Learning Experience Designer, ZU, Dubai

Position: Learning Experience Designer
Location: Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
Dates of Employment: Feb 2003 – Jun 2009 (6 years, 5 months)

  • Developed comprehensive web and communication strategies, overseeing the acquisition and implementation of the Content Management System and establishing content development policies and procedures, ensuring streamlined operations.
  • Provided pivotal input in the architectural design and specification of classroom layouts for new campuses at Al Ruwayyah, Dubai, and Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, contributing to optimal learning environments.
  • Attained Apple Certified Training Centre status and achieved master trainer certification with Apple and Adobe, enabling the facilitation of student certification programs, and ensuring the highest standards of technological education.
  • Collaborated extensively with Google to pioneer advanced mapping services tailored for UAE educators, organizing and hosting events to promote these services to schools, colleges, universities, and regional businesses.
  • Spearheaded the implementation of Zayed University’s virtual learning environments, integrating blog, wiki, and social media systems tailored to meet the local environment’s unique cultural and religious needs, fostering innovative learning methods.
  • Designed a wide array of teaching and learning resources, encompassing web content, multimedia, video production, and print materials, ensuring a diverse and engaging educational experience.
  • Presented groundbreaking insights and methodologies at esteemed conferences, notably discussing “3-60 Mobile Film Festival” and “G-Book – The Model for Design, Delivery, and Globalization of Contents within Multiple Learning Environments” at prestigious events like ELEARN in Honolulu, USA, and The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in Vancouver, showcasing expertise in leveraging technology for education and global content delivery.

Conference Presentations and Invited Speaker

• 3-60 Mobile Film Festival – A Model for Engaging Students and Local Communities Through Mobile Communications and Social Networking. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN), Honolulu, USA. 2006

• G-Book- The Model for Design, Delivery, and Globalization of Contents within Multiple Learning Environments. The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Vancouver. 2005