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
 
  • 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 is able to bridge the continually reported gap between theory and practice.
  • Experimenting with new and creative strategies for the use of Social Media for educational purposes.

 

Education
 
  • University of Twente: Ph.D., Educational Technology, 2004 - 2009
  • University of Twente: Master of Science, Technology Application in Education and Training, 2004 - 2007
  • University of Twente: Master of Science, Education and Training Systems Design, 2003 - 2004
  • PAAET – Public Authority for Applied Education and Training: Bachelor, Information Science, and Educational Technology, 1996 – 2000

 

Training & Self-development
 
  • Books writing, rules, and creativity, Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (November 2015)
  • The art of dealing with personalities, the Library and Information Association of Kuwait, Kuwait (November 2015)
  • Creative Problem Solving, Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (April 2013)
  • Working with Sketch-Up Software, Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (May 2010)
  • Academic and Technical Writing (English), Language Center – University of Twente (November 2006)
  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis, Human Resource Development department – University of Twente (October 2004)
  • Working with (Adobe) Macromedia Flash, Ebn Alhaitham center - PAAET (August 2002)

 
Work Experience
 
  • Assistant Professor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training: July 2009 - Present
  • A researcher at the University of Twente: August 2003 - June 2009 (5 years 11 months)
  • Teacher Assistant at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training: August  2001 - July 2003 (2 years)
  • Educational Technologist at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training: November 2000 – August  2001 (9 months)
  • Soldier at The Kuwaiti National Guard: 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
  • 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 
  • 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 (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 a 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’s 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 Liverpool. Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4PF


 Scholarships & Awards
  • Project Grant from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for conducting a 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
  • Project Grant from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for conducting a 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
  • Full scholarship from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for Ph.D. research (2005 – 2009)
  • Full scholarship from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training for Master study (2003 – 2005)


Memberships
 
  • 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)
  • 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)


Presentations & Public Services

  • 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 Hawaii  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  Hawaii Education Province  for school teachers (Fialka 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 technologies specialists (Ruqia middle school) February - 2010