Panels and Discussions
The Arab World - A Global Snapshot
Date Tuesday, Dec 1 Time –
OEB Global surveys the prospects for learning and technology around the world. Our panels of regional experts provide concentrated briefing and analysis on developments in eLearning in every part of the globe, giving you the chance to gain insights into local conditions and opportunities. In this session, our team of specialists focus on the Arab World, guiding you through the terrain and providing an opportunity for you to make contacts, network and discuss key issues
Notre Dame University- Louaize, Lebanon
Over a period spanning 25 years, Dr. Fawzi Baroud has been engaged in promoting technology as a pedagogical tool tied to meeting educational objectives and assessment of learning outcomes in higher education. Specialized in eLearning, systems management, mathematics and electrical engineering, he combines numerous areas of academic expertise for advancing the use of technology in different curricular content areas.
As the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology at Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon, Dr. Baroud leads in the campus-wide planning and implementation of information technologies that support teaching and learning, including training faculty members to integrate educational technology in their teaching.
As champion of open education on campus, Dr. Baroud has made the integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) a key strategic goal of the University. Under his watch, NDU became an institutional affiliate of Creative Commons, and he is currently in the process of formulating policies for the successful use of OER in teaching and learning. He conducts seminars and hands-on workshops on open education and open licensing at leading Lebanese higher education institutions and has become a reference point on the subject.
Dr. Baroud has published several studies on eLearning and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in education, participated in conferences, coauthored the informatics national curriculum for Lebanon, and offered consultancy to academic institutions. His research centers on the use, integration and evaluation of ICT, OER, and eLearning implementation in higher educational contexts.
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She is editor at the journal Hybrid Pedagogy, International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab, editorial board member of 4 journals: Teaching in Higher Education; Online Learning Journal, Journal of Pedagogic Development and Learning, Media and Technology. She is a Prof Hacker and DML Central blogger, and co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org