About

I am an assistant professor of educational technology at the Department of Instructional & Learning Technology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. I received my Ph.D. degree in educational technology from the University of Hull, UK, in 2003. I worked at the Arab Open University, Oman, South Valley University, Egypt, and Partners for Competitive Egypt project, funded by the USAID Egypt. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research in the field of e-learning, distance education, and multimedia and published many papers in refereed journals and international conferences and received many regional and international awards for his contributions to the use of e-learning and integration of technology.

I am very interested in the integration of technology into the curriculum in developing nations. In my paper published in ETR&D (2008), titled " Digital storytelling: A meaningful technology-integrated approach for engaged student learning", I mentioned that, the majority of teachers in many developing countries believe that technology integration is a difficult, time-consuming and resource-intensive endeavor and is more trouble than it is worth. Therefore, I am interested in helping those teachers to provide their students with more and long-term opportunities to spend sufficient time working together with technology and build their own technology-enhanced learning communities.