Dr Tharindu Rekha Liyanagunawardena is a learning technology researcher and the chair of the Online Learning Research Centre at the University College of Estate Management, UK. Her main interest lies in the area of the social implications of information and communication technologies, especially e-learning. She was the lead facilitator of the ‘Begin programming: Build your first mobile game’ massive open online course (MOOC) offered by the University of Reading on the FutureLearn platform. She is a well-respected and much-cited author in the MOOC literature. She is currently working on projects relating to open educational resources, online assessment and accessibility.