Dr. Ali Almatari

Head of Department of Educational Technology, Ministry of Education, Oman

I Hold PhD in Sociology since 2019. Ambassador of the Varkey International Prize for Teachers. Among the list of the top 50 best teachers in the world for the year 2017. Winner of the Khalifa Award for Excellence in the category of creative teacher in the field of general education in the Arab world for the year 2016/2017. Second place in the Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Award For educational research on the category of teachers in the Gulf states 2016. Researcher in sociology, educational administration, curricula and teaching methods, integrating technology with education. Intel Teach Program Trainer. Member of the Omani Society for Educational Technologies (OSET). Member of the Gulf Society for Comparative Education (GCES). Participated in presenting papers at many local, regional, and international conferences. Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. I have over 30 research papers published.



Future Transformation Zone

14 November 2021 | 13:30 - 13:50 | English | Using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)on Microsoft's educational community platform for professional development for teachers in Oman under Covid-19

The study measures the effectiveness of e-courses MOOCs on the Microsoft Learning Community in the professional development of teachers in Oman during the Covid-19. The study sample  consisted of 180 teachers. It was applied in March 2020, and the reliability factor o was (0.966). The Findings showed: that teachers ’satisfaction with the use of e-courses in the Microsoft Community in the professional development of teachers in each field of study was very high. There are statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α≤0.05) in the degree of teacher satisfaction with the use of e-courses due to the gender variable in favor of teachers (male). There are no statistically significant differences at the significance level (α≤0.05) in the degree of teacher satisfaction due to the educational qualification and the years of experience. The study recommended widespread use of online training courses from Microsoft's Learning Community in teacher professional development.