Zuheir N Khlaif

Zuheir N Khlaif
An-Najah National University · Faculty of Educational Sciences

An-Najah National University
Research interest: Digital transformation, mobile learning, social online learning, emerging technologies, ICT

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Introduction
Zuheir interested research in digital transformation in higher education institutions, mobile technology in violence and conflict zones, technology-enhanced education, computational thinking in K-12, and robot in education, in the field of K-12. To see all my publications, please visit My Google Scholar Citation
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - May 2014
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2012 - December 2012
Syracuse University
Position
  • Research Assistance
Education
August 2011 - August 2012
Syracuse University
Field of study
  • Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation

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Publications (56)
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The purpose of the study is to evaluate the experiment of using Virtual Classroom (VCR) in education especially for secondary students in Palestine to present direct lessons through Internet. The project was implemented in Palestine for the first time in the academic year 2008/2009 by delivering a questionnaire designed for this purpose. The experi...
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Teachers generally understand technostress to represent the psychological distress resulting from problems associated with teaching in a virtual classroom context. This study has been conducted to develop a tool to measure the level of technostress of primary school teachers. The current study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Technostre...
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The COVID-19 crises forced and accelerated digital transformation in higher education institutions. Acceptance of the adoption of digital technologies in those institutions as well as their digital and educational readiness and resilience are important key success factors for this transformation. The objective of this study was to explore challenge...
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In this era of rapid technology growth, many countries have begun to adopt emerging technologies into their educational systems to improve learning outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the factors influencing teachers’ experiences of technostress while using new technology in academic classrooms and how it might be mitigated. Prior researc...
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There is a demand for students with various types of thinking skills to be prepared for the 21st century. In line with this trend, the Ministry of Education in Oman started integrating new pedagogical methods to teach thinking skills in middle school settings in Oman. This study utilizes a qualitative approach to explore teachers' attitudes toward...
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Sporadic efforts have been made to introduce computational thinking methods into K-12 education in Palestine, but these have been held back by the challenging educational environment. However, a recent in-service training initiative, funded and organized by the Ministry or Education of Palestine, constitutes a significant effort to embed computatio...
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This study proposed and tested an empirical model to examine the relationships between the factors influencing mobile technology integration in higher education from the students’ and faculty points of view. A sequential mixed method was used to meet the aim of the study. The findings of the qualitative phase were used to develop the quantitative i...
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This study proposed and tested an empirical model to examine the relationships between the factors influencing mobile technology integration in higher education from the students’ and faculty points of view. A sequential mixed method was used to meet the aim of the study. The findings of the qualitative phase were used to develop the quantitative i...
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This research aims to study the impact of COVID-19 on women who are working in higher education institutions in Palestine. In addition to examine the negative and positive aspects of their social professional and educational life. A sequential mixed methods approach was used to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on working women. The phase stage of...
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Technology became the main pillar of our life. This importance has increased during the spread of COVID-19. This study came to reveal the challenges that face online learning during COVID-19 period. To achieve the study aims, the researchers used a qualitative approach to explore the factors and the teaching strategies that influence students, enga...
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With rapid development of emerging technologies, teachers have been required to integrate mobile technology into their practices to improve learning outcomes. However, teachers have been reluctant to integrate technology into teaching because of technostress. Many studies have investigated the reasons and consequences of technostress in different c...
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The aim of this chapter is to give the reader an overview of the real situation, opportunities, trends, and challenges related to science education in Palestine. The Palestinian educational system is struggling from the Israeli occupation and the procedures of the occupation procedures on the ground which negatively influence the development of the...
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This study sought to understand the experiences of female 11th-graders in English classes that used Google Classroom applications during emergent e-learning due to COVID-19. Teachers and students used Google Classroom in place of face-to-face learning in Palestine as required by the Ministry of Education. A qualitative approach with semi-structured...
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The COVID-19 crisis affected the world globally in 2020 and caused school closure around the world, which promptly embraced online learning and raised ethical awareness for teachers and students. Online learning that is based on continuously gaining relevance in educational institutions, is challenged by lack of documented ethics that maintain righ...
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The COVID-19 crisis affected the world globally in 2020 and caused school clo-sure around the world, which promptly embraced online learning and raised ethi-cal awareness for teachers and students. Online learning that is based on continu-ously gaining relevance in educational institutions, is challenged by lack of doc-umented ethics that maintain...
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This research aims to identify the best practices implemented by school teachers in Palestine online during COVID-19. A qualitative approach was used to explore in-depth the best practices through two focus group sessions composed of 24 different specialty teachers from different schools. Moreover, semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers were a...
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Social media platforms have influenced pedagogical practices, and given rise to new theoretical approaches that prioritize connected learning with the aim of improving the learning outcomes. Social media applications have raised the popularity of short videos which were originally created in accordance with micro-learning principles. The proliferat...
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This research aims to identify the best practices implemented by school teachers in Palestine online during COVID-19. A qualitative approach was used to explore in-depth the best practices through two focus group sessions composed of 24 different specialty teachers from different schools. Moreover, semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers were a...
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This research aims to identify the best practices implemented by school teachers in Palestine online during COVID-19. A qualitative approach was used to explore in-depth the best practices through two focus group sessions composed of 24 different specialty teachers from different schools. Moreover, semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers were a...
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This paper described the experience of developing a MOOC at An Najah National University and how it was transferred into a SPOC from the perspective of its team developers. Learners' responses and participation had been analyzed in order to understand its content. The data collected described the motivation for developing the MOOC and then using it...
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The purpose of the study is to explore students' and faculty members' responses to universities' migration from face-to-face to online instruction as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. To this extent, a qualitative approach was used for data collection and involved a number of qualitative methods: an open-ended question survey, focus gr...
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The purpose of the current study was to explore students' characteristics that influence student's readiness to use mobile technology at An-Najah National University in Palestine. The researchers used a quantitative approach to achieve the purpose of the study. 214 students from different schools were participated in the study. A descriptive and on...
