair:

    Dr. A. R. Ariyaratna
    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

    Keynote Address:
    Changes in the learning process and the impact on education

    Bert Geers
    Delft University, NetherlandPresentation
    14:45 – 15:00 eNOSHA – Design and Development of a Learning Object Repository

    Peter Mozelius
    Stockholm University, SwedenPresentation
    15:00 – 15:15 Knowledge outside class rooms? Wisdom of Rural Sri Lanka

    Niranjan Meegammana
    Shilpa Sayura Foundation, Sri LankaPresentation
    15:15 – 15:30 Role of ICT in fullfilling the objectives of ‘Education for All’

    Ms. Ashish Garg
    Asia Regional Coordinator, Global e School & Communities InitiativePresentation
    15:30 – 15:45
    Q & A

    Poster Demonstrations:

    I Reusable Composite SCORM eLearning Objects
    Gangani Chandima Siriwardana
    University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka
    II Online Approach to Improve Basic Tamil Language Skills
    M. Dewasurendra
    President Secretariat, Sri Lanka
      
    15.45 – 16.15 Tea

     

 

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