Hamad Odhabi

Director, Al Ain, Dubai, and Al Dhafra Abu Dhabi University

Dr. Odhabi holds Bachelor degree in Physics, Master and PhD in computer simulation from Brunel University.  He has over 25 years of experience including teaching, and leadership at the level of department head, dean, executive dean and director.  He is currently the director of Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain, Dubai and AL Dhafra in the UAE.  Dr. Odhabi has strong experience in developing and managing eLearning programs.  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.

Before joining Abu Dhabi University in July 2019, Dr. Odhabi spent almost 20 years with the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. As Executive Dean of Computer Science and Applied Communications, he built a dynamic and collaborative team with department chairs and faculty across 17 locations. 


Full Agenda. Sessions

The Future of Higher Education: Building a portfolio of micro-credentials towards credentials

Traditional forms of education are being challenged by leading educators and innovators across the world. As careers grow more unpredictable, children will require a different set of skills in order to succeed after education. As a result, we must interrogate how we measure and award credentials in our student population.
This session will explore:

  • How to place greater value on the curriculum, through online and offline learning
  • Ensuring quality assurance and accreditation in online learning
  • Providing staff with professional development through e-learning platforms

Wednesday 09 December 11:30 - 12:10 Room 1

Add to calendar 12/09/2020 11:30 12/09/2020 12:10 The Future of Higher Education: Building a portfolio of micro-credentials towards credentials Traditional forms of education are being challenged by leading educators and innovators across the world. As careers grow more unpredictable, children will require a different set of skills in order to succeed after education. As a result, we must interrogate how we measure and award credentials in our student population.
This session will explore:
  • How to place greater value on the curriculum, through online and offline learning
  • Ensuring quality assurance and accreditation in online learning
  • Providing staff with professional development through e-learning platforms
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