CLICKS

| Major Initiatives and Contributions.

2011-2015
HBMeU
Academic Strategic Plan

Developed the HBMeU Academic Strategic Plan for 2011-15.

2012-2013
MENA region
Advancement of Higher Education

Established and set up the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) as a pioneering center supporting the development and advancement of higher education in the MENA region (2012-13)

2011-12 & 2012-13
HBMeU
Academic Governance Charter

Developed the HBMeU Academic Governance Charter for 2011-12and 2012-13

2012
ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents
Organized and Managed

Organized and managed to host the 2012 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents which took place in November, 2012 in Dubai.

2011-2012
HBMeU
Development, Establishment and Accreditation

Led the development, establishment and accreditation of the HBMeU first PhD program with concentrations in: TQM, Education Leadership and Healthcare Administration (2011-12).

2011-2012
HBMeU
Annual Congress

Chaired the HBMeU Annual Congress for 2011 and 12. An international referee congress attracting international speakers, presenters, research and delegates from over 64 countries.

2011
ICTLC
Established the first Consortium for teaching and learning centers

Established the first Consortium for teaching and learning centers (ICTLC) in 2011 comprising 11 universities from 10 different countries among which are: The Open University, UK; the Malaysia Open University, Montreal University and the American University of Cairo. The consortium is establish in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in member institutions by creating a collaborative platform for developing knowledge, sharing resources and case studies, providing leadership and encouraging community building.

2010
HBMeU
e-Learning Excellence Award

Developed and launched the first e-Learning Regional Awards (HBMeU e-Learning Excellence Award) in 2010 recognizing outstanding achievements in the field of e-learning made by both organizations and/or individuals in the Arab World. The award categories cover: Best Research work, best design and development of online courses and individual outstanding achievement in e-learning.

2010
Middle East e-Learning Association
First elected President

Founded and acted as the first elected President of the Middle East e-Learning Association. A regional society launched in early 2010 and dedicated to growing the understanding, practice and knowledge transfer of e-learning in the region.

2009-2010
University of St. Gallen
Middle East e-Learning Quality (MeLQ)

Led in collaboration with the Swiss Center for Innovation and Learning at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, the development of the Middle East e-Learning Quality (MeLQ) in 2009-10.

2008 and 2009
e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East Conference
Founder and Former Chair

Founder and former chair (2008 and 2009) of the e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East Conference which is running in its 6th year.

2008 and 2009
e-TQM College
University Licensure

Led the university Licensure in 2008 through which the college (e-TQM College) was granted its university status (Hamdan Bin Mohamed e-University) in 2009.

2008
International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning
Founder and Editor

Founder and Editor of the International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning (established in 2008).

2007-2008
First e-Education School
Established

Established the first e-Education school in the region focusing on offering academic degrees in online education by offering three master level programs covering the areas of educational technologies, instructional design and online education leadership and management (2007-2008).

2006-2008
Virtual Learning Environment
Development

Led the development of the university’s first virtual learning environment (2006-2008) and established the university’s digitization center in India.

2007
International Journal of Excellence in e-Solutions
Founder and Editor

Founder and Editor of the International Journal of Excellence in e-Solutions for Management (established in 2007).

2005-2007
Deanship of Learners and Academic Affairs
Established

Established the Deanship of Learners and Academic Affairs (2005-2007) and the portfolio of services under the deanship including the set-up of the university e-Library, the Electronic Career Advising and Placement Services, the Learners’ Relationship Management Office, etc.

2005
e-TQM College Licensure
First Online Higher Education Institution

Led the e-TQM College Licensure in 2005 which resulted in the recognition of the first online higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

2004
Development of the 12 Steps Methodology
eLearning accreditation

Participated in the development of the 12 Steps Methodology Framework for eLearning accreditation which was presented to the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in 2004.