Dr. Rana Tamim

Biography

Rana Tamim

I am a Professor of Educational Technology with extensive experience as an educational leader, researcher, and instructional designer. I believe in the power of transformational leadership and value the importance of creating a positive work environment; discovering team members’ strengths and building on them; investing in capacity building; and empowering individuals to reach their potential. My research expertise include qualitative and quantitative research methods and analyses, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analytic procedures and techniques. I appreciate the teacher’s role as an instructional designer who creates appropriate student-centered learning environments while facilitating knowledge acquisition in various settings including face-to-face, distance, online, and blended.

I am who I am today as a result of a long journey, and while it is hard to summarize one’s life in a few paragraphs, following is a quick glimpse about the most important stops that shaped my professional profile. Please feel free to visit my google scholar page and download my CV to learn more about my profile.

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Rana Tamim
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Founder and CEO

2021-Present
edubridges

Affiliate Prof of EdTech

2021-Present
DoE, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Adjunct Professor

2021-Present
College of Education, UAE University, UAE

Advisor to the Provost

2021-2022
Provost Office, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Dean, College of Education

2016-2021
Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Assistant Dean for Research
& Grad Studies

2015-2017
College of Education, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Beirut Years

1992 to 1999

As a science teacher, I learned that I am not always right; that I can learn from my students as much as they can learn from me; and that we can achieve and gain more when working collaboratively with other teachers and students.

Riyadh Years

1999 to 2003

As a science coordinator at a technology-enhanced school with one-to-one laptop environment, I experienced first-hand the importance of pedagogical knowledge for the implementation of educational technology beyond the glorified chalk-and-talk PowerPoint lectures.

Canada Years

2003 to 2009

As a PhD student, I understood the value of evidence-based practices and learned about the importance of assessing the quality of educational research prior to endorsing the findings as not all research qualifies as highly reliable and valid.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

2009 to Present

As a university faculty member and higher education leader, I experienced the significance of change management and acquired a stronger appreciation for human performance technology and the role of the human factor in any transformational process.

Beirut Years

1992 to 1999

As a science teacher, I learned that I am not always right; that I can learn from my students as much as they can learn from me; and that we can achieve and gain more when working collaboratively with other teachers and students.

Riyadh Years

1999 to 2003

As a science coordinator at a technology-enhanced school with one-to-one laptop environment, I experienced first-hand the importance of pedagogical knowledge for the implementation of educational technology beyond the glorified chalk-and-talk PowerPoint lectures.

Montreal Years

2003 to 2009

As a PhD student, I understood the value of evidence-based practices and learned about the importance of assessing the quality of educational research prior to endorsing the findings as not all research qualifies as highly reliable and valid.

UAE Years

2009 to 2022

As a university faculty member and higher education leader, I experienced the significance of change management and acquired a stronger appreciation for human performance technology and the role of the human factor in any transformational process.

Toronto Years

20022 to Present

A new start, with new pages to be written, so it is really work in progress