The extended abstracts published in the Proceedings of the Academic Sessions 2014 are the work of researchers from both within and outside the Open University. This year, 130 extended abstracts were received, of which 90 research papers were accepted for presentation, after a peer review process. As in previous years, the papers presented in this year’s Academic Sessions include Open and Distance Learning (ODL) studies as well as research and development in a wide variety of contemporary topics relating to Natural Sciences, Engineering, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.
These Sessions will take place in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Open University of Sri Lanka on 27th and 28th November 2013.
This year we received 154 abstracts for review, of which 111 were accepted for presentation. Approximately one third were from researchers outside the Open University and in addition, a significant number of abstracts reflected collaborative research among academics from both within and outside the Open University.