The 13th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL was held at the Open University of Sri Lanka on 19th and 20th November 2015. It was organized by Senate Sub-Committee of OUSL Chaired by Prof. G. M. Kamal Bandara Gunaherath (Chairman, Senate Sub-Committee on Annual Academic Sessions 2015).
Our Chancellor, Prof. Colvin Goonaratna is gracing this occasion as our Chief Guest. We are indeed happy and honoured by his presence. The Keynote addresses were delivered by Prof. Tuley De Silva and Prof. Narada Warnasuriya graced the occasion as the Guest of Honours.We are very grateful to both of them for taking time off from their busy schedules to be with us at the sessions.
Highlighting the uniqueness of the OUSL, Annual Academic Sessions have a distinct session on Open and Distance Learning. The remainder of the papers are categorized in to 10 areas reflecting the diverse and inter-disciplinary nature of research undertaken by the academia within and outside the OUSL.
The Conference Committee received 84 extended abstracts of which 26 were from researchers outside the OUSL. After a rigorous peer review process, a total of 62 extended abstracts were selected for presentation. It is to be noted that substantial number of research papers are outcome of collaborative work within and outside the Open University. Abstracts appearing in this proceedings fall into broad areas including Open and Distance Learning (ODL), Education, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.