Mostafa Al-Emran

Mostafa Al-Emran
British University in Dubai · Faculty of Engineering & IT

PhD in Computer Science

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Introduction
Al-Emran obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Universiti Malaysia Pahang, the MSc degree in Informatics from The British University in Dubai (with distinction), and the BSc degree in Computer Science from Al Buraimi University College (with honors). He is among the top 2% scientists in the world, according to the report published by Stanford University in October 2020. Most of his publications were indexed under the ISI Web of Science and Scopus.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
British University in Dubai
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2019 - December 2020
Al Buraimi University College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2014 - September 2019
Al Buraimi University College
Position
  • Head of Department
Education
September 2016 - May 2019
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Field of study
  • Computer Science
January 2013 - January 2015
British University in Dubai
Field of study
  • Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management)
September 2008 - January 2012
Al Buraimi University College
Field of study
  • Computer Science

Publications

Publications (111)
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Google Meet has been identified as one of the effective virtual meeting platforms that has the potential to deliver the learning materials to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a scale evaluating its use for instructional activities has yet to be developed. Therefore, we developed the Google Meet use scale (GMU-S) and evaluated its cha...
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This book sheds light on the fundamental and innovative topics in information systems and their societal impact on individuals and organizations. It mainly focuses on the role of artificial intelligence in organizations, human-computer interaction, IS in education and industry, and IS security, privacy, and trust. The outcomes are expected to assis...
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Knowledge management (KM) processes and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, two sides of the same coin, define the ontologies and rules required for knowledge-based systems. However, a systematic review on the relationship between AI techniques and KM processes is neglected. Therefore, this systematic review aims to identify the common AI tech...
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Metaverse is an immersive virtual universe where users interact with each other using an avatar. The Metaverse is promised to offer numerous opportunities for many sectors. While the Metaverse promotes the social interaction between users, there is a scarcity of knowledge on what affects its social sustainability. Hence, this research develops a mo...
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Examining the blended learning (b-learning) acceptance is not a new research topic, and it has been tackled by many scholars. Nevertheless, the analysis of information systems (IS) models that are used to study the acceptance of b-learning is regarded as a topic of great importance. To examine these models and afford scholars a holistic view of thi...
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The emergence of wearable technologies, including smartwatches, has received a considerable attention from scholars across several sectors. However, there is a scarcity of knowledge regarding the determinants affecting the adoption of these wearables in education. Therefore, this research aims to propose a theoretical research model through the int...
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Artificial intelligence (AI)-based voice assistants have become an essential part of our daily lives. Yet, little is known concerning what motivates students to use them in educational activities. Therefore, this research develops a theoretical model by extending the technology acceptance model (TAM) with subjective norm, enjoyment, facilitating co...
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Virtual meeting platforms have been identified as the golden bullet to deliver the learning materials to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is evident across thousands of universities across the globe, the literature is scarce on what impacts the continued use of these platforms during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, thi...
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Artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbots have received considerable attention during the last few years. However, little is known concerning what affects their use for educational purposes. This research, therefore, develops a theoretical model based on extracting constructs from the expectation confirmation model (ECM) (expectation confirmation...
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Blockchain technologies have received considerable attention from academia and industry due to their distinctive characteristics, such as data integrity, security, decentralization, and reliability. However, their adoption rate is still scarce, which is one of the primary reasons behind conducting studies related to users’ satisfaction and adoption...
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The accelerating influx of learning technologies has catalyzed the surge for the formidable investments in e-learning systems across higher education institutions to revolutionize pedagogical practices. Thereby, learning management systems (LMS) have become indispensable tools in higher education. The enforcement of pandemic restrictions and emerge...
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The growing social media use worldwide has encouraged researchers to research on how and why it is adopted. However, the majority of studies have focused on the individual rather than the organizational level. There is also a relative paucity of research on organizational level factors that affect the use of social media applications by non-profit...
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The rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) has reached unprecedented levels across different fields. In this bibliometric analysis, we reviewed 1999 studies published between 2011 and 2021 on the role of AI applications in facilitating healthcare services. This review aims to shed light on the scientific achievements of AI in healthcare throu...
