Author Archives: mokhles

Are the students active or object in the classroom?

I read that Ira Shor, a professor at the City University of New York, believed that the role of students should change from the object to active. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_pedagogy) I love his idea! I always hated to be an object from others. … Continue reading

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Multicultural Experience during Higher Education

I believe that cultural activities should be added in the syllabuses of undergraduate courses. As an international student, I was impressed to observe several cultures and diversities during my Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. Graduate School at Virginia Tech consists of the students … Continue reading

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My Opportunity for Teaching

I remembered when I was a bachelor; I always thought how I may teach the courses those I took. I was trying to simulate the class environments for my courses. So, I can say that I taught all courses that … Continue reading

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Two Limitations for Imagination

Two limitations for imagination are funding resource and the government’s support for research. In this post I want to criticize the current policy in developing countries in the Middle East, then I want to introduce a recent established national institution in … Continue reading

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The disadvantages for the current grading systems

I believe that the current method of the grading system does not work well and it is not a suitable indicator for the evaluations and assessments. I mention three disadvantages for it: I explained this issue in my first blog … Continue reading

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How to Teach a Undergraduate Course

It was always challenging for me to find an appropriate method to teach some courses for undergraduate level. I saw several methods of teaching during my bachelor because I passed several courses with different instructors those had their own method … Continue reading

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Concerns Regarding Connected Learning

  I personally liked the method of connected learning to educate the people. I think that it can be a modern education system in the future. Because, I believe all students are involved in an appropriate way and could state … Continue reading

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About Me

I am a PhD candidate at ISE, Virginia Tech.  My supervisor is Prof. Maury Nussbaum. Recently, I have graduated from M.Sc., Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept., Virginia Tech, USA. Also, I have graduated from M.Sc.  in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanical Division) at Sharif University … Continue reading

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VT Football Team

As an international student, I saw several new issues at Virginia Tech when I was enrolled in this university since 2014. One of these issues is football game. After very short period, I understood that football game has a lot … Continue reading

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Mother Language in Higher Education

In class Grad 5104, one of the cases, that was a little strange for me, is the higher education of Lebanon.  The students from this country stated their official language in the universities of this country is not Arabic. It … Continue reading

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