30th, 31st October 2019
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Open University Research Sessions 2019 (OURS 2019)

Abstracts are invited under seven themes: Open & Distance Learning, Education and English Language Teaching, Engineering & Technology, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Law

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About Us


The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the only National University which offers a wide range of academic programmes of study through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The flexibility and ease of access of this system has enabled the University to cater to the needs of prospective students from all parts of the country, regardless of their level of formal education, socio-economic background or age. It offers Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines through its five Faculties, namely, Education, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Science and Natural Sciences and the Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE).

The Open University takes special interest in fostering research and scholarship, and is a pioneer in research in Open and Distance Learning.

About the Event


Open University Research Sessions 2019 (OURS 2019) will be held on the 30th and 31st October 2019.These Sessions offer a unique forum for academics and researchers both within and outside the Open University to present and discuss their research findings in a wide range of disciplines.

The Organizing Committee of OURS 2019 is pleased to invite academics and researchers to submit their research findings to be presented at the sessions. 

Message from the Director/ Research


The Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka was initiated in 2003 to promote and further strengthen the research culture of The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), which is the premier Open and Distance Learning Institute in Sri Lanka.Over the years, the OUSL has made great strides in research in the fields of Open and Distance Learning (ODL), Education, Engineering & Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. This annual event was upgraded and re-named as the ‘Open University Research Sessions (OURS) in 2016.This re-naming process not only encapsulated the contributions made by these research activities towards the country and its citizens, it also firmly established the potential for foreign collaborations through the involvement of the International Relations Unit (IRU) of At the OUSL. The Open University Research Sessions 2019 will be held on 30 and 31 October 2019.

We are calling for abstracts under the themes, Open & Distance Learning, Education and English Language Teaching, Engineering & Technology, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Law. The OURS 2019 will undoubtedly create opportunities for inventions, innovations and collaborations. 

Prof. Sithy S. Iqbal
Conference Chair – OURS 2019
Director/Research- OUSL

Important Dates
  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2019
    Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019

    Finding of the Novel research may be submitted for oral presentation at the OURS 2019. Submissions should include the extended abstract (for reviewing and publishing)

    Completed submissions can be made through the Easychair website

    The Author declaration form and  Checklist for Authors should be filled after the initial submission of the Extended abstract, through the online system. The completed Author Declaration Form should be either scanned and emailed to dirresearch@ou.ac.lk  or posted to the Director Research, Research Unit, The Open University of Sri Lanka, PO Box 21, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019

    Once accepted, the corresponding authors will be notified by 01st August 2019. The abstract together with reviewer comments will be made available to the authors.

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019

    Academic Staff & Others : LKR 2000

    Fees include Proceedings, Lunch and Refreshments (both days)

    Mode of Payment

    • Bank Payment
      Peoples Bank, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
      A/C No : 174-1001-7-0350215
      Bank No : 7135
      Account Holder : The Open University of Sri Lanka
      Swift code : 023PSBKLKLXRegistration Fee to be deposited to the A/C No. 174-1001-7-0350215 at Peoples Bank, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. Please attach a scanned copy of the Bank Slip with the online Registration form.
    • By cash: Accepted only at the Shroff counter of the OUSL/front office at CRC-Nawala. Please attach a scanned copy of the Slip issued from the Shroff counter
  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019
    Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Academic Staff & Others : LKR 3000

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    Deadline of receiving camera–ready copy of the Final Revised abstracts including suggested changes to the abstract will be 15 September 2019.No revised abstracts will be accepted after the deadline. These abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    OURS 2019 will be held on 30th, 31st October 2019.

Contact the Organizers


Director Research
Prof (Mrs) Sithy S. Iqbal
Tel: +94 (11) 288 1510
Email: ours2019@ou.ac.lk

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.


Conference Location


The OURS 2019 will be held in the Science & Technology building complex, The Open University of Sri Lanka