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Integration between information systems is critical, especially in the healthcare domain, since interoperability requirements are related to patients’ data confidentiality, safety, and satisfaction. The goal of this study is to propose a solution based on the integration between queue management solution (QMS) and the electronic medical records (EM...
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Purpose While there is an abundant amount of literature studies on mobile payment adoption, there is a scarce of knowledge concerning the sustainable use of mobile payment contactless technologies. As those technologies are mainly concerned with security and users' trust, the question of how security factors and trust can influence the sustainable...
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This book sheds light on the emerging research trends in intelligent systems and their applications. It mainly focuses on four different themes, including Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Information Security and Networking, Medical Informatics, and Advances in Information Systems. Each chapter contributes to the aforementioned themes by...
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Understanding the factors affecting the use of healthcare technologies is a crucial topic that has been extensively studied, specifically during the last decade. These factors were studied using different technology acceptance models and theories. However, a systematic review that offers extensive understanding into what affects healthcare technolo...
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In the case of compromised databases or interested database managers, CryptDB has been built for validated and realistic protection. CryptDB operates through encrypted data while executing SQL queries. The key concept of the SQL-aware encryption technique is to map SQL operations to encryption methods, adjustable query-driven encryption which facil...
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Technology acceptance has become one of the dominant research trends in the domain of learning management systems (LMSs). While a plethora of several research studies conducted in this area, there is still a scarcity of knowledge concerning a holistic review and taxonomy of studies in this field. Thus, the main objective of this systematic review i...
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This book sheds light on the emerging research trends in intelligent systems and their applications. It mainly focuses on three different themes, including software engineering, ICT in education, and management information systems. Each chapter contributes to the aforementioned themes by discussing the recent design, developments, and modifications...
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To identify the most frequent factors that showed significant results in the previous literature of social media, a quantitative systematic approach of 713 studies was conducted. The results showed that perceived enjoyment (PE), subjective norm (SN), self-efficacy (SE), perceived critical mass (PCM), facilitating conditions (FC), perceived compatib...
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Analytics in educational environments has received much attention during the last few years. Maintaining a high retention rate is still a major concern in higher educational institutions. Therefore, this research aims to early detect students at risk using three machine learning predictive models, namely support vector machine (SVM), neural network...
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Despite the growing literature on employing smartwatches for communication and healthcare services, there is little debate on how to use these wearables for educational purposes. Therefore, this research develops a hybrid theoretical model through the integration of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Task-technology Fit (TTF) variables, and the...
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Researchers have shown that knowledge acquisition and sharing have considerably influenced the acceptance of various technologies. However, there is a scarce of knowledge on how these two factors affect the acceptance of Mobile learning (M-learning). Thus, this research is believed to be one of the few attempts that aims to understand the impact of...
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This book tackles the recent research directions in using the newly emerged technologies during the era of COVID-19 pandemic. It mainly focuses on using emerging technologies and their impact on health care, education, and society. It also provides insights into the current challenges and constraints in using technologies during the era of COVID-19...
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In late 2019, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was determined in Wuhan, China. The newly emerged epidemic has spread rapidly, with an increasing number of confirmed cases worldwide. While intelligent systems have been immensely tested and implemented across a wide range of health problems, the emergence of COVID-19 requires the need to use these syst...
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The emergence of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is considered a worldwide pandemic. In response to this pandemic and following the recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, the literature witnessed an abundant amount of machine learning applications on COVID-19. To understand these applications, this study aims to provide an ear...
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In late December 2019, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was determined in Wuhan, China. Within a short period, more than 100 countries were infected with this epidemic. To mitigate the development of this virus, many countries have announced the closure of their educational institutions. The closure decision has left many institutions unable to selec...
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Despite the growing need for IT graduates, the retention rate in software-related undergraduate programs is still a major concern. This stems from the difficulty and complexity of programming concepts for a large number of students. To handle this situation, this research introduces the “PROBSOL” application that is offered in three different platf...
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An incredible volume of research was conducted to examine the students’ acceptance of e-learning systems through the platforms of higher education institutions (HEIs). However, little debate was made concerning the exploration of the factors influencing the acceptance of e-learning systems via social media applications. Accordingly, this study exte...
