Perceptions of Postgraduate Alumni on Knowledge and Enhancing Skills: Experience of the Open University of Sri Lanka
This paper reports on the perception of alumni on knowledge and skills development after completing a Master s Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology (MEAP) offered to wor k ing adults using Open Distance Learning (ODL) . The alum ni perceptions obtained at the end of the programme and after four years of graduation, verified the effectiveness of teaching – learning methods of the programme , its influence on career mobility and contribution to their current job performance. Overall , the a lumni were satisfied with contents of the MEAP and view s expressed reveal ed the programme positively contributed to their professional development . Alumni used the subject specific knowledge, subject specific skills and generic skills gained in thei r professions and a few suggested improvements to hands on experience on subject specific practical skills . // Paper ID 94
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