Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)

Publications and Presentations

2017

Book Chapters

  • Naidu (in press). Distance Education in Australia: A Postscript, In National Systems in an Era of Global Online Distance Education – Past, Practice, and Prognosis, edited by Edited by Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Adnan Qayyum, Athabasca University Press.
  • Naidu, S. (2017). Open Educational Practice: Caveat Emptor, Divya Singh and Christoph Stückelberger (Eds.), Ethics in Higher Education: Values-driven Leaders for the Future, 287-305. Geneva: Globethics.net, ISBN 978-2-88931-164-4 (online version) ISBN 978-2-88931-165-1 (print version).
  • B. Sharma, R. Kumar, V.Rao, R. Finiasi, S. Chand, V. Singh, R. Naicker, Supporting Learning with mLearning Systems in Pacific Education, to appear in Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning, Springer 2017

Journal Editorials

Journal Articles

  • Yuriev, E., Naidu, S., Schembri, L. S., & Short, J. L. (2017), Scaffolding the development of problem solving skills in chemistry: guiding novice students out of dead ends and false starts. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00009J.

Conference Papers & Presentations


2016

Books

Book Chapters

  • Naidu, S. (2016). Mainstreaming Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning. In Our World in Your Place: 30 Years of Distance Learning and Teaching at the University of Otago, edited by Kwok-Wing Lai, Sarah Stein, Penny Field, and Kathryn Pratt. Published by Distance Learning Office, University of Otago, pages 92-108.
  • B. Sharma, A. Jokhan, R. Kumar, R. Finiasi, S. Chand and V. Rao, Use of Short Message Service for Learning and Student Support in the Pacific Region, Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning, Springer 2016.

Journal Editorials

  • Naidu, S. (2016) Joining or starting a new conversation?, Distance Education, 37:3, 241-244, DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2016.1226190.

 Journal Articles

  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Rajendra, J.C.N., Ratnayake, H.U.W and Naidu, S. (2016). Peer facilitated discussions to enhance OER-Based eLearning, AAOU Journal, 11(1), 1-16. DOI 10.1108/AAOUJ-07-2016-0022.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Opening up Access to Education with Open Educational Resources (Paper submitted to be considered for being published in the Journal of NSF – Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences).
  • McDowell, J., Styles, K., Sewell, K., Trinder, P., Marriott, J., Maher, S., & Naidu, S., (2016). A Simulated Learning Environment for Teaching Medicine Dispensing Skills. American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 80(1):11. doi: 10.5688/ajpe80111.
  • Naidu, S. (2016). Technology, education and design: The sciences of the artificial (trans. by Junhong Xiao). Distance Education in China, 2, 43-50. Doi:10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20160226.008.
  • Prasad, D., Totaram, R., & Usagawa, T. (2016). A Framework for Open Textbooks Analytics System. TechTrends, 60(4), 344-349.
  • Prasad, D., Totaram, R., & Usagawa, T. (2016). Development of open textbooks learning analytics system. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(5), 215-234.
  • White, P. J., Naidu, S., Yuriev, E., Short, J., McLaughlin, J. E., & Larson, I. (2016). Student engagement with a flipped classroom teaching design affects pharmacology examination performance in a manner that is dependent on question type, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
  • Zawacki-Richter, O., & Naidu, S. (2016). Mapping research trends from 35 years of publications in Distance Education (Junhong Xiao trans.). Distance Education in China, 9, 32-47+76. DOI10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20160929.005.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Bhartu, D., Prasad, D., & Yusuf, J., (2016). Technology-enabled Environments for Flexible Learning: A Case Study at the University of The South Pacific, Paper presented at the Eight Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/251

  • Bhartu, D, Newell, A., (2016). A New Wave of Pacific Learning and Teaching: The University Of The South Pacific’s First Ever MOOC, Paper presented at the Eight Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Chief, I, & Jione, M. & Totaram, R (2016). Creating ePortfolios at Pacific TAFE- creating spaces for students to demonstrate competencies in their profession. Presented at Mahara Hui 2017, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. https://maharahui.org.nz/mod/page/view.php?id=132
  • Jione, M., Moeava, P. (2016). Using Mahara to demonstrate skills acquired in a hospitality workplace practicum. Presented at Mahara Hui 2017, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. https://maharahui.org.nz/mod/page/view.php?id=132
  • Kanas, J., Prabhakar, P., & Hussein, M. (2016, September 27-29). Thinking "Quality" in Online Courses at the University of the South Pacific. Paper presented at the 2016 MoodleMoot AU, Perth, Australia
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., & Naidu, S. (March 2016). From Mindsets to Mindstorms: Promoting Transformational Change in OEP at OUSL. Poster Presentation at: OEPS Forum4, March 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Prasad, D., Bhartu, D., & Yusuf, J., (2016). Open Educational Resources And Practices at The University Of The South Pacific: Status Report and Future Directions, Paper presented at the Eight Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2516 
  • Yusuf, J., Prasad, D., & Bhartu, D., (2016). The Integration of Multimedia for Online and Blended Learning at the University of the South Pacific, Paper presented at the Eight Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2499