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Several studies were carried out earlier to investigate the determinants affecting cloud computing adoption at the individual level. However, the question of what impacts the cloud computing adoption at the organizational level is still not yet fully answered. Therefore, this research develops an integrated theoretical model to explore the factors...
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While the use of Mobile payment (M-payment) systems has been well-perceived across several sectors, the factors affecting its adoption are still not apparent. Since the UTAUT is believed to provide a better understanding of the variance in the behavioral intention to use several technologies, this systematic review aims to analyze the M-payment stu...
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Learning analytics has emerged as a new domain for identifying students’ behaviors, academic performance, academic achievement, and other related learning issues. Given its paramount importance and recency, several review studies were conducted. However, the previous reviews have mainly focused on the behavioral, affective, cognitive, and metacogni...
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Numerous review studies were conducted in the past to understand the applicability of the technology acceptance model (TAM) in m-learning context by examining several issues. Although each of those studies provided a valuable synthesis of TAM, further issues are still uncovered and call for further research. Therefore, this research aims to systema...
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This research aims to evaluate the impact of knowledge management (KM) factors, including acquisition, sharing, application, and protection on students’ behavioral intention to use m-learning. Unlike the previous m-learning empirical studies which primarily relied on structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis, this research employs an emerging hyb...
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During the last three decades, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has emerged as a robust model for examining the determinants affecting users’ behavior and use of various technologies. Despite its reliability and applicability across thousands of studies, TAM has been recently criticized for being an outdated model. To determine whether the TAM...
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While the RT-PCR is the silver bullet test for confirming the COVID-19 infection, it is limited by the lack of reagents, time-consuming, and the need for specialized labs. As an alternative, most of the prior studies have focused on Chest CT images and Chest X-Ray images using deep learning algorithms. However, these two approaches cannot always be...
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A number of systematic reviews were conducted with respect to social media on the one hand, and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) application, on the other hand. However, analyzing the TAM in social media context is still questioned and requires further examination. The main objective of this systematic review is to analyze the up-to-date socia...
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A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 (Zhu et al., 2020). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic (Cucinotta & Vanelli, 2020). In responding to this pandemic, a series of precautionary measures have been taken forward on a global bas...
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Despite the plethora of m-learning acceptance studies, few have tackled the importance of examining the actual use of m-learning systems from the lenses of social influence, expectation-confirmation, and satisfaction. Additionally, most of the prior technology adoption literature tends to use the structural equation modeling (SEM) technique in anal...
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Purpose Despite the increased use of wearables in education, little attention has been paid to why some students are more likely to adopt smartwatches than others. The question of what impacts the adoption of smartwatches in educational activities is still neglected. In addition, the question of how security determinants can affect the adoption of...
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Learning to code is considered as a difficult and challenging task for a significant number of novice programmers in programming education. Novice programmers have to acquire different skills such as problem solving, program design, comprehension, and debugging at the same time. On the other hand, most introductory programming courses focus more on...
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People started posting textual tweets on Twitter as soon as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged. Analyzing these tweets can assist institutions in better decision-making and prioritizing their tasks. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze 43 million tweets collected between March 22 and March 30, 2020 and describe the trend of public attention...
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To the best of our knowledge, much research has been conducted concerning the topic of mobile learning (m-learning) adoption or acceptance. However, examining the continued use of m-learning is still in short supply and calling for further research. To bridge this limitation, this study develops an integrated model through the integration of three...
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This study conducted a cross-cultural analysis of the impact of knowledge management (KM) practices on the acceptance of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The study extended the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with KM practices. A structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to test the hypothesized relationships based on data collected fro...
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Numerous review studies were conducted in the past to examine the technology acceptance model (TAM) on the one hand, and the social media adoption on the other hand. However, understanding the factors affecting the adoption of social media in higher education through the lenses of TAM is still not yet examined. Therefore, this study aims to systema...
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Metamodelling has become a crucial technique to handle the complexity issues in the software development industry. This paper critically reviews and systematically classifies the recent metamodelling approaches to show their current status, limitations, and future trends. This systematic review retrieved and analyzed a total of 1157 research studie...
