Alaa Sadik

Alaa Sadik
South Valley University · Curriculum & Instruction

Ph.D., Educational Technology

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Introduction
I am an associate professor of educational technology at South Valley University, Egypt. I received my Ph.D. degree in educational technology from the University of Hull, UK, in 2003. I worked at the Arab Open University, Oman, and Partners for Competitive Egypt project, funded by the USAID Egypt.
Additional affiliations
August 2006 - present
Sultan Qaboos University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 1993 - January 2016
South Valley University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

Publications

Publications (25)
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the acceptance of degrees earned wholly online and to define the factors that affect the perceived value of these degrees in two Arab countries; Egypt and Oman. To achieve this purpose, a societal acceptance of online distance education degrees questionnaire was developed and administered online to a sam...
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Students’ perceptions about both ease of use and usefulness are fundamental factors in determining their acceptance and successful use of technology in higher education. File sharing systems are one of these technologies and can be used to manage and deliver course materials and coordinate virtual teams. The aim of this study is to explore how Goog...
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This paper describes the technology and methodology used in the development and usability evaluation of a network, named PresentationTube, to help faculty members at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, produce and share quality video presentations. The network offers a desktop application for recording video presentations and an online pla...
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This study investigated the impact of supplementary video presentations in supporting young children’s emergent literacy development. Videos were produced by teachers using prototype software developed specifically for the purpose of this study. The software obtains media content from a variety of resources and devices, including webcam, microphone...
Conference Paper
Microsoft PowerPoint is the leading presentation software used in our professional and educational world for years. It is easy-to-use, flexible, popular, and cost-effective, and allows presenters to create digital multimedia content quickly and efficiently. However, PowerPoint is recognized as a presenter-oriented tool and slides are not substitute...
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This study aims to investigate how pre-service teachers' visual literacy skills are affected by their use of online photo management and sharing applications like Flickr. Two approaches are used to develop the visual literacy skills of pre-service teachers through Flickr. The first is to help them decode visuals through practicing analysis tec...
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The use of standard-based assessment, grading and reporting tools is essential to ensure that assessment meets acceptable levels of quality and standardization. This study reports the design, development and evaluation of a standards-based assessment tool for the instructors at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. The Rapid Applications Dev...
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This study aims to investigate how pre-service teachers' visual literacy skills are affected by their use of online photo management and sharing applications like Flickr. Two approaches are used to develop the visual literacy skills of pre-service teachers through Flickr. The first is to help them decode visuals through practicing analysis techniqu...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the impact on pre-service teachers’ visual literacy skills when they take advantage of Flickr, an online photo hosting and sharing community. Two approaches were used to develop visual literacy skills of pre-service teachers through Flickr. The first was to help them decode visuals through practicing analysi...
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Although research emphasizes the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum, the use of technology can only be effective if teachers themselves possess the expertise to use technology in a meaningful way in the classroom. The aim of this study was to assist Egyptian teachers in developing teaching and learning through the application...
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Adopting e-learning represents one of the major problems in faculty development plans at Egyptian universities. In this study, a survey was developed, validated, and carried out to examine the readiness of academic staff at South Valley University in Egypt to develop and implement e-learning in their teaching. The survey was also used to determine...
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Within the last five years governments and education authorities worldwide developed and implemented approaches to facilitate access to a wide range of quality digital resources and reduce the costs of production. This paper reports on a study which invited school teachers and university academics in Egypt, as a developing and Arabic-speaking count...
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This study reports on the Arabization and empirical evaluation of two standard scales to assess Egyptian teachers' attitudes toward personal use and school use of computers. To date, no similar instruments have been translated and empirically evaluated in an Arabic-speaking community. Data provided by a sample of 443 teachers support the reliabilit...
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This paper reports the results of a study conducted to evaluate the reality of interaction in a web-based distance education course. The learners were Egyptian first-grade secondary school students (15-16 years old) and the learning subject is mathematics. To investigate students’ interactions via the Web, a Web-based learning environment was desig...
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Constructing on-line learning environments requires designing and developing various elements. These elements should be available to deliver instruction, enhance the quality of learning, facilitate interactions and support the learner. Examples of these elements are tutorials and assessment components, instructional support utilities, interaction t...
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This article presents sets of observations and recommendations for Web-based distance learning, based on formative and summative performance and opinion data collected from participants involved in the design, development, and utilization of Wired Class, a Web-based learning environment that was developed to teach mathematics to Egyptian secondary...
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Although institutions have invested much in developing on-line environments or using already established commercial platforms, only few studies have been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of on-line courses based on empirical data (Jung and Rha, 2000). A review of the literature conducted in this study showed that most of online learning s...
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Wired Class (available at http://w134.loten.hull.ac.uk/wiredclass/) is a Web-based learning environment designed and developed to teach Egyptian secondary school students (14-17 years) at a distance. It includes two maths modules in which students have an active role in conducting and suggesting learning activities. Each module takes a constructivi...
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This paper reports the results of a study conducted to evaluate the reality of interaction in a web-based distance education course. The learners were Egyptian first-grade secondary school students (15-16 years old) and the learning subject is mathematics. To investigate students' interactions via the Web, a Web-based learning environment was desig...

Projects

Projects (3)
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1. Investigate the educational and social effects of technology and online learning advancement on global and local communities 2. Disseminate research/ conferences work and papers regarding technology and e-learning impacts on education/psychology disciplines 3. Form teams of researchers in the field of technological effects in education and psychology fields 4. Highlight the best practices followed by educationalists to deal with the effects of the technology and ubiquitous learning 5. Propose practical solutions on how to deal with technology impacts in the educational, psychological and social curricular design/development 6. Understand the educational, psychological, and social impacts of the emerging technologies in terms of mobile and blended learning
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PresentationTube project has been developed by Dr. Alaa Sadik to help teachers, students, and all business professionals record and share quality video presentations easily. The project offers free presentation recording software and online video sharing platform. More at http://presentationtube.com/v3/about.php
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In the last ten years, educational institutions have tended to offer systems that facilitate online learning and make learning content more accessible by students. In conventional universities, in particular, sharing of knowledge and course materials is the heart of the teaching process. Usually, instructors need to offer students with digital course materials to help them learn and accomplish course activities and assignments. These materials include lecture notes, video lectures, presentation slides, handouts, activity worksheets, lab manuals, assignments, and quizzes.