I’m a highly skilled project manager with a wide range of expertise in educational technology, a sound academic background and over 10 years of international experience in various capacities. I have held key positions in Canada, UK, Malaysia and Sri Lanka since 2007. In the education sector, I have worked with governments, higher education institutions and TVET institutions in Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean. I also come with five years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With a strong list of publications, I have keen research interests in OER, eLearning, MOOC and ODL. My technical interests include search engine optimization, text mining, software development and mobile application development. Currently, I’m in the field of international development where I help governments and institutions mainstream OER.
Course Team Member of “ICT in Education”, Excellence in Distance Education Award (EDEA) – Distance Education Materials: OER, 7th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF7), Abuja, Nigeria (2013).
Silver Medal for Best Paper Award, 26th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Chiba, Japan (2012).
Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia (2011).
Gold Medal for Best Paper Award, 25th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Penang, Malaysia (2011).
Top Performer, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia (2011).
Winner of the Celcom League of Extraordinary Developers Mini Challenge in BlackBerry Playbook device programming, Penang, Malaysia (2011).
Top Performer, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia (2010).
Silver Medal for Best Paper Award, 24th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam (2010).
Runner-up, WestFocus Bright Ideas Competition (Technology), London, UK (2008).
Runner-up, CEEDA Make A Difference (MAD) ideas competition (Technology), London, UK (2008).
Highly Commended, British Council International Student Awards, London, UK (2008).
Best Outgoing Student, Brindhavan College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India (2005).
First Place, IT Gardenia 2003 “Just Code IT” programming competition, Bangalore, India (2003).
N.L.A De Mel Memorial Award for English Literature, Royal College, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2002).