My h-index is 7 with 180 citations as at September 2018 on Google Scholar. Publications available for download on ResearchGate.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Abeywardena, I.S., Uys, P., & Fifita, S. (2018). OER Mainstreaming in Tonga. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, in press.
  2. Nkwenti, N.M., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2018). Skills Gap Among Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Professionals in the North-West Region of Cameroon. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, in press.
  3. Abeywardena, I.S., Karunanayaka, S.P., Nkwenti, M.P., & Tladi, L. (2018). Collaborative 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, 19(2), 71-88.
  4. Abeywardena, I.S. (2017). An Empirical Framework for Mainstreaming OER in an Academic Institution. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 12(2), 230-242.
  5. Abeywardena, I.S. (2017). Print2Screen Mobile App: Embedding Multimedia in Printed ODL Course Materials using QR Codes. Journal of Learning for Development, 4(3), 366-374.    
  6. Phalachandra, B., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2014). Virtual Tutorials in Adult ODL: A WizIQ Case Study of Wawasan Open University. Open Praxis, 6(1), 75-83.
  7. Abeywardena, I.S., Chan, C.S., & Tham, C.Y. (2013). OERScout Technology Framework: A Novel Approach to Open Educational Resources Search. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(4), 214-237.
  8. Abeywardena, I.S. (2013). Mastery of Course Learning Outcomes in ODL: A Case Study of the Pearson eCollege Learning Outcome Manager. Open Praxis, 5(3), 239-248.
  9. Abeywardena, I.S., Raviraja, R., & Tham, C.Y. (2012). Conceptual Framework for Parametrically Measuring the Desirability of Open Educational Resources using D-index. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2), 104-121.
  10. Abeywardena, I.S., & Tham, C.Y. (2012). Implementation of Facebook Study Groups as Supplements for Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Adult ODL Environments. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 7(1), 1-11.
  11. Abeywardena, I.S., & S.C. Ho. (2011). Development of a computer-aided ODL Course Development Tracking System. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 6(1), 43-50.

BOOKS, CHAPTERS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Ossiannilsson, E., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2018). OER: Open to Ideas, Open to the World. SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education (writing in progress).
  2. Phalachandra, B., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2016). Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016. S. Mishra, & I.S. Abeywardena (Eds.). Burnaby: Commonwealth of Learning (ISBN 978-1-894975-86-5).
  3. Abeywardena, I.S. (2016). An Off-The-Shelf Mobile App Portfolio for Distance Education. EdTech notes, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).
  4. Abeywardena, I.S. (2015). Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners. Commonwealth of Learning, (ISBN 978-1-894975-73-5).
  5. Abeywardena, I.S. (2015). DIY Android Apps: Empowering Masses to Brew their Own Flavor of Mobile Applications. Newsletter of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 1(2), 17-19.  
  6. Abeywardena, I.S. (2015). Faceted Search of Open Educational Resources Using the Desirability Index (PhD Thesis).
  7. Abeywardena, I.S. (2014). Public Opinion on OER and MOOC: A Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data. In K.C.Li & K.S.Yuen (Eds.), Emerging modes and approaches in open and flexible education. Hong Kong:  Open University of Hong Kong Press (ISBN 978-988-8238-05-7), 296-307.
  8. Abeywardena, I.S., & Chan, C.S. (2013). Review of the Current OER Search Dilemma. 57th Yearbook on Teacher Education. International Council on Education for Teaching (ISBN 978-0-9827113-3-0), 253-258.
  9. Abeywardena, I.S., Dhanarajan, G., & Lim, C.K. (2013). Open Educational Resources in Malaysia. In G. Dhanarajan & D. Porter (Eds.), Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective. Commonwealth of Learning and OER Asia (ISBN 978-1-894975-61-2), 119-132.
  10. Abeywardena, I.S. (2013). Development of OER-Based Undergraduate Technology Course Material: “TCC242/05 Web Database Application” Delivered Using ODL at Wawasan Open University. In G. Dhanarajan & D. Porter (Eds.), Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective. Commonwealth of Learning and OER Asia (ISBN 978-1-894975-61-2), 173-184.
  11. Dhanarajan, G., & Abeywardena, I. S. (2013). Higher Education and Open Educational Resources in Asia: An Overview. In G. Dhanarajan & D. Porter (Eds.), Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective. Commonwealth of Learning and OER Asia (ISBN 978-1-894975-61-2), 3-18.
  12. Abeywardena, I.S. (2012). A report on the Re-use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER): An Exploration of Technologies Available. Commonwealth of Learning.
  13. Abeywardena, I.S. (2008). Collaborative Software Development Projects: Strategies and Practices (MSc Dissertation).
  14. Abeywardena, I.S. (2007). XNav Indoor Navigation System Using RFID Technology (MSc Dissertation).

PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Abeywardena, I.S. (2018). Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon and Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Festival of Learning 2018, Vancouver, Canada.
  2. Abeywardena, I.S. (2017). A bottom-up approach to OER policy development. Proceedings of the Creative Commons Global Summit 2017, Toronto, Canada.
  3. Abeywardena, I.S. (2016). Print2Screen Mobile App: Embedding Multimedia in Printed ODL Course Materials using QR Codes. Proceedings of the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. Karunanayaka, S.P., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2016). Advocacy, Sensitization and Development of an OER Policy for Provincial Education Ministries in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  5. Abeywardena, I.S. (2014). Conceptual Framework for Democratized Mobile Learning: Empowering Nontechnical Teachers through Visual Programming. Proceedings of the 28th Asian Association of Open Universities Conference, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  6. Abeywardena, I.S. (2014). Public Opinion on OER and MOOC: A Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data. Proceedings of the International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2014), Hong Kong SAR, China.
  7. Abeywardena, I.S., Chan, C.S., & Balaji, V. (2013). OERScout: Widening Access to OER through Faceted Search. Proceedings of the 7th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF7), Abuja, Nigeria.
  8. Abeywardena, I.S., & Chan, C.S. (2013). Review of the Current OER Search Dilemma. Proceedings of the 57th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET 2013), Nonthaburi, Thailand.
  9. Abeywardena, I.S. (2013). Broadening Access to Open Educational Resources through Effective Searching of Material Written in Regional Languages. Presented at the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) Research Roundtable, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  10. Abeywardena, I. S., Tham, C.Y., Chan, C.S., & Balaji. V. (2012). OERScout: Autonomous Clustering of Open Educational Resources using Keyword-Document Matrix. Proceedings of the 26th Asian Association of Open Universities Conference, Chiba, Japan (winner of the Silver Medal for Best Paper Award).
  11. Abeywardena, I. S., Dhanarajan, G., & Chan, C.S. (2012). Searching and Locating OER: Barriers to the Wider Adoption of OER for Teaching in Asia. Proceedings of the Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective on Policies and Practice, Penang, Malaysia.
  12. Abeywardena, I.S. (2011). Development of faboodle to Interact on moodle through Facebook. Proceedings of the 24th  International Council for Distance Education World Conference, Indonesia.
  13. Abeywardena, I.S. (2011). Effectively Assessing the Mastery of Learning Outcomes in ODL Courses. Proceedings of the 25th  Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Malaysia.
  14. Abeywardena, I.S., & Tham, C.Y. (2011). Implementation of Facebook Study Groups as Supplements for Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Adult ODL Environments. Proceedings of the 25th  Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Malaysia (winner of the Gold Medal for Best Paper Award).
  15. Abeywardena, I.S., & S.C. Ho. (2010). Development of a computer-aided ODL Course Development Tracking System. Proceedings of the 24th  Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Vietnam  (winner of the Silver Medal for Best Paper Award) .
  16. Abeywardena, I.S., & Singh, G.K (2010). A Virtual Project Approach To ODL Courses.  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, Malaysia.
  17. Singh, G.K., & Abeywardena, I.S. (2010). Curriculum design and delivery at Wawasan Open University. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, Malaysia.

