Teacher, Director of Educational Technology, and Head of Department in Madaba, Jordan
A native of Maldives Islands, Ali Shameem holds a PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Technology as well as a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. He also possesses a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computer Science from Coventry University. Dr. Shameem is an experienced computer science educator and an avid instructional technologist with research interest in technology integration, teachers’ attitudes towards technology, and the influence of culture. He enjoys working with teachers as well as students to facilitate learning with and about technology.
Starting August 2017, Dr. Shameem will take the role of head of ICT at the Surabaya Intercultural School in Indonesia where he will start a new computer science program and lead the technology integration initiatives. Starting 2011, he worked at King’s Academy, Jordan as the director of Educational Technology and head of Computer Science. At King's Academy, Dr. Shameem chaired technology taskforce and pioneered student-led technology support program and a number other innovative technology initiatives to facilitate learning with technology and online learning. Prior to that, Dr. Shameem worked in public schools and taught at different colleges in the Maldives. Consulting has taken Dr. Shameem throughout the Maldives and beyond where he enjoys meeting and mentoring new and experienced teachers and support them to use technology.
Dr. Shameem has been active in educational technology, attending and presenting at conferences in different countries including the BETT( UK, Middle East, and South Asia), Microsoft Global Education Forum, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education(SITE), and Google for Education training summit. His real-world experience with technology, teacher and students combined with his research has helped him to become a noteworthy speaker and a facilitator of technology professional development.