Dr. S.A.D.H. Namali Suraweera resumed duties in December 2015

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Dr. S.A.D.H. Namali Suraweera, a lecturer attached to the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences has resumed duties in December 2015,  after completing her PhD in Information Management from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her PhD thesis title is “E-Learning in Information Management (IM) Education in Sri Lanka: An examination of contextual issues”. Namali Suraweera’s research was inspired by the Sri Lankan government’s call for better understanding of the factors that have an impact on the introduction and use of e-learning. Her study has made a significant contribution to addressing this gap. Her study shows that social and cultural aspects are key influencing factors. A key outcome of her study is the development of a contextual framework to guide the planning and adoption of e-learning for Information Management (IM) education. Her study extends education and sociology research (including socio-technological innovation research) involving Fullan’s educational change theory and Hofstede, Hofstede, and Minkov’s cultural dimensions into a developing country context. In addition to the study contributing to theoretical understanding in education and sociology research, the findings of Namali’s study have implications for IM educators and practice in the forms of development of policies, implementation of e-learning, and prioritization and allocation of resources.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Namali Suraweera ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to read her PhD thesis via online.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:19