Dr Amali Weerasinghe

Amali Weerasinghe
Lecturer
School of Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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Dr Amali Weerasinghe

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Lecturer The University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Canterbury New Zealand Ph.D.

Keywords

Artificial Intelligence

Journals

Date Citation
2009 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Martin,B, 2009, Towards individualized dialogue support for ill-defined domains, International Jounal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 19, 4, 357-379

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Izu,MC, Weerasinghe,A, Pope,C, 2016, A Study of Code Design Skills in Novice Programmers using the SOLO taxonomy, ICER'16, Melbourne, Australia 10.1145/2960310.2960324
2016 Lee,H, Weerasinghe,A, Barnes,J, Oakden-Rayner,L, Gale,W, Carneiro,G, 2016, CRISTAL: Adapting workplace training to the real world context with an intelligent simulator for radiology trainees, 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Zagreb, CROATIA 10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8_52
2015 Butler,M, Morgan,M, Sheard,J, Simon,, Falkner,K, Weerasinghe,A, 2015, Initiatives to increase engagement in first-year ICT 10.1145/2729094.2742629
2015 Weerasinghe,A, Elmadani,M, Mitrovic,A, 2015, Using eye gaze data to explore student interactions with tutorial dialogues in a substep-based tutor, 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Univ Natl Educac Distancia, Madrid, SPAIN 10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_122
2015 Marker,R, Weerasinghe,A, 2015, Active debugger: ITS to Teach C++ Comprehension skills
2015 Weerasinghe,A, Evans,B, 2015, UML-IT: An ITS to teach multiple modelling tasks, 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Univ Natl Educac Distancia, Madrid, SPAIN 10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_123
2015 Morgan,M, Sheard,J, Butler,M, Falkner,KE, Weerasinghe,A, Simon,, 2015, Teaching in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, The 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015), Sydney, Australia
2015 Sheard,J, Morgan,M, Butler,M, Falkner,K, Weerasinghe,A, Simon,, 2015, Assessment in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia
2015 Morgan,M, Butler,M, Sheard,J, Falkner,K, Weerasinghe,A, Simon,, 2015, Understanding the Teaching Context of First year ICT Education in Australia, Australasian Computing Education Conference, Sydney, Australia
2014 Elmadani,M, Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, 2014, Exploring student interactions with tutorial dialogues in a substep-based tutor
2014 Izu,C, Weerasinghe,A, 2014, Flowcharts: A tool for computational thinking, 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference, Adelaide
2013 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Shareghi Najar,A, Holland,J, 2013, The effect of interaction granularity on learning with a data normalization tutor, 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Memphis, TN, USA 10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5_47
2013 Elmadani,M, Mitrovic,A, Weerasinghe,A, 2013, Understanding student interactions with tutorial dialogues in EER-Tutor, 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, Bali, Indonesia
2013 Weerasinghe,A, Najar,A, Mitrovic,A, 2013, How should SE be supported - During problem solving or separately?
2012 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Mathews,M, Holland,J, Elmadani,M, 2012, Supporting self-directed learning skills in learning management systems, 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012), Singapore
2011 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Thomson,D, Mogin,P, Martin,B, 2011, Evaluating a general model of adaptive tutorial dialogues, 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Auckland, New Zealand 10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_51
2011 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, 2011, Facilitating adaptive tutorial dialogues in EER-tutor 10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_131
2010 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Van Zijl,M, Martin,B, 2010, Evaluating the effectiveness of adaptive tutorial dialogues in EER-Tutor, 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010), Putrajaya, Malaysia
2009 Mitrovic,A, Weerasinghe,A, 2009, Revisiting Ill-definedness and the consequences for ITSs, 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Brighton, United Kingdom 10.3233/978-1-60750-028-5-375
2008 Weerasinghe,A, Mitrovic,A, Martin,B, 2008, A preliminary study of a general model for supporting tutorial dialogues, 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2008), Taipei, Taiwan

I believe that teaching is a journey of discovery that I embark on with my students. Based on sixteen years of teaching experience in the higher-education sector in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, I see myself as a facilitator supporting students to actively pursue knowledge. I am a proponent of helping students to think for themselves through scaffolding so that they can become independent learners and problem-solvers. To my teaching philosophy, I bring my research expertise in intelligent learning environments that aim to provide interactive learning environments customised for each individual student.

Current teaching commitments:
Software Engineering and Project (SE&P) (course coordinator)
Software Engineering in Industry (course coordinator)
Object-Oriented Programming (course coordinator)
Web and Database Computing (course coordinator)
Software Engineering Workshop II

Previous teaching commitments:
Introduction to Software Engineering (ISE) (course coordinator - 2014, 2016)
Software Engineering and Project (SE&P) (course coordinator -2014, 2015, 2016)
Algorithms Design and Data Structures (ADDS) (2013, 2014)
Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis (ADSA) (2013)
Foundations of Computer Science (FCS) (2014)
Introduction to Programming (IP) (2013 - 2015, course coordinator 2016)
Master of Computing Innovation Project (MCIP) (course coordinator - 2014, 2015)
Web and Database Computing (course coordinator 2014, 2015)

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - 2017 Co-Chair Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS2016)

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 - 2017 Member International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134626
Fax
8313 4366
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ingkarni Wardli
Room Number
4 48
Org Unit
School of Computer Science

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