Dr Amali Weerasinghe

Lecturer
Dr Amali Weerasinghe
  Org Unit School of Computer Science
  Email amali.weerasinghe@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 4626
  Location Floor/Room 4 48 ,  Ingkarni Wardli ,   North Terrace

 

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)
  • Introduction to Software Engineering (ISE) (course coordinator)
  • Web and Database Computing (WDC)
  • Introduction to Programming (IP) (course coordinator)

 

Previous teaching commitments:

  • Introduction to Software Engineering (ISE) (course coordinator - 2014)
  • Software Engineering and Project (SE&P) (course coordinator -2014, 2015)
  • 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)
  • Master of Computing Innovation Project (MCIP) (course coordinator - 2014, 2015)

 

  • Mitrovic, A., Dimitrova, V.G., Weerasinghe, A. and Lau, L., Reflective Experiential Learning: Using Active Video Watching for Soft Skills Training, Accepted for publication in the  Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016),28 November - 2 December, Bombay, India, 2016

  • Izu, C. Weerasinghe, A., Pope, C., A Study of Code Design Skills in Novice Programmers using the SOLO taxonomy, Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Twelfth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER2016) to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 September, 2016.  
  • Lee, H.M. H., Weerasinghe, A., Barnes, J., Oakden-Rayner, L. Gale, W. Carneiro, G., CRISTAL:Adapting Workplace Training to the Real World Context with an Intelligent Simulator for Radiology Trainees, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2016), Zagreb, Croatia, 430-435.
  • Lau, L., Mitrovic, A., Weerasinghe, A. and Dimitrova, V.G., Usability of an Active Video Watching System for Soft Skills Training, Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, held in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2016), Zagreb, Croatia, 2016.
  • Marker, R. J.,  Weerasinghe, A., Active Debugger: ITS to teach C++comprehension skills, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2015), Hangzhou, China, 91-93.
  • Sheard, J., Morgan, M., Butler, M., Falkner, K., Simon, Weerasinghe, A., Initiatives to Increase Student Engagament in First Year ICT, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Sciene Education (ITiCSE 2015), Vilnius, Lithuania, 308-313.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Evans, B., UML-IT: An ITS to teach multiple modelling tasks,  Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2015), Madrid, Spain, 816-819.
  • Weerasinghe, A., Elmadani, M. and Mitrovic, A., Using Eye Gaze to Explore Student Interactions with Tutorial Dialogues in a Substep-based Tutor, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2015) Madrid, Spain, 812-815.
  • Butler, M., Sheard, J., Morgan, M., Falkner, K., Simon and Weerasinghe, A., Understanding the Teaching Context in First Year ICT Education in Australia, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2015), Sydney, Australia,101-109,
  • Sheard, J., Morgan, M., Butler, M. , Falkner, K., Simon and Weerasinghe, A., Assessment in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2015), Sydney, Australia, 91-99.
  • Morgan, M., Sheard, J.,  Butler, M. , Falkner, K., Simon and Weerasinghe, A., Teaching in First Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice, Proceedings of the  Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2015), Sydney, Australia, 81-90.
  • Elmadani, M., Mitrovic, A. and Weerasinghe, A. and Neshatian, K. Investigating Student Interactions with Tutorial Dialogues in EER-Tutor, International Journal of Research and Practice in Technology-Enhanced Learning, 10(1), 2014.
  • Elmadani, M., Weerasinghe, A., and Mitrovic, A., Exploring Student Interactions with Tutorial Dialogues in a Substep-based Tutor, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2014), 30 November - 4 December, Nara, Japan, 77-82.
  • Izu, C., Weerasinghe, A., FlowCharts: A Tool for Computational Thinking, Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC 2014), 30 September - 3 October, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Elmadani, M., Mitrovic, A. and Weerasinghe, A. (2013), Understanding Student Interactions with Tutorial Dialogues in EER-Tutor, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, (ICCE2013), Bali, Indonesia, 30-40.
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic , A., Shareghi Najar, A. and Holland, J. (2013) The Effect of Interaction Granularity on Learning with a Data Normalization Tutor, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on AI in Education (AIED2013), Memphis, USA, 463-47
  • Weerasinghe, A., Shareghi Najar, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2013) How should SE be supported - during problem solving or separately? Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Self-Regulated Learning in Educational Technologies, held in conjunction with  16th International Conference on AI in Education (AIED2013), Memphis, USA, 13-17. 
