Dr. Rana Tamim

Advisor to The Provost and Former Dean of the College of Education at Zayed University

Dr. Tamim is a Professor of Educational Technology and Dean of the College of Education at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Tamim has more than 20 years of experience including graduate and undergraduate university instruction and supervision; adult in-service training, and K-12 teaching and coordination in different countries including Canada, Lebanon, UAE, and KSA. She has a rich educational leadership experience in different institutions and at different academic levels with extensive skills in national and international program accreditation. Dr. Tamim has an established publication record in top tier peer reviewed journals with a growing outreach as reflected by her more than 5,794 google scholar citations. Her research interests and expertise focus on knowledge synthesis through systematic reviews for the purpose of improving educational practice; the impact and role played by computer technology in facilitating learning; appropriate pedagogical approaches to the integration of technology in the design of learning environments based on student-centered principles; and the impact of pre-service and in-service training on teachers’ attitudes toward technology integration.



Edtech in action

16 November 2021 | 13:30 - 13:50 | English | Educational technology in times of crisis: Lessons learned from a systematic review of research

The role of technology in education has been further amplified as the world goes through the nuts and bolts of dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic. The purpose of the current project is to systematically review the body of educational research that was published since the start of the pandemic. The search and review process revealed more than a 1000 articles that were published since the beginning of 2020 the pandemic. Examples of coded study features are teaching model, grade level, subject matter, geographic region, research objective, delivery mode, performance outcome measure, wellbeing outcome measure, pedagogical framework, duration of study, and technology used. The presentation will provide the initial analysis from the systematic review pertaining to technology use in particular. It will also provide reflections and lessons learned while shedding light on the main issues that teachers are facing as they work on meeting their students' needs.