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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Collaborative Learning vs. Group Work!

December 29, 2010

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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