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Dr. Kalpani Manathunga

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Computing | Computer Science & Software Engineering

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade) at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
  • Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Information and Communication Technologies, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
  • Master of Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011)  
  • BSc in Information Technology, Curtin University of Technology, Australia (2007)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Predoctoral researcher grant by the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, UPF, Spain (2013 -  2017)
  • Visiting researcher at the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK (October 2016 to January 2017)
  • Academic excellence cash prizes awarded by SLIIT (2005, 2006)

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Learning analytics and scalable pedagogies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Social Network Analysis 
  • Assistive Technologies

Memberships

  • Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EA-TEL)

Ongoing Research

  • Automatic grading of programming assginments 
  • Collaborative learning approaches in scalable educational scenarios
  • Smart educational platforms 

My Publications

Journal Publications

Books

  • Kalpani Manathunga  " Technology Support for Scalable and Dynamic Collaborative Learning: a Pyramid Flow Pattern Approach." Barcelona, Spain,  UPF,  2017,    pp.180,  

Conference Proceedings

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