Prof. Shironica Priyanthi Karunanayaka is a Senior Professor in Educational Technology at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). She has also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education at OUSL Prior to joining OUSL, she has gained experience as a trained teacher of science serving in the secondary school system in Sri Lanka, for over a decade. She served as an Honorary Adviser to the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada during 2019-2021. From April 2023, she was appointed as an Honorary Chair of the Commonwealth of Learning. Being an active researcher, Professor Karunanayaka has published widely in both national and international forums, including three edited books, several book chapters, many refereed journal articles, and over 100 conference papers. Her key research focus is in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies in education, Learning Experience Design, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Open Educational Practices (OEP).