Ghassan Omar Shahin
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Dr. Ghassan Omar Shahin has obtained his PhD in Computer Science (E-Learning) from University of Malaya in 2012. He has an MBA in Information Systems from Maastricht School of Management, and a BSc. in Computer Science from INTERCOLLEGE (now University of Nicosia). He served as the Dean of College of Administrative Sciences & Informatics (CASI), Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) from 1999 to 2004 and from 2012 to 2014, and as the Information Manager for 2 years at PPU. He has more than 20 years of work experience in private sector and academia in different countries including Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Palestine. He is a certified e-commerce consultant since 2002. Currently, he is a Master Trainer for faculty development at Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at PPU, in addition to his role as Assistant Prof of E-Learning and Information Systems at CASI.
Dr. Shahin possesses qualities and characteristics of an Intrapreneur, where his initiatives and creative ideas have materialized at PPU as new academic programs and others. Some of such include him being the founding Dean of CASI at PPU. He has founded three Bachelor Degree programs of CASI, namely Information Systems, Contemporary Business Administration, and Information Technology in 1995, 1999, and 2000 respectively. In addition, he has a major role in founding other programs such as Multimedia / Graphics program, Project Management – both are Undergraduate programs - Office Automation & Administration, and Software and Databases (Associate degree programs). He represented the university in various committees on national levels, and was a member of the national committee to draft a law on e-learning for higher education in Palestine. On the international level, he is a member of the METHODS Erasmus+ project.
Dr. Shahin’s diverse academic background and experience, in addition to his continuous efforts for self-development through attending several professional training programs and workshops (locally and internationally in Hungary, Sweden, and UK) where he is now an Academic Developer, enable him to smoothly integrate and utilize technology with, and, for business purposes and applications, in addition to employ technology for the enhancement of education at higher education institutions.
Dr. Shahin is a member of Editorial Boards and Reviewers of International Journals, local and international conferences, also as committee member and session chair. He has a number of conference and journal papers. He has acted as internal examiner for Master thesis at University of Malaya and at PPU, and has supervised many undergraduate projects and Master Thesis. His research interests are mainly in E-Learning, particularly in Blended Learning, with interest in learner analytics, in addition to big data analytics
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