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Future Schools 2030

Professional Development Certificate for School Leaders

Digitalization and the Future of Smart Education and Skills

This module will discuss new and emerging technologies that are expected to be available for education in the next ten years and provide use cases and pedagogical approaches to utilize them in a hybrid learning model. An educational technology framework will be presented and discussed. The product roadmaps of leading technologies providers will be reviewed. A model for IT infrastructure will be presented and discussed. The module will also outline critical professional development needs for both teaching and non-teaching staff.


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Dr. Hamad Odhabi

Dr. Hamad Odhabi is the Director of Abu Dhabi University’s Al Ain and Dubai campuses. He has over two decades of experience in academic and research leadership roles in higher education and technology in the United Kingdom and the UAE.  Dr Odhabi earned an MSc. in Computer Simulation Modelling and a PhD (Java Iconic Visual Environment for Simulation Modeling) from Brunel University, UK. His research interests include computer simulation, educational technology, education and training, and e-learning.  Dr. Odhabi has been involved in leading eLearning development projects since 2000.  He has developed several software applications including JIVESim, HoDSIS, and StrDev, as well as customization and integration of the Moodle learning management system.