Curriculum Vitae

 

Abdullah Almodaires, PhD

An associate professor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training – Educational Technology Department

 

Personal information
 
Date of birth
August, 15th 1973  
 
Nationality
Kuwaiti

 

Contact information

Tel: +965 222 12 666 - Ext: 6137
Email: abdullah@almodaires.com
Personal website: www.almodaires.com
Twitter: @almodaires
Correspondence address
P.O.Box: 412 Code:47455
South Surra – Al Zahra 
State of Kuwait

 

 

Interests & Objectives
 

-       Searching the suitable strategy for applying "flipped classrooms" and experimenting their usefulness for teaching both theoretical and practical knowledge

-       Looking into methods and strategies for using blogs in their various forms, such as video blogging (Vlogging) and group blogging (Multi-Authors blogging)

-       Interested in the applications of virtual classes and their suitability to the reality of the Kuwaiti educational system and specifically in higher education institutions

-       Exploring and investigating new strategies for the use of computer and the Internet that change the process of learning and aim to more involvement of learners.

-       Finding an ideal policy for the field training that can bridge the continually reported the gap between theory and practice.

-       Searching the opportunities for using new tools and strategies that can increases students' involvement in the teaching and learning process 

 

Education

-       Ph.D. in Educational Technology, 2004 - 2009

o   University of Twente

-       Master of Science, Technology Application in Education and Training, 2004 - 2007

o   University of Twente

-       Master of Science, Education and Training Systems Design, 2003 - 2004

o   University of Twente

-       Bachelor, Information Science and Educational Technology, 1996 – 2000

o   PAAET – Public Authority for Applied Education and Training

 

Training & Self-development 

-       Books writing, rules and creativity  

o   Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (November 2015)

-       The art of dealing with personalities

o   Library and Information Association of Kuwait, Kuwait (November, 2015)

-       Creative Problem Solving.

o   Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (April 2013)

-       Working with Sketch-Up Software.

o   Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (May 2010)

-       Academic and Technical Writing (English).

o   Language Center – University of Twente (November 2006)

-       Introduction to Statistical Analysis.

o   Human Resource Development department – University of Twente (October 2004)

-       Working with (Adobe) Macromedia Flash.

o   Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (August 2002)

 
Work Experience

-       Associate Professor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.

o   April 2017 - Present

-       Assistant Professor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.

o   July 2009 – April 2017

-       Researcher at the University of Twente.

o   August 2003 - June 2009 (5 years 11 months)

-       Teacher Assistant at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.

o   August 2001 - July 2003 (2 years)

-       Educational Technologist at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.

o   November 2000 – August 2001 (9 months)

-       Soldier at The Kuwaiti National Guard.

o   February 1993 - September 2000 (7 years 8 months)

 

Teaching Experience (Courses Taught)

-       PAAET: Introduction to Educational Technology - Production of Educational Material - Principles of Educational Computer – Educational Computer (Advance1) - E-Learning - Educational Video - Final Project - Field Training for Educational Technologist Graduates – Research group

-       Kuwait University: the use of computer in education – Educational communication and technology – Teaching and learning technologies

-       Ebn Alhaitham center: Virtual Classroom - Social Networks – E-Learning


Publications 

-       Alaa Jaber, Faisal Almutairi & Abdullah Almodaires. (2020) Thinking Differently: A Visual Note Recording Strategy to Improve Learning. Journal of Education and Practice. www.iiste.org, ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper). ISSN 2222-288X (Online). DOI: 10.7176/JEP (in-press)

-       Abdullah Almodaires, Faisal Almutairi & Fahad Alkhezzi. (2019). Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of MultiAuthor Blogging: A Quasi-Experimental Mixed Methods. Journal of Education and Practice. www.iiste.org, ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper). ISSN 2222-288X (Online). DOI: 10.7176/JEP Vol.10, No.14, 2019