2015

Book

  • Racule, E, Jione, M (2015). Digital Video. A guide for teaching and learning (Version 1)  Suva, The University of the South Pacific

Book Chapters

  • Narayan, N., & Lesuma, A. (2015). Eeny, meeny, miny, moe – open education resources (OER) selection for English language skills proficiency at the University of the South Pacific (USP). In K. C. Li & K. S. Yuen (Eds.), Studies and Practices for Advancement in Open and Distance Education (pp. 183-193). Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press.

Journal Editorials

 Journal Articles

  • Malone, D.T., Short, J.L., Naidu, S., White, P.J., Kirkpatrick, C.M.J. (2015). Mapping of the Australian Qualifications Framework standards onto an undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy course, Pharmacy Education [P], vol 15, issue 1, International Pharmaceutical Federation, The Hague Netherlands, pp. 261-269.
  • Naidu, S. (2015). Looking Back Looking Forward: The invention and reinvention of Distance Education, OUSL Journal, 7, 123-134 (Reprinted with permission from Distance Education).
  • White, P.J., Larson, I.C., Styles, K., Yuriev, E., Evans, D.J.R., Short, J.L., Rangachari, P.K., Malone, D.T., Davie, B.J., Naidu, S., Eise, N. (2015). Using active learning strategies to shift student attitudes and behaviors about learning and teaching in a research intensive educational context, Pharmacy Education [P], vol 15, issue 1, International Pharmaceutical Federation, The Hague Netherlands, pp. 116-126.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Hazelman, V., Jione, M., & Cabebula, T. (2015, October 14-16). The evolving technologist: reflecting on the role of the Education Technologist in a regional university. Paper presented at the Twenty-sixth International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE): Growing capacities for sustainable & distance e-learning provision, Sun City Resort, South Africa.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N. & Ratnayake, H.U.W. (2015). Peer-facilitated discussions to enhance OER-based eLearning. Research paper presented at the 29thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 November- 02 December, 2015. *(Paper was selected as a Finalist for the Best Practice Award – AAOU-2015).
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Openness in Education: Teacher perspectives through concept mapping. Research paper accepted to be presented at the 29thAnnual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Kualalumpur, Malaysia, 30 November- 02 December, 2015.
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Gonsalkorala, L.R., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Rajini, M., Wanasinghe, S., Weerakoon, S., Karunanayaka, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, R., Fernando, M.N.C., & Gnaneratnam, K. (2015). Perspectives and practices of student teachers of OUSL in the use of OER in teaching and learning. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2015, held 19-20 November, 2015, at OUSL, Nawala.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Rajendra, J.C.N. & Ratnayake, H.U.W. (2015). From OER to OEP: Shifting Practitioner Perspectives and Practices with Innovative Learning Experience Design. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Distance Education (ICDE), held 14-16 October, 2015, at Sun City, South Africa, hosted by the University of South Africa (Unisa). *(Paper was awarded the ICDE Prize -2015 for Innovation and Best Practice in Open, Distance, Flexible, Online Education and E-learning; Published in the Journal, Open Praxis).
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Opening up Access to Education: Role of Open Educational Resources. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Promoting Socio-Economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects, held 15-16 July 2015, National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Lowry, J, Jione, M., Koto, C. & John, E. T. (2015, September 9). Developing lifelong skills through problem-based learning: A case study of student videos promoting waste recycling at USP. Presented at Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching, Japan - Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre, Laucala Campus, Fiji.
  • Naidu, S. & Karunanayaka, S. P. (2015). Impacts of OER: What difference does it make & how? Research paper presented at the International Conference on Distance Education (ICDE), held 14-16 October, 2015, at Sun City, South Africa, hosted by the University of South Africa (Unisa).

2014

Books

  • Menon, M., Naidu, S., & Sanjaya Mishra (Eds.) (2014). Professional Development Programme on OER-Based eLearning. Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia, New Delhi, India, CCBYSA.
  • Naidu, S., & Sanjaya Mishra (Eds.) (2014). Case Studies on OER-Based eLearning. Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia, New Delhi, India, CCBYSA.

