Many barriers are facing the selection and development of quality e-content in the Arab region. Many of these barriers could be avoided through rapid e-learning development networks that easily encourage teachers to produce and share quality e-content themselves. PresentationTube network highlights the importance of considering the potential possibilities that online videos present when deciding how to support recent e-learning communities in the Arab region.
PresentationTube project offers a video presentation recorder and video sahring platform to encourage school and university teachers in the Arab region produce and sahre quality video presentations in an easy-to-use and innovative way. The recorder automates the process and ensures that teachers only need minimal technical knowledge and spend no additional time creating materials. It allows teachers to synchronize a variety of visual aids, including presenter’s audio and video footage, PowerPoint slides, text, drawings, and web content. The platform integrates many new and interactive features, allowing the learner to learn from videos easily, move to the respective video content, and control both the time and progress of video presentation. Within few months, the project received a considerable regional recognition with 6,000 subscribers and more than 500 video presentations in all subjects.
The network is developed and maintained by Dr. Alaa Sadik. Dr. Sadik received his Ph.D. degree in educational technology from the University of Hull, UK, in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked as a learning resources consultant in the Partners for Competitive Egypt (PfC) project, funded by the USAID Egypt. Currently, he is an assistant professor of educational technology at the Department of Instructional & Learning Technology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He has published more than 25 papers in visual literacy, online learning, & technology integration into the curriculum, particularly in developing & Arab countries. Dr. Sadik has provided many conference presentations, workshops, & keynotes in many countries, like Egypt, Oman, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Spain, Malaysia, Cyprus, Sri Lanka & Turkey.
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