The OUSL has initiated a research project on design, development, implementation and evaluation of a Massive Open Online Course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD MOOC) for professionals on “Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP)”, with the support of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi, India.
A design workshop in relation to this initiative was held from 2nd to 5th January 2018 at Best Western Elyon Hotel, Colombo, with the expert facilitation by Prof. Som Naidu, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the South Pacific. Dr. Manas Rajan Panigrahi, Programme Officer, Education from CEMCA, Prof. S.A Ariadurai, Vice Chancellor of OUSL, and Prof. J.C.N. Rajendra, Director/International Relations, OUSL also participated in this event. The project team constitutes ten participants from OUSL, under the leadership of Prof. Shironica Karunanayaka, Faculty of Education, OUSL.