This webinar is hosted in English
For the staff and students at University of the Visual & Performing Arts.
Ms. Kamani Samarasinghe , Faculty of Music is the organizer of this event.
PhD (Educational Technology)
New Delhi, India
Ramesh Sharma is a PhD in Education (in the area of Educational Technology) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA).
From July 2009 till June 2011, he was the Director of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE), at University of Guyana, Guyana, South America to lead distance education activities in the country. He had been a member of Advisory Group on Human Resources Development for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The UNCTAD is one of the main UN bodies devoted to a development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. He has also worked with UNDP for its Enhanced Public Trust, Security and Inclusion (EPTSI) project, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and United Nations Volunteer (UNV) to develop suitable educational opportunities for communities and youth.
Open Education and eLearning
He has been involved in the planning, design and development of teaching and learning materials for Indira Gandhi National Open University; M P Bhoj Open University, Bhopal; Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand University, India. These are premier institutes of India.
He is the Co-Editor of 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (www.ASIANJDE.org) and Country Editor for India for British Journal of Educational Technology. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of many Journals including “International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning”, online journal published by Athabasca University, Canada, “International Journal of Distance Education Technologies” published by IGI-Global, USA; and “Indian Journal of Open Learning” published by IGNOU. He was also on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Distance Education” published by the Taylor & Francis Group.