-       Abdullah A. Almodaires, Ghaida M. Alayyar, Tareq O. Almsaud & Faisal M. Almutairi. (December, 2018). The Effectiveness of Flipped Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Perceptions of Kuwaiti Pre-Service Teachers. International Education Studies; Vol. 12, No. 1; 2019. ISSN 1913-9020 E-ISSN 1913-9039. Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education

-       Fahad Alkhezzi, Ammar Safar & Abdullah Almodaires. (Septemper, 2018). The effect of interactive mobile learning on educational achievements and attitudes towards it, Pilot study on students of the College of Basic Education in the State of Kuwait. Damascus University Journal for Psychological Sciences, Damascus University. Damascus, Syria. Accepted 19 -9 - 2018

-       Tareq Almasood, Abdullah Almodaires, Fozya Almasood & Nawal Alotaibi. (May, 2018). The effect of using interactive digital stories on reading competences of the elementary school students in Kuwait. Journal of the college of education, Assiut University, V. (34), no. (5), May 2018.

-       Alayyar G.M., Aljeeran R.K., Almodaires A.A. (2018) Information, and Communication Technology and Educational Policies in Primary and Secondary Education in The Middle East and North African (MENA) Region. In: Voogt J., Knezek G., Christensen R., Lai KW. (eds) Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham

-       Amal Mubarak, Abdullah Almodaires & Kholod Alnajar. (April 2016). Measuring the effect of using smartphone applications in facilitating learning for pre-service teachers and their attitude toward mobile learning. Journal of education and social studies, college of education, Helwan university. Second issue, April 2016.

-       Kholod Alnajar, Abdullah Almodaires & Amal Alhammar. (April 2016). Third language threads on the 10th-grade students in the State of Kuwait. Journal of College Science Education arbitrator, college of education, Mansoura university. April 2016, no.(94).

-       Amal Mubarak, Abdullah Almodaires & Mona Hasan. (April 2016). The use of new educational technology in pre-service teacher program. Egyptian Association for reading and literacy, college of education, Ein-shams university, no. (174) March 2016

-       Abdullah Almodaires & Talal Alhaji. (September 2015). Measuring the impact of using smartphone applications to support the orientation literacy and academic guidance to the Educational Technology Department at the College of Basic Education. Egyptian Association for reading and literacy, college of education, Ein-shams university, no. (167) September 2015.

-       Abdullah Almodaires, Amal Mubarak & Rabha Salmeen. (January 2012). Measuring the effect of implementing E-Learning as a new teaching approach together with the use of electronic portfolios to support the process of field training courses. Journal of Education and Childhood, University of Alexandria, no. (9) part1, January, 2012

-       Abdullah Almodaires (2009), Technology-supported reflection: towards bridging the gap between theory and practice in teacher education. University of Twente (Ph.D. dissertation)

-       Abdullah Almodaires (2007), The design and development of an instructional support system to assist instructors in varying their use of the instructional methods. University of Twente (Master project)

-       Almodaires, Abdullah (2004), Towards flexible learning: the integration of student-centered approach and groupware applications in higher education at the State of Kuwait. University of Twente (Master project)


Conference papers 

-       Measuring the effect of using smartphone applications to support the academic guidance for the students of the Educational Technology Department at PAAET. Scientific Poster presented at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, The First Exhibition of Scientific Poster. May 5 – 6, 2014, College of Technological Studies – building 5

-       Technology-Supported Reflection in Kuwait: An Action Research Approach. Abdullah Almodaires, Petra Fisser, Plon Verhagen. Submitted paper  for the  Association for Educational Communications and Technology Convention- October 26-30, 2010, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, California

-       Technology-Supported Reflection in Kuwait: Improving learners’ achievement. Abdullah Almodaires, Petra Fisser, Plon Verhagen. Presented at the International Society For The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, October 19-22, 2010, Arena and Conference Centre in Liverpool. Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4PF


 Scholarships & Awards

-       Full scholarship from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for Master study (2003 – 2005)

-       Full scholarship from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for Ph.D. research (2005 – 2009)

