A Few Words

About Me

My life is not easy, But it's Awesome

UI/UX Senior Lecturer ,Researcher and Education Adviser

I am a committed person with over 14 years of experience at several leading academic institutions (7 years in NZ, 5 in KSA, 2 in Jordan) teaching students from various social and cultural backgrounds. Conducts educational research and develops course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions.

Currently, I am working with several academic institutions with several contracts between lecturing, academic supervision and researching.

For the teaching, I am helping my student to Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge in User interface design and user experience field. In addition to using practical situations as learning opportunities by reflecting on performance and then identify actions for self-improvement.

My main research and professional interests are in human-computer interaction and computer education, exploring people’s ideas and how we could have a better digital design in order to have a better life. I believe that proper research should be data-driven and user-centric. It is an iterative process requiring collaboration between multiple teams.

Teaching Statement

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When you ask a successful individuals” how you got to where you are?” You are likely to hear a wide range of responses involving “hard work”, “intelligence” and “creativity”, and when you ask who helped you to get to where you are? the responses will likely include two main sources: teachers and family. Teachers are a special people in the community as they change our life to better place, they have the ability to profoundly influence the thoughts and future directions of generations. Therefore, I look forward to a career intermixing research, teaching, and inspiring new generations of students to innovate and create technologies to positively impact the world.

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

From my experiences as an educator in several international institutions, I can summary five pedagogical views that are relevant to teaching student (undergraduate and postgraduate).  passion is contagious, learning by doing, offer creative environments, communication for future, and critical thinking

Passion is contagious. I am an extremely passionate and energetic person. I taught myself to use my own passion for the subject to engender the same level of passion in my students. Passion is based on effective teaching which is essential for learning. Effective teaching facilitates learning through desire and enthusiasm it creates. I create effective learning environments endeavour to increase the learning potentials of my students.

Learning by doing. Teaching computer is fun for students and their educator. Both need to use their skills and thinking strategically to solve programming problems.

To me, I learn when I am doing by myself. Moreover, I learnt to break the big problem to small pieces. Rather than using slides only, I used to solve problems in front of my student and ask them to try with me with no sham to fail early.

Offer creative environments. I believe a good educator create a safe environment where students feel open and confident to share and communicate their ideas. As I teach students methods of ideation and problem solving (design thinking and UCD) students should feel safe and secure to share their ideas and my role  to help them to come with the idea and refine them into possible pursuits.

Communication for future. When communication is effective, both the student and the teacher benefit. Students need to know how to successfully structure and give talks. Also, I think it is important to teach the students how to write scientific papers and industry report. I encourage my students to present their plan and result in order to train them for their future career.

Critical thinking. Student need to learn how to clearly define a question and asking why before thinking of the answer! So, I teach my students to gather information to help you weigh the options then test their option before refining in the iterative process.

 

FUTURE TEACHING PLANS

I am confident that my background and educational experiences have prepared me for teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. I would be confident in teaching courses in Human-Computer Interaction, Web Development and Design, Design Thinking. I would also be interested in developing senior level undergraduate or graduate courses in User Interface Design or Design Thinking. My ultimate goal is to not just teach fundamental concepts of computer science and human-computer interaction, but to teach how those concepts can be applied to positively impact the world.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns

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