TEACHING MATERIALS

  1. Abeywardena, I.S. & Komashie, A. (2013). Introduction to Systems. TMM521/04 Advanced Manufacturing. Wawasan Open University Press.
  2. Abeywardena, I.S. (2013). Modelling and Simulation. TMM521/04 Advanced Manufacturing. Wawasan Open University Press.
  3. Abeywardena, I.S. (2013). Modelling and Simulation Applications. TMM521/04 Advanced Manufacturing. Wawasan Open University Press.
  4. Abeywardena, I.S. (2012). Digital Cameras, Digital Camcorders and Mobile Devices. EED502/05 ICT in Education, Wawasan Open University Press.
  5. Tang, C.C. & Abeywardena, I.S. (2012). TCC242/05 Web Database Application. Wawasan Open University Press. (completely OER based course material)
  6. Abeywardena, I.S. (2010). TCC123/05 Visual Programming. Wawasan Open University Press.
  7. Abeywardena, I.S. (2010). TCC236/05 Data Structures and Algorithms. Wawasan Open University Press.

PEER REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Distance Education
  2. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)
  3. Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D)
  4. ICDE Open Praxis Journal
  5. The Asian Association of Open Universities Journal (AAOUJ)
  6. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal
  7. Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)
  8. Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Distance Education & Research (JDER – 2015)
  9. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (AJNM)
  10. International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hong Kong SAR, China, 2018 (Program Committee Member)
  11. International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hong Kong SAR, 2017 (Program Committee Member)
  12. 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016
  13. International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hong Kong SAR, China, 2016 (Program Committee Member)
  14. International Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016
  15. International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE), Hong Kong SAR, China, 2015 (Program Committee Member)
  16. International Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2015), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
  17. 28th  Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference, Hong Kong SAR, 2014
  18. 7th Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF7), Abuja, Nigeria, 2013
  19. IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Hong Kong, 2012
  20. Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources, Penang, Malaysia, 2012
  21. 26th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference, Chiba, Japan, 2012
  22. 25th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference, Penang, Malaysia, 2011

EDITORIAL WORK

  1. Editorial Team Member (2017), Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017.
  2. Editorial Team Member (2017), Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action.
  3. Editor (2017), Interactive Learning Objects: Toolkit for Teachers and Learners.
  4. Editor (2017), Commonwealth of Learning’s Country Highlights 2016-2017.
  5. Editor (2017), Creating and Repurposing OER Using FOSS: A How-To Guide for Teachers and Learners.
  6. Editor (2017), Report: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Consultation on Open Educational Resources.
  7. Editor (2016), Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016.
  8. Editor (June 2016), Institutional OER Policy Template, Commonwealth of Learning.
  9. Editor (March 2016), External Review Toolkit for ODL and eLearning Courses, Commonwealth of Learning.
  10. Editor (March 2016), Connections, 21(1), quarterly publication of the Commonwealth of Learning.
  11. Editorial Board Member (03/2011 – 03/2014), WawasanLink, quarterly publication of Wawasan Open University.
  12. Editorial Board Member (04/2012 – 03/2013), Asian Association of Open Universities Journal.

RESEARCH

Year Project Funding Agency Grant and Duration
2013 – 2014 Broadening Access to Open Educational Resources through Effective Searching of Material. Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI), Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.

Ref. #WOU/IRI/2013(0006)

RM25,000

12 months

2013 Quality and pedagogical guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) use in higher education. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)’ Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Collaborator
2011 – 2015 Text Mining Approach to Faceted Search of Open Educational resources. International Development Research Centre, Canada.

as part of IDRC – Ref. #102791

USD10,400

36 months

2011 Development of the complete ODL university undergraduate technology course TCC242/05 Web Database Application through the re-use of OER material. Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. 12 months
2011 Learning Outcome Manager (LOM) Implementation. Pearson eCollege, USA. 6 months

Co-investigator

2010 – 2013 A study of the current state of play in the use of Open Educational Resources in the Asian Region. International Development Research Centre, Canada.

IDRC – Ref.#102791

27 months

Co-investigator

2010 Use of Facebook Study Groups as Supplements for Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Adult ODL Environments. Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. 18 months
2007 VoiceTalk – R&D project on multiple wireless device integration and control using WiFi and VOIP. Rockford27 (venture capitalists), UK 6 months

Co-Investigator and Lead Programmer