​INTRODUCTORY BLOG

​Hello everyone,
This is Rania! My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a PhD student in Instructional Design and Technology. I have been a Middle School Mathematics teacher with a Master of Instructional Technology degree, a Bachelor of Mathematics degree and a Professional Diploma in Education, all from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Since I had earned Master degree, I have had high expectations of initiating my career as a lecturer of Instructional technology at a Saudi university. For I was, and still I am, eager to utilize my knowledge in an applicable manner through equipping novice teachers with the tools and skills they need to be effective educators and presenting studies that can forward the study and application of the science in my country.
For my research, I am focusing on increasing access to education so that all students can have a good education, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic status. I am particularly interested in hybrid learning as a method to allow more students to access education. Also, I am interested in topics that related to instructional technology and the use of modern educational techniques and instructional tools. During my teaching experiences, I introduced electronic games, computer applications and digital imagery to convey and simplify the material to my students in the most effective and time efficient manner possible.
Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and the idea of exploring new things through different perspectives. Also, I like cooking and watching movies in my free time. I always wish to make more friends of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and visit more places to enrich my exposure and experience.

One Reply to “​INTRODUCTORY BLOG”

  1. Hi Rania! I got my MS in Instructional Technology also! The hybrid classroom has been an interest of mine too. I did my thesis on MOOC classrooms since all of my master’s was done 100% online. In my current department, most of our classes are broadcasted to or from Wake Forest University in hybrid classrooms (kind of like how Hypatia attends ours!). It definitely has it’s pros and cons. I’m always looking for fun ways to teach my current students for the 1-2 talks I have to do each year so if you have any great ideas let me know! Last year I had my students play jeopardy to see how much they retained and they seemed to have a lot of fun with that!

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