Shantha Fernando

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Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular in the business world due to the advantages that it offers by eliminating the need to have infrastructure within business premises and dedicated staff to maintain infrastructure. Apart from the advantages the cloud offers, it can also bring in some potential security threats to the organization by not having(More)
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are dominating the eLearning field due to its sound pedagogical features and being open to any interest participant. Due to popularity and the demand, number of MOOCs increases at a higher rate. However, not all the MOOCs meet the goals of user. In other terms, not all the MOOCs are effective. It is vital to identify the(More)
Effectiveness in eLearning is identified as meeting the users' learning goals. It has been the subject of many researches which have led to a variety of dimensions and factors affecting it. However with the latest disruption of educational technology, MOOC has changed the perceptions of eLearning by taking eLearning to a new direction. Hence effectiveness(More)
Around the world, e-learning is becoming popular, especially among higher education institutes (universities). Many highly ranked universities have either already deployed an e-learning system and are fully operational, or they are in a process of deployment where e-learning-based and non e-learning-based educational environments co-exist. It is also(More)
Bandwidth scarcity is a common problem faced in multimedia transmission over broadband wireless networks. From a consumer's perspective, the effectiveness of multimedia delivery suffers significantly in such networks. Further, in a mobile environment, when the number of users increases, they experience interruptions in the received multimedia streams.(More)
In today's business environment it is difficult to obtain senior management approval for the expenditure of valuable resources to " guarantee " that a potentially disastrous event will not occur that could affect the ultimate survivability of the organization. The total information network flexibility achieved depends to a great extent on how network(More)
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are found to be the latest disruption in online education. Since 2012 up to day, there are many MOOCs introduced in many platforms. Some of the platforms are namely Coursera, edX, NovoEd, FutureLearn, Open2Study. For an instance Coursera has more than 700 courses in their platform. Although there is increase demand for(More)
The development and expansion of broadband technologies has stimulated the multimedia streaming market for the delivery of live streaming services which can be used for a variety of applications. The design of a generic audio and video streaming platform that can be employed for a wide range of applications is presented in this paper. A key feature of the(More)
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is a trending phenomenon in online education. Number of participants in a MOOC and the number of MOOCs by platforms and courses are appearing to be increasing at a tremendous level. Although MOOC found to be the “buzz” word, latest reports claim that the hype of the MOOC is fading. One reason to this is(More)