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Student engagement in online learning enhance students performance and the outcomes of the learning process in online learning environment. The existed literature revealed various factors influencing student engagement in online leaning, however these studies were before the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the current paper is to explore the factor...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the challenges associated with emergency remote teaching in the developing countries of Palestine, Libya, and Afghanistan, as reported by middle-school students, their parents, and teachers. These countries have been struggling with an unstable and violent situation for decades. Semi-structured interviews wer...
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The shutdown of schools and universities due to the pandemic has impacted the global education system as well as Palestine's education system. The future of education is unpredictable now, but new features have emerged. The education system in Palestine responded to the pandemic in different ways, and the current experience in schools and universit...
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There is little research which explores middle school teachers' response to school closures in developing countries in times of crisis. This article presents a case study of Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine as developing countries which have suffered from violence for many years prior to the Covid-19 crisis. It focuses on how teachers in middle sch...
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he present study seeks to identify teachers' perceptions regarding STEM teaching professional development and to identify the factors that facilitate or hinder the success of teachers' professional development. The participants of the study were 35 teachers. A qualitative approach was used for data collection by conducting semistructured interviews...
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The purpose of the current paper is to explore the challenges associated with the emergency remote teaching (ERT) in developing countries including Palestine, Libya, and Afghanistan, as reported by students, parents, and teachers. A qualitative approach was used for data collection and analysis. Semi-structured interviews and online class observati...
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Open-source materials are being used for education in a variety of contexts, and educators can reuse them to achieve different objectives in both higher education and public education. Educators in Palestine are using open education resources for professional development to improve their performance and learning. There are different advantages to o...
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According to UNESCO statistics, more than 1.5 billion children and youth in 188 countries around the globe have to stay home due to the closure of schools and higher education institutions following the Coronavirus outbreak (1). Many countries have shifted from traditional face-to-face methods to e-Learning in the light of the new states of emergen...
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Digital professional development of teachers is the essence of implementing new initiatives in the Palestinian educational system. The purpose of using it is to qualify teachers to implement the initiative and to be able to change their traditional teachings ways. Different types of PD are used in the system including online training, face-to-face,...
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The purpose of this study is to explore and analyse the user experience (UX) of Arabic educational and entertainment applications designed for children aging 8–10 years. This paper reports the results of an experimental study conducted on a sample of 53 children in two elementary schools in Qalqilya and Nablus, Palestine. The context of the current...
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Unlike most neighbouring countries in the world, teachers in the occupied territories of Palestine face extraordinary conditions and challenges. These are due to the continued Israeli occupation. This article reports on a large-scale survey of Palestinian teachers. It explores the impact of the occupation on the professional lives of the teachers a...
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Digital professional development of teachers is the essence of implementing new initiatives in the Palestinian educational system. The purpose of using it is to qualify teachers to implement the initiative and to be able to change their traditional teachings ways. Different types of PD are used in the system including online training, face-to-face,...
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How can teachers be inspired to integrate technology properly into their teaching? As technology has been playing a more crucial role in classrooms, it is highly necessary to investigate how teachers perceive the benefit of technology and feel confident to use it. The present study focused on teachers’ self-efficacy and belief regarding mobile comp...
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The purpose of the study is to identify the variations taking place in the Palestinian educational system due to implementations of smart learning project in the Palestinian public schools. In addition to this exploration of the strengthens and weaknesses of the smart learning project is also done. A qualitative approach has been adopted to achieve...
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The purpose of the present study was to explore, in depth, the factors influencing teachers’ attitudes towards the integration of tablets into their classroom for teaching purposes. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 teachers from five rural middle schools in Palestine. A thematic analysi...
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Factors influencing the adoption and acceptance of tablets as a mobile technology were explored one year after their integration in middle schools in Palestine. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 teachers. The participants held a variety of attitudes toward accepting mobile technologies in their instruction. The findings revealed tha...
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This study examined the types of learning behaviors students demonstrated while performing inquiry tasks. It also explored the relationship between the learning behaviors and students' domain knowledge. We observed fourteen students in five groups during a ninth-grade biology course. Three types of learning behaviors (inquiry, collaborative, and mi...
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This training material was designed for training teachers in Oman to design e-content. The material in Arabic language. Course Lab is a free authoring tool.
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The tacit beliefs that affect all the judgments made during the design process (core judgments) of 11 practicing instructional designers were studied via their discussions of strong and weak designs during interviews. Transcripts were analyzed from a phenomenological perspective. The study demonstrates that while designer judgment is rarely discuss...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify the types of students’ interaction, as well as their discussion patterns in an online course. The study took place in a large Midwestern University and 17 graduate students participated in the study. The primary data was obtained from students’ discussion forum postings. The researchers used both qualitative...
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This is a book in Arabic language to teaching teachers to produce Apps for mobile devices to use in their practices. كتاب تعلم برنامج Articulate Storyline في تصميم المحتوى الالكتروني التفاعلي هذا الكتاب باللغة العربية عياره عن ماده تدريبية حول توظيف برنامج Articulate Storyline في تصميم المحتوى الالكتروني التفاعلي
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Abstract. The paper reviews the Palestinian model of using various methods of e-learning to support and promote lifelong learning and accelerating the process of building a knowledge society in Palestine through establishing an interactive educational network specialized in discussing the Palestinian curriculum through the integration of Moodle sys...
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The current paper proposes a heuristic instructional system design model (ISD) for designing online courses. The main goal of ISD model is to organize the process of designing effective online courses or self-study materials for both higher education and K-12. The current paper proposes a heuristic instructional system model based on Kemp's model;...
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The rapid growth of ICT, especially the Internet, opens up the possibility of a new teaching and learning paradigm. The e-learning approach has internationally been deemed necessary to enable twenty-first century learners to adapt to global changes. This paper explores the potential of e-learning methods in conflict situation with mobility restrict...
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This paper explores students' readiness and attitudes towards E-learning paradigm through developing an interactive Web-based application prototype called Alaws Educational Network. The platform of the site provides a variety of methods for a student-centred learning process including Virtual Classrooms (VCR), discussion forum and e-training course...
Book
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This book provides teachers with guidelines to design their traditional educational games. It contains more than 100 game. The book is in Arabic language.