-       Project A grant from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for conducting research on “Measuring The Effects Of Implementing Cooperative learning And E-portfolio In Field Training Course At the Educational Technology Department – PAAET” (2010 – 2011) Project No. : BE – 10 – 47

-       Project A grant from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for conducting research on “Evaluating The Effects Of Using Smart Phones To Support Students’ progress At The Educational Technology Department In PAAET ” (2013 – 2014) Project No. : BE – 12 – 06


Memberships

-       Academic Accreditation Committee, 2018 – 2019 (Member) / 2019 – 2020 (Member)

-       Promotion Committee, 2017 – 2018 (Secretary of Committee) / 2019 – 2020 (Member)

-       Appointments and deputation Committee, 2016 – 2017 (Member)

-       Curriculum Committee, 2015 – 2016 (Member) / 2016 – 2017 (Chair of Committee)

-       Authentication Committee, 2014 – 2015 (Member) / 2015 – 2016 (Member) / 2016 – 2017 (Member) / 2017 -2018 (Member)

-       Academic Guidance Committee, 2013 – 2014 (Secretary of Committee) / 2014 – 2015 (Chair of Committee) / 2015 – 2016 (Member)

-       Cultural Committee, 2010 – 2011 (Member) / 2011 – 2012 (Member) / 2012 – 2013 (Member)

-       Research and conferences Committee, 2010 – 2011 (Member)

-       Field Training Committee, 2009 – 2010 (Chair of Committee) / 2010 – 2011 (Secretary of Committee) / 2011 – 2012 (Member) / 2012 – 2013 (Member) / 2014 – 2015 (Secretary of Committee)

-       Schedule Committee, 2009 – 2010 (Secretary of Committee)

-       Scholarship Committee, 2009 – 2010 (Member) / 2017 -2018 (Member)


Presentations & Public Services

-       Virtual Classroom (5 days workshop 22 – 26 / 12 / 2019)

-       Technology integration in the classroom (4 days workshop 14 – 17 / 5 / 2017)

-       E-learning applications (5 days workshop 30 / 10 / 2016 – 3 / 11 / 2016)

-       A lecture "My experience with the use of social networks with my students". Presented for the Department of Libraries information at the College of Basic Education (The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training) April – 2014

-       Your classroom in the web (5 days workshop, 30 / 03 / 2014 - 03 / 04 / 2014)

-       Virtual Classroom (5 days workshop 10 – 14 / 11 / 2013)

-       Social Networks (5 days workshop 17 – 21 / 11 / 2013)

-       Workshop "Fun-Schooling: How to make your students excited ". Presented at  Mubarak Alkabeer Education Province  for school teachers (Fatima Bent Abdulaziz Intermediate School) May – 2013

-       Workshop "Managing My Classroom with Technology". Presented for the Department of Psychology at the College of Basic Education (The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training) May – 2013

-       Workshop "How to increase the retention of your students through the use of Social Media Applications ". Presented at Farwaniya Education Province for school teachers (Doraa Al-Hashemia High School) April – 2013

-       Workshop "The use of Social Media Applications to support teaching and learning". Presented at Al-Asimah Education Province for school teachers (Amraa Bent Hazm Elementary School) April – 2013

-       Workshop "Twitter, an effective educational tool". Presented at Hawali Education Province for school teachers and students (The Arabic, American Bilingual School) May – 2012

-       Workshop "How to manage your classroom using TeacherPal Application". Presented at Hawali Education Province for school teachers (Filaka elementary school) May - 2012

-       Workshop "The Use of E-Learning as Communication & Management Tools". Presented at Farwaniya Education Province for science teachers (Alrabya high school) April - 2012

-       Workshop "Social Media and the implementation for educational use". Presented at Al-Jahra Education Province for newly employed teachers (Haya Aljasem middle school) October - 2011

-       Workshop "How To Design an Interactive Lesson Using MS Office Applications". Presented at Farwaniya Education Province for the educational technology’s specialists (Ruqia middle school) February - 2010