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Mathews, M., Holland, J. and Elmadani, M. (2012) Supporting Self-Directed Learning Skills in Learning Management Systems, Workshop on Computer-Supported Personalized Learning held in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2012), Singapore, 770-776.
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Thomson, D., Mogin, P. and Martin, B. (2011) Evaluating a General Model of Adaptive Tutorial Dialogues, G. Biswas, S. Bull, J. Kay, A. Mitrovic (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2011), Springer, LNAI 6738, Auckland, NZ, 394-402.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2011) Facilitating Adaptive Tutorial Dialogues in EER-Tutor. G. Biswas, S. Bull, J. Kay, A. Mitrovic (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2011), Springer, LNAI 6738, 630-631.
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A. Van Zijl, M. and Martin, B. (2010) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adaptive Tutorial Dialogues in EER-Tutor, S. L. Wong et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2010), APSCE, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 33-40 (Nominated for the best student paper award).
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A. and Martin, B. (2009) Towards Individualized Dialogue Support for Ill-Defined Domains, Special issue of ill-defined domains in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence of Education, 19(4), 357-379.  
  • Mitrovic, A. and Weerasinghe, A. (2009) Revisiting the Ill-Definedness and Consequences for ITSs, V. Dimitrova, R. Mizoguchi, B. du Boulay, A. Graesser, (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2009), IOS Press, Brighton, UK, 375-382.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2008) A Preliminary Study of a General Model for Supporting Tutorial Dialogues, T.-W. Chan et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE2008, APSCE, Taipei, Taiwan,125-132.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2007) Towards a General Model for Supporting Explanations to Enhance Learning. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2007), Los Angeles, USA, 665-667.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2006) Facilitating Deep Learning through Self-Explanation in an Open-ended Domain, International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES), IOS Press vol. 10(1), 3-19.
  • Weerasinghe, A., (2007) Developing a General Model for Supporting Self-Explanation for Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Young Researchers’ Track of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2007), Los Angeles, USA.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2006) Studying Human Tutors to Facilitate Self-Explanation, Ikeda, M., Ashley, K. and Chan, T.-W. (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2006), Jhongli, Taiwan, 713-715.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2006) Individualizing Self-Explanation Support for Ill-Defined Tasks in Constraint-based Tutors, Aleven, V., Ashley, K., Lynch, C. and Pinkwart, N. (eds.), Proceedings of the workshop on ITS for Ill-defined domains of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2006), Jhongli, Taiwan, 56-64.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2005) Supporting Deep Learning in an Open-ended Domain. In: M. Negoita, B. Reusch (eds) Real World Applications of Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 179, 2005, XVI, 295 p. ISBN: 3-540-25006-9, pp. 105-152.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2005) Using Affective Learner States to Enhance Learning, In: Khosla, R., Howlett, R. J. and Jain, L.C. (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2005), Melbourne, Australia, 465-471.
  • Mitrovic, A., Suraweera, P., Martin, B. and Weerasinghe, A. (2004) DB-suite: Experiences with Three Intelligent, Web-based Database Tutors, Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR), vol. 15, no. 4, 409-432.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2004) Supporting Self-Explanation in an Open-ended Domain, In: Negoita, M. Gh., Howlett, R. J. and Jain, L.C. (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES 2004), Wellington, New Zealand, 306-313.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2003) Effects of Self-Explanation in an Open-ended Domain, In: Hoppe, U., Verdejo, F. and Kay, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2003), Sydney, Australia, 512-514.
  • Weerasinghe, A. and Mitrovic, A. (2002) Enhancing Learning through Self-Explanation, In: Kinshuk, Lewis, R., Akahori, K., Kemp, R., Okamoto, T., Henderson, L., and Lee, C-H (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2002), Auckland, NZ, 244-248.

 

 

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