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Hi folk,
What is the best number of participants in a study to construct a path analysis model to examine the endogenous/exogenous factors of ICT integration?
Thank you
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Can we consider justice in the school as a factor influencing technology integration?
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I am planning to conduct a research entitled "How Teachers in Middle Schools Design Technology Integration Activities". The purpose of the study is to explore factors influencing middle schools’ teachers design technology integration activities and how they design the activities as well as to explore the challenges that teachers faced while designing the materials for technology integration activities. The researchers will focus on one-to-one technology environment in middle schools. The study will focus on the teacher as a designer of technology activities. I am confused about  the framework. Should it be from Human-Computer interaction or from instructional technology field?
Any thoughts
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Hi Professors 
I am wondering id the following diagram reflects the actual interconnection between instructional systems technology and Human-Computer Interaction design from practical viewpoint?
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Dear Professors and Colleagues, 
Is teachers attitudes important in mandatory technology integration environment? Could you recommend studies about it?
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I interviewed 15 teachers from different schools in different regions. I analysed the interviews and combined the respondents under categories. And I did not compare between individual participants.
My question: What type of qualitative approach this? Is it a single case study? Or multi-case studies?
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Hi Folk, 
I am curious about the interconnection/relationship between two important fields Instructional Systems Technology and Human-Computer Interaction/Design.
Thank you 

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Call for Chapters: Comparative Research on Diversity in Virtual Learning: Eastern vs. Western Perspectives https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5469?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR1vO2tdkG_uALgt14vrOTnV7092qBDcToCOH_t0lsFd1c0ivkT0TO8gHnM
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Badrul Huda Khan created the eight-dimensional framework in 2005. Researchers considered Badrul Huda's framework as instructional design approach that seeks to guide the process of developing content for e-learning purposes in both public and private institutions to transform from traditional approaches to an electronic format. The eight dimensions of this e-learning framework are (1) institutional, (2) pedagogical, (3) technological, (4) interface design, (5) evaluation, (6) management, (7) resource support, and (8) ethical. Each of these dimensions contains a group of concerns or issues that need to be examined in order to assess and develop the institutions e-capability. Khan’s eight-dimensional e-learning framework is widely used by various organizations, such as government, educational institutions, and corporate entities. Therefore, this book will investigate e-learning globally by discussing several countries' experiences (East and West). We will use the E-learning Framework http://asianvu.com/bk/frameworkk ) as a guide to examine e-learning practices in countries around the globe in order to reflect on opportunities and challenges for implementing quality learning. In this book, therefore, we can present tips for success factors and also describe issues relevant to failures. Finally, similarities and differences will be identified between several countries and lessons will be debriefed. https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4638