Author: admin

Ismail is an English Lecturer and technology specialist who is interested in the integration of technology in teaching and learning.

Digital Tools & Social Media for Authors and Editors

December 26, 2017

Are you interested in getting published? If yes, you should consider some of the recent technologies and authoring software that could save you hundreds of hours managing your content or organizing your ideas. My favorite two tools are Scrivener and EndNote. The first is a very professional software that many authors and academics use to […]

Read More

Easily Format a Table of Content TOC

November 13, 2017

For many of us, formatting a MS table of content (TOC) could be a terrible experience. One of the major issues in the current MS TOC is that they are automatically updated every time you attempt to do a slight edit. Unfortunately, there are not many options for editing it without facing the automatic update […]

Read More

24 نصيحة للملياردير وارن بافيت في الاستثمار وتكوين الثروات

November 4, 2017

24 نصيحة للملياردير ?وارن بافيت? في الاستثمار وتكوين الثروات بصافي ثروة تقدر الآن وفقًا لمجلة فوربس بـ 66.5 مليار دولار ليحتل المركز الثالث في قائمة أغنى أغنياء العالم. رجل قد عركته السنون في الاستثمار وتكوين الثروات؛ إذ يبلغ من العمر 86 عامًا. الرئيس التنفيذي للعملاقة ?بيركشاير هاثاواي? القابضة التي تعمل في خدمات الاستثمار، أسسها في […]

Read More

M-Learning in Your ESL Classroom: A Presentation at Qatar University

December 1, 2013

In my last Qatar TESOL PD presentation at Qatar University last week, I introduced mobile learning research initiatives in different parts of the world. I draw attention to the fact that several small and large scales initiatives have already taken place in different countries and regions including the middle east in an attempt to reach […]

Read More

ELF 2013

June 11, 2013

Online presence workshop. Website Design PD Session from Edu Nile

Read More

New Mooc Introduction

April 10, 2013

Hi, I am writing this post to share my blog page with other participants in the “Language Teaching Mooc“. If you are interested in this new kind of courses, please join us. 😉 So, my name is Ismail Fayed, an Egyptian based in Qatar. I work as an English Lecturer and E-Learning Coordinator at Qatar […]

Read More

QU Learn App in the media!

November 9, 2012

My recent mobile application for learning English in the Android OS is featured in some local media here in Qatar. It is a good motivation to think of more development of this project or similar initiatives.

Read More

Research Project Featured in “QU Campus Life” Magazine

It is great to see this simple app QU Learn competing with other international applications in the field of m-learning. I am proud of it. It has been featured in QU campus life. Read the news below..

Read More

Teacher Effectiveness: Personal Reflections

May 14, 2011

This week I attended a presentation for Christine Coombe from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai as an invited speaker in our FPDE department in Doha. Her session was about “What the Research Tells Us About Teaching Effectiveness”. I would like to share some of the interesting points I had during this session. The session […]

Read More

CMS: Moving Beyond Web 2.0

March 14, 2011

After many years of using technology in education and working with websites of all types, I thought of this topic. I summarizes my current experience with several educational websites and portals. The ideas is to help manage your online presence rather than being scattered in so many places. I have introduced this vision to TESOL […]

Read More

Egypt 2.0

March 13, 2011

Few weeks ago no body would have ever believed the amazing political changes that happened so far. It was and still looks like a big dream all Egyptians along with many other Arab countries still experience against oppressive regimes. The question that arose to my mind and to many others right after the success of […]

Read More

TESOL Arabia 2011: A Community Service for Teachers

December 29, 2010

It is time of the year again to prepare for TEOSL Arabia conference. I can’t deny the enormous amount of skills I have learned in the last year while helping this non-profit organization. TESOL Arabia is one of the most prominent TESOL organizations in the ME and the gulf region. This means lots of responsibilities […]

Read More

Collaborative Learning vs. Group Work!

I have been enjoying this workshop organized at Qatar University OFID office. It is one of their regular PD events for our faculty. Since I have joined QU, I have seen how hard working and committed to providing all sorts of PD opportunities to all faculty and learners they are. So, back to this workshop […]

Read More

Multitasking & Web 2.0

April 19, 2010

I came across an interesting review of a recent study on multitasking. The study highlights the impact of multitasking on each individual using the internet, particularly web 2.0 and social web users. The review is in Arabic, but you still can watch the video or check the bibliography list at the end of that article. […]

Read More

TESOL Arabia Conference Online (TACON 2010)

March 16, 2010

This year I had the pleasure of chairing TESOL Arabia’s new initiative TACON online As a dream I had for the last two years, it was finally there for the ELT community in the ME and around the world. Initiating this environment was not an easy process. However, it was a wonderful learning experience. […]

Read More

MA Graduation

January 2, 2010

It might be a bit late in posting about my graduation, but I was overwhelmed with many things since I completed my MA program. It was a wonderful but challenging program that took me three years to complete from the University of Manchester. Taking the decision to make this program via distance learning mode in […]

Read More

How to Implement Technology in the Web 2.0 Era?

November 4, 2009

This post is a suggested topic to include in the edtech chat series. I just would like to move a bit from discussing or debating the advantages/ disadvantages of technology to the actual implementation of it in the classroom. I would love to hear people talking from the field and sharing their real life and […]

Read More

Back to My Blog

October 21, 2009

I should confess it has been so long since I last visited this blog. Working on my dissertation took almost all my time. My initial plan was to use this blog for major parts of my research work. However, things turned to be very stressful at some points that I couldn’t stick to this. I […]

Read More

Amazing Statistics

May 5, 2009

Ever wondered how some presenters manipulate data to show them in an impressive manner that attracts poeple’s attention. I came across this TED video which shows an amazing new initiative from the UK. The new service is based on the collaboration of some educators and programmers to integrate the use of powerpoint, flash, animation, and […]

Read More

The 6th Sense and Technology

April 11, 2009

It is amazing what technology might look like in the future. Thinking about the possibilities and potentials of applied technologies for accessibility and life might drive one’s crazy. After all, what seemed to be a dream 10 years ago is now a simple reality because of technology! I leave you with this interesting introduction of […]

Read More