Master's Courses and Descriptions

ISTC 541 - FOUNDATIONS IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGYThis introductory course provides an overview of the field of instructional technology. This course focuses on helping students to develop an awareness and understanding of the theories and philosophies driving the field. In addition, this course will explore common computer-related technologies used within most learning environments.


Use of database networks for information retrieval; computer hardware and software application programs appropriate for research and curriculum planning; introduction to distance learning; interactive technologies and resource-based learning.

ISTC 633 - INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOThis course explores the design and production of video for education training. The emphasis on the instructional systems design process is supported by laboratory tasks that lead students through the process of producing instructional video. Computer-based editing is used.

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- Reading

- Exercising

- Traveling


To attain a challenging position in the field of Instructional Design & Development in an effort to empower learners with the skills necessary to achieve their goals, using the aid of instructional technologies.

Honors and Awards

2011 Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (Official Reviewer)



Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Instructional Design Intern

Johns Hopkins Medicine Interactive

- Participating in the ISD process in order to develop online training modules for service excellence.- Learning how to use a proprietary LMS in order to import and catalogue courses.

Dec 2009 - Aug 2010

Lead Teacher (e-Learning)

King Saud University

- Explored various new Web 2.0 tools and how they could be applied to language teaching.

- Adapted and implemented a range of ICT tools with learners in face-to-face (f2f) and online contexts (blended learning).

Oct 2008 - Aug 2009

English Instructor

Jubail Industrial College

- Taught engaging lesson plans based on combining task-based materials with theoretical concepts.

- Collaborated with colleagues to design and develop class curriculum and materials.

- Contributed to bi-monthly student assessments per University of Cambridge ESOL Examination standards.

- Assisted in teacher evaluations for ESL instructors in a college setting.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

English Teacher

TEFL International

- Participated in intensive in-class training of various teaching methodologies, grammar and phonology.- Taught students of diverse language levels, covering speaking, writing, reading and listening.

Sep 2002 - Aug 2004

Software Development Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

- Developed and managed software utilities for Fortune 500 companies utilizing various web technologies.- Led a quality assurance initiative for software targeted towards handicap users.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2002

IT Consultant

University of Pittsburgh

- Assisted university staff and students with their technical support problems.- Setup and installed necessary hardware/software components for computers labs and offices.



Course Authoring Tools and LMSs

- Experience using Articulate and UDUTU ( - Exposure to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Flash) and Premiere.

ID Models & Learning Theories

- Familiar with ADDIE and Rapid Prototyping. - Working knowledge of various learning theories including Behaviorist, Cognitivist and Constructivist .


Arabic: Fluent in all aspects (reading, writing, listening and speaking)


- Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS, UNIX - Software: MS Office - Programming Languages: C#, Java, HTML, XML, C/C++, Visual Basic, SQL

Web 2.0 Technologies

- Effective use of prominent Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and WebQuests. - Good understanding of blended learning, m-learning and other ICT courseware. - Able to navigate LMS environments such as Blackboard and Moodle.

Coursework for ISTC 541

Coursework for EDUC 605

Coursework for ISTC 633