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Cloud computing (CC) is a new computing paradigm in higher educational institutions (HEIs). CC allows educational services to be delivered at anytime anywhere settings. Despite all its advantages, the adoption of CC in general and cloud-based education as a service (CEaaS) in specific is still not yet clearly understood in HEIs. Besides, there is a...
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Social media applications are one of the promising tools in facilitating the educational process. Among these applications, WhatsApp was recently suggested as one of the most popular applications used by students. However, there is a scarce of a framework that can fully utilize the WhatsApp for educational purposes. To bridge this gap and to draw u...
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Various systematic reviews were conducted to provide a valuable insight into the flipped classroom research trend. However, these reviews ignored the examination of the flipped classroom studies with regard to the information system (IS) theories or models. Based on the previous assumption, the main objective of this study is to review and synthesi...
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The essential purpose of this research is to examine the behavioral intention to adopt smartwatches by individuals. A theoretical model was developed by integrating the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with the common smartwatch features, including mobility, availability, and perceived enjoyment. A quantitative approach using an online survey was...
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WhatsApp stickers are gaining popularity among university students due to their pervasiveness, specifically in educational WhatsApp groups. However, the acceptance of stickers by university students is still in short supply. Thus, this research aims to empirically examine the determinants affecting the acceptance of WhatsApp stickers through a prop...
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The field of intelligent systems and smart applications has extremely evolved with new trends during the last decade. Several practical and theoretical findings are growing enormously due to the increasing number of successful applications and new theories derived from numerous diverse issues. The applications of these trends have been applied to v...
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To determine the most frequent factors that extended the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) in the context of Mobile payment (M-payment) adoption, a quantitative meta-analysis approach of 25 studies was undertaken. The results indicated that perceived risk, perceived trust, perceived cost, and self-efficacy were the most fre...
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Studying the factors that affect the e-learning adoption is not a new research topic. Nevertheless, exploring the effect of knowledge acquisition and knowledge sharing on e-learning adoption is a relatively new research trend that has not been featured in the existing literature. Thus, this study was conducted to build a new model by extending the...
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Social learning refers to the learning delivered through social media applications. The examination of students’ attitudes towards using social media applications for learning activities is still not fully understood. For this reason, this research is carried out with the aim of measuring the students’ attitudes towards using social media from the...
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Wearable technologies are becoming more pervasive with the development of high computational capability devices such as smartwatches, smart glasses, smart pills, and sensors. The emergence of these technologies may offer unique opportunities for both students and academics by allowing ubiquitous communication. Accordingly, the current study develop...
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A vast amount of research has been devoted to examine the determinants influencing the acceptance of Mobile learning (M-learning). Nevertheless, little is known about studying the effect of knowledge management (KM) factors on M-learning acceptance. Therefore, the core objective of the present study is to develop a conceptual model by extending the...
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The study of social media acceptance and adoption is not a new research topic. However, the analysis of the educational and information systems (IS) theories/models that are used to examine the social media acceptance and adoption is considered an important research direction. To examine these theories/models and provide researchers with a clear vi...
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Internet of Things (IoT) is the most challenging platform that designates the correlation of physical objects in the near future. A wide spectrum of review studies has been conducted to analyze and synthesize the use of IoT and its applications in various domains. Nonetheless, research neglects providing a comprehensive review study regarding the a...
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Predicting the students’ performance has become a challenging task due to the increasing amount of data in educational systems. In keeping with this, identifying the factors affecting the students’ performance in higher education, especially by using predictive data mining techniques, is still in short supply. This field of research is usually iden...
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There have been several longitudinal studies concerning the learners’ acceptance of e-learning systems using the higher educational institutes (HEIs) platforms. Nonetheless, little is known regarding the investigation of the determinants affecting the e-learning acceptance through social media applications in HEIs. In keeping with this, the present...
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A tremendous amount of research indicated that KM factors have significant impacts on different technologies at the organizational level. What is not yet clear is the influence of these factors on technology adoption at the individual level. On the other hand, the understanding of students’ behavioral intention to use m-learning systems is still an...
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Although social media usage in higher education has been frequently examined, little is known regarding the differences in students’ attitudes towards its use in the Omani higher education. Therefore, this study provides an opportunity to advance the understanding of these differences in attitudes by focusing on three different attributes, namely a...