Iroshini
Ms. S. H. I.P. Ratnapala

(Iroshini)

Lecturer (Probationary)

+94-81-2393482

iroshinir@pdn.ac.lk / iroshinir@eng.pdn.ac.lk


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Educational Qualification:

~ PG Diploma in Online & Distance Learning (The Open University, UK)


~ MPhil ( Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya)


~ M. Sc (Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya)


~ Graduate Diploma in Computing (UCSC, Colombo)


~ B. Sc (Faculty of Science, University of Colombo)



Appointments:

~ Lecturer (Prob) at Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya since May 2011


~ Instructor in Computer (Grade I) at Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya from May 2002 – April 2011


~ Project Officer at Council for Information Technology (CINTEC) from Oct 1998 to April 2002



Consultancy:

~ Consultancy for “Incorporation of Student Centered Learning (SCL) and Configuration of e-portfolio” in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna from November 2015 to January 2016.


~ Consultancy for “Development and establishment of a dedicated web facility for e-learning” in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya from August 2014 to December 2015.



Scholarships:

~ Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship in 2018


~ ADB Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001




Other Teaching Appointments (Selected):

~ Staff Development Programme for teachers in Faculties of Health Sciences from 2013, conducted by Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for the sessions on "Online course development using Learning Management System (LMS)"


~ Induction Programme for Academic Staff from 2005, conducted by Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, for the sessions on "ICT for effective teaching and learning" (till 2011) and "Online teaching and e-learning" (since 2012).


~ Two days workshop on “Dental e-Learning System” for the for the Academic staff of the Faculty of Dental Science in October 2014, University of Peradeniya.


~ Two days workshop on “ Technical aspects of a Moodle e-Learning system” for the Technical staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, which was organised by the Art Education Unit in August 2014.


~ Two days workshop on “Incorporating ICT in curriculum and improving delivery methods” for the acdemic staff members at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya in February 2014.


~ One day workshop on “Blended Learning using MOODLE and Webblogs” for the Academic staff of the Faculty of Dental Science, University of Peradeniya on 24th July 2013.


~ Awareness programme on “Introduction to e-learning” conducted for the Academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on 19th July 2013.


~ One day workshop on “Teaching with Moodle” for the Academic staff of the Faculty of science, University of Peradeniya in May 2013.



Certifications and training (after 2010):

~ Successfully completed an online course on “Blended Learning Essentials” in March 2017


~ Successfully completed an online course on “Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning” in February 2017


~ Successfully completed a 4 day workshop on “Workshop on Scientific Writing for MPhil/PhD Students” conducted by Centre for Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies (CERPS) in 2016.


~ Short Course on “Sampling Techniques, Survey Design and Analysis”, conducted by Postgraduate Institutes of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya


~ Induction Programme for Academic Staff, conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya.


~ Three day workshop on Java Standard Edition (Version 7) at Software View in June 2012.


~ Three day short course on “Analysis of Experimental Data: Biological & Medical Applications” conducted by Postgraduate Institutes of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya 2010



Publications:

Ratnapala I. P., Ragel R. G., Deegalla S., ”Correlation Analysis Between Students' On-line Access Behaviour and Learning Style ”,Proc. of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2017, pp. 51, Nov 2017.


Ratnapala I. P., Ragel R. G., Deegalla S., ”Moodle based individual learning style indication system (ILSLS) ”,Proc. of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2016, pp. 34, Nov 2016.


Ratnapala I. P., “Usage patterns of the Learning Management System in the Semester Based Undergraduate Teaching Environment ", Proc. of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2015, pp. 78, Nov 2015.


Ratnapala I. P., Ragel R. G., Deegalla S., "Students Behavioural Analysis in an Online Learning Environment Using Data Mining", Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS) 2014 IEEE 7th International Conference, pp. 56, 22-24 Dec. 2014


Ratnapala S.H.I.P., “Adopting E-Learning for University Education in Sri Lanka - Peradeniya Perspective ", Proc. of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2014, pp. 105, July 2014.


Ratnapala S.H.I.P., “Trends of Blended Learning in University Education: A study in the faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya ", Proc. of Peradeniya University Annual Research Sessions 2011, pp. 3, November 2011.



Research Interest:

e-leaning, Blended Learning


Educational Data mining


Moodle


Student Centred Learning