Book Chapters

Journal Editorials

  • Naidu, S., & Barbera, E. (2014). The weakest link: Assessment and accreditation in MOOCs. Digital Education Review, 25, 1-5, http://greav.ub.edu/der.
  • Naidu, S. (2014). In search of ‘what works’ in online and distance education, Distance Education, 35(1), pages 1-3. DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2014.902887.

 Journal Articles

  • Koroivulaono, T. (2014). Open Educational Resources: a regional university’s journey. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, 11(3). pp. 91-107. 
  • Naidu, S. (2014). Looking back, looking forward: The invention and reinvention of distance education. Distance Education, 35, 263–270. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2014.961671.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Chief, I., Naqiolevu, E., & Tuitoga, A. (2014). Pacific Island students paddling in the Information digital literacy canoe: A study of University of the South Pacific Students. In E-Learn 2014─World conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education, October 27-30, New Orleans. 
  • Jione, M, Charlotte, T. (2014, September 10). Assessing the effective use of online academic resources: an exploratory study.Presented at Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching 2014, Japan - Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre, Laucala Campus, Fiji.
  • Karunanayaka, S. P., & Naidu, S. (2014). Impacts of the integration of OER in teacher education programs at the Open University of Sri Lanka, Research paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Hong Kong, China, 28-31 October, 2014. Available at www.stou.ac.th/lcm/Uploadfile/AAOU%202014%20Proceedings.pdf
  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Dhanapala,  T.D.T.L., Gonsalkorala, L.R. & Ariyaratne, A.  (2014). From mind maps to mindsets: Shifting conceptions about OER at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the 2nd Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources: Beyond Advocacy, Research and Policy, held 23-26 June, 2014, at Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia. Available at weko.wou.edu.my.
  • Koroivulaono, T., Racule, E. (2014). Student Online Orientation, the case of UU204’s Amazing Race. Presentation to the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching 2014, The University of the South Pacific, Suva.
  • Lesuma, A., & Narayan, N. (2014, July 7-9).  Agility in online programme design: the University of the South Pacific experience. EDULEARN14 Proceedings: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 213-218). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Lipscomb, N & Irene Yee Chief, (June 16-19, 2014) Texas Southern University’s Teaching and Learning Excellence Center/National Science Foundation sponsored-Center for Research Complex Networks 2014 International Teaching and Learning Conference, International Trends in Evidence Based Research, Teaching & Learning. Houston Marriott Westchase, Texas, USA.  Paper: Integrating Digital Technology within Diverse Adult Learning Environments (#141) Abstract accepted
  • Naqiolevu, E., & Lesuma, A. (2014, July 7-9).  Enhancing support for first year undergraduate flexible learning students at the University of the South Pacific. EDULEARN14 Proceedings: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 229-238). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Yusuf, J. (2014). A tale of two media formats: Digitization at the University of the South Pacific, Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Congress of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Cape Town, South Africa.

            2013

            Book Chapters

            • Naidu, S. (2013). Rethinking Open Educational Practices. In Schooling and Beyond, Sitansu S. Jena and Sushmita Mitra (Eds.), (pages 109-118), National Institute of Open Schooling, Delhi, India. Translated in Chinese by Frank (Junhong) Xiao (Open University of China), Open Education Research Volume 20(2), April, 2014.
            • Naidu, S. (2013). Foreword. ‘Assessment and evaluation of time factors in online teaching and learning’, edited by Elena Barbera and Peter Reimann, New York, Idea Group.
            • Naidu, S. (2013). Instructional design models for optimal learning. In Moore, M.G. (Ed.), The Handbook of Distance Education, 3rd edition (268-281), New York, Routledge.

            Journal Editorials

            • Naidu, S. (2013). Transforming MOOCs and MOORFAPs into MOOLOs, Distance Education, 34(3), 253-255, DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2013.842524.
            • Naidu, S. (2013). Learning about learning and teaching online, Distance Education, 34(1), pages na.
            • Naidu, S. (2013). Connectionism, Distance Education, 33(3), pages na.

            Conference Papers & Presentations

            • Chief, I. (2013, March 17-18). Online Learning: Non-Traditional Minority Women in pursuit of Degree Completion. Paper presented at ACHE Mid-Atlantic Region Annual Conference: Success, Not Just Access, Springfield College, Wilmington, Delaware.
            • Hazelman, V., & Koroivulaono, T. (2013, December 2-6). What next? Progressing learning innovations in a regional university. Paper presented at the Seventh Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7): Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation, Abuja, Nigeria.
            • Jione, M. & Yusuf, J. (2013, October 9-11). A Moodle voyage at USP.Presented at ULEARN13 New Zealand's Premier Education Conference, Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.
            • Karunanayaka, S., & Naidu, S. (2013). Capacity building of academic staff in the integration of ICT and OER in teacher education programs at the Open University of Sri Lanka, Paper presented at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), Abuja, Nigeria 2 - 6 December, 2013.
            • Koroivulaono, T., Paterson, D., & Tuisawau, P. (2013). A snapshot of transforming pedagogies in a sea of islands. Presentation to the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching 2013, The University of the South Pacific, Suva.

