Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Ammar Merhbi

Post has attachment
Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections
The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come together to build cities, civilisations and cultures, but we also destroy these through violence against each other and degradation of our environment. Given that ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy
According to the grit narrative, children in the United States are lazy, entitled and unprepared to compete in the global economy. Schools have contributed to the problem by neglecting socio-emotional skills. The solution, then, is for schools to impart the...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
In this self-access and open course, you will learn how to use the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) Framework to effectively integrate educational technology in your teaching. It assists you to develop competencies that will enable you to plan systemically for the selection, utilization and evaluation of technology tools and resources in a pedagogically appropriate manner. This course is designed to be different from most other faculty professional development courses on technology. While others tend to focus on simply learning the technology tools, leaving it up to the participants to make the connection to pedagogy and content knowledge, this workshop is based on TPACK which provides for an integrated approach to combining technology, pedagogy and content knowledge.

The TPACK framework has been described as being “the most significant advancement in the area of technology integration in the past 25 years”.

A digital badge and a certificate of completion will also be provided when you complete all required tasks. You can then export your badge to Open badges Backpack.

Mode of participation: Online, preferred to sign up in teams for discussions and reflections.


This course is designed so that you will leave with:

A broader awareness and understanding of the technologies that can be used by teachers to positively impact teaching and learning
An introduction to emerging teaching and learning technologies
An awareness and familiarity of the resources available to educators for technology integration
Familiarity and experience with TPACK and tools to assess
Insights on how your own course syllabus/ lesson plans might change based on what you have learned in the course
The ability to assist colleagues (and students) in applying technology to their own teaching and learning activities

Topic Areas:

The changing nature of education, students and the modern workplace
The TPACK Framework
Evaluation tools to assess TPACK
Technology utilized will vary

Discussion forums
Final Assessment : Performance assessment (mini-lesson demonstration with technology using the TPACK) (assessed by peers)

Activity Overview
Introduction to TPACK and unPACKing TPACK
TPACK Scenario
Case studies
Activity Types, assessments, and templates
(re)design a lesson to integrate technology

If you have queries you can email us at or you can address it at the course general discussion forum so that we can or other participants can help.

Note: You need to log in/register to view and participate in all sections. If you log in as a guest, you will view only two sections of the course, but are unable to participate and get credentials for completing the course.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy
In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy was strongly associated with Hellenic culture. The leading thinkers of the Roman world, such as Cicero and ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Here's What School Accreditation Agencies Are Getting Wrong about Technology Integration
From Jeff Peterson on the Common s "The Rise of Private International Schools" has been the hype phrase in the education "Galaxy" in recent years. Certainly, parents and their kids are opting more for international schools, with the hope that they receive a...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
In high school history books, there is little mention of the intertwined histories of Europe, Asia and Africa in the middle ages and the Renaissance. There is even less mention of the flowering of art, literature and architecture during this time.

In a world history textbook for New York public high schools, for example, the “Muslim World,” appears in the 10th chapter. In condensing a thousand years of history – from the seventh to the 17th century – it focuses only on “Arab armies” and the rise of early modern Muslim empires.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded