Resume

Experience

Director of E-Learning

2018 - Present

Majan University College

Muscat, Oman

  • Enabled a seamless and agile transition from the regular on-campus classes to fully operational and engaging online-campus in a timely manner during the COVID19 crisis resulted in no downtime in learning and teaching at the college.

  • Led the team providing training and support for over 60 lecturers helping them adapt their teaching methods to fully online teaching during the COVID19 crisis.

  • Developing the e-learning policy and its procedures that govern the online teaching activities at the college and monitoring its implementation.

  • Providing lecturers and students with the training and technical support needed to fully utilize and benefit from the virtual learning environment based on Moodle.

  • Exploring, testing, and providing necessary training for new plugins, apps, and tools that empower lecturers and students and enrich the online teaching and learning experience.

  • Periodic reporting of statistics of different online learning activities, engagement rates, most active courses, and resource utilization to line manager and senior management.

  • Checking and testing new releases of Moodle and maintaining an upgraded and stable installation of the virtual learning environment that runs smoothly and effectively.

  • Setup and monitored a robust cloud-based disaster recovery configuration to ensure business continuity of all essential e-learning systems.

  • Liaising with the IT support team to provide a seamless online teaching experience for over 60 lecturers.
    Maintaining a high online engagement rate for the students and lecturers through weekly activities and contests.

  • Promoting new trends, tools, and best practices for asynchronous and synchronous online learning.

  • Developing resources and activities for the online student induction that serves over 300 students every semester.

  • Conducting periodic F2F inductions for students and lecturers to introduce the e-learning and IT services available at the college.

  • Managing the Elearning team.

Learning Technology Advisor

2015 - 2018

Majan University College

Muscat, Oman

  • Managed and configured the college’s virtual learning environment based on Moodle that serves over 4500 users and hosts over 350 active course pages.

  • Administered the lecturers and student enrollment and access to courses and resources on the virtual learning environment.

  • Provided training and technical support in using Turnitin (plagiarism detection service). Turnitin serves 100% of the submitted assignments for all undergraduate students.

  • Trained and supported lecturers to use Google Chromebooks and their apps to have an innovative, collaborative, and engaging learning and teaching experience.

  • Managed and maintained e-learning assets and allocating them to lecturers to facilitate using technology in teaching.

  • Developed tutorials and multimedia learning resources.

  • Provided technical support and guidance to lecturers and students.

  • Webmaster for the official college website.

  • Managed the intranet platform for the college based on Microsoft SharePoint Online.

  • Planned and conducted inductions and training sessions for academics, staff, and students.

Computer Instructor

2009 - 2015

Majan University College

Muscat, Oman

  • Developed and taught various courses for Microsoft Office Suite, Windows OS, Digital Files Management, Internet Security, Productivity Apps, and Internet Communications.  

  • Taught Cambridge International Diploma in IT skills.

  • Developed and taught computer hardware maintenance and basic troubleshooting courses.

  • Taught basic graphic design using Adobe Photoshop courses.

  • Designed instructional and guidance brochures, booklets, and tutorial documents.

  • Managed the college’s official social media channels.

Education

MSc in Computer Science

2011 - 2013

University of Bedfordshire

Luton, UK.

BSc in Computer Science

2002 - 2006

Al Ma'mon University College

Baghdad, Iraq.

Professional Certificates

Instructional Design for eLearning

Issuer: Udemy.com

Date: Jun. 2021

Certified Online Educator

Issuer: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Date: May. 2021

Python Bootcamp: Go from zero to hero in Python.

Issuer: Udemy.com

Date: May. 2019

Bash Scripting and Shell Programming

Issuer: Udemy.com

Date: Jul. 2017

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Issuer: Microsoft

Date: Apr. 2016

Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills

Issuer: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Date: Jul. 2007

Languages

Arabic (native)

English (Fluent)

Interests

E-Learning

Microlearning

Web Development

Gamification

Instructional Design

Google Services

Hobbies

Reading (fiction | non-fiction)

Blogging

Walking

Swimming

Watching movies | series

Listening to podcasts | music

Gaming