            2012 - 2002

            2012

            • Naidu, S. (2012). Editorial, Distance Education, 33(1), pages na.
            • Sequeira, D. & Naidu, S. (November, 2012). Teaching to assessment: Heresy or sound educational practice. CSUEd2012, Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University.

            2011

            • Chandra, R., Hazelman, V., & Koroivulaono, T. (2011). Leveraging technology for tertiary education in the South Pacific. In M. Bray & M. Martin (Eds.), Tertiary education in small states: Planning in a context of globalization (pp. 215-231). Paris: IIEP-UNESCO.
            • Bhartu, D. (2010-2011, 31 December-4 January). Online Assessment Methods for Mathematics. Symposium presentation at the International Conference on Mathematics of Date: Mathematics Education and Practice, Allahabad, India.
            • B. Sharma and V. Rao, - , ICT Symposium, SPICTEC 2011, University of the South Pacific, Fiji, 20- 23 July, 2011
            • Yusuf, J., & Tuisawau, P. (2011). Student Attitudes Towards the use of e-Portfolios: Experiences from The University of the South Pacific. Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, 11(4), 31-41.
            • Yusuf, J. & Tuisawau, P. (2011). Student attitudes towards the use of ePortfolios: Experiences from the University of the South Pacific, Paper presented at the 2011 ePortfolios Australia Conference, Perth, Australia.
            • R. Totaram, B. Sharma, and A. Jokhan, Teaching Mathematics in an Online Environment, International Conference on Mathematics of Date (ICMD 2010-2011), December 31, 2010 -January 4, 2011

            2010

            • D. Bhartu and R. Totaram, Managing Moodle at the University of the South Pacific, Moodle Moot AU, 2010
            • Evans, J., & Hazelman, V. (2010). Distance and Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific: Computer Science Challenges. In W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall (Eds.), Educational Technology in Practice: Research and Practical Case Studies from the Field, Educational Design and Technology in the Knowledge Society Series (pp. 67-80). USA: Information Age Publishing.
            • Koroivulaono, T., Lesuma, A., & Vakamocea, L. (2010, November 22-28). Repurposing OER – The USP Experience. Paper presented at the Sixth Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6): Access and Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives, Kochi, India.
            • Lesuma, A., & Vakamocea, L. (2010). USP Case Study. In F. Rennie & M. Weller (Eds.), Open to All: Designing digital courses using Open Educational Resources. UK: Blurb Publishing.
            • Prasad, D., Yusuf, J., Bhartu, D., & Tuisawau, P. (2010). The final countdown 3, 2, 1… zero: Launching towards a university wide implementation of an ePortfolio system, Paper presented at the Sixth Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6), Kerala, India. 
            • Tuisawau P. (2010). The School of Law Moodle experience: Scenario based Multiple Choice Tests and Moodle Database Tool. Presentation to the Moodle High level Workshop 2010, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
            • Tuisawau, P. (2010). ePortfolio at USP: Starting up. Presentation to the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching 2010, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

            2009 - 2002

            • Onwubolu, G. C., Sharma, A., Dayal, A., Bhartu, D., Shankar, A., & Katafono, K. (2008, September 15-19).  Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Group Method of Data Handling for Inductive Modeling. Paper presented at the International Conference on Inductive Modelling (ICIM), Kiev, Ukraine.
            • R. Totaram, B. Sharma, and J. Vanualailai, An Interactive Window for Split/rejoin Maneuvers of Swarms, 7th joint Australia-New Zealand Mathematics Convention (ANZMC2008), December 7-12, 2008
            • Rao V, Anand P, Ayoade J. 2007 RFID Location Tracking System for Enhancing Police Services, ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 4–7, 2007
            • Evans, J., & Hazelman, V. (2006). Hard digital realities: Teaching with technology in the Pacific Islands. Paper presented at the 4th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4), Jamaica
            • Wah, R., & Tuisawau, P. (2002, 29 July-2 August). Flexible delivery at University of the South Pacific: No mean feat. Proceedings of the Second Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning: Open Learning–Transforming Education for Development, Durban, South Africa.