Shareef received a BSc degree in physics from Mousel University, Iraq, in 1990. He received an MSc in digital communications networks in 2005 from London Metropolitan University, UK, with distinction. He worked as an expert in the ICT Centre at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2007. He joined the School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering at the University of East London, UK, as a Ph.D. student in April 2009. He completed his Ph.D. successfully in 2012. In the meantime, he worked as an hourly paid lecturer at the University of East London, UK. In addition, he has published various papers along with participation in reviewing various conference papers and international journals. He is also a member of many professional bodies in his area of specialisation. He became a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK in 2011. He worked as a head of the Software and Informatics Engineering Department from 2012-2017 in the College of Engineering at Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq. Furthermore, Shareef worked as a Dean of the College of Education and Languages at Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, along with the Director of Postgraduate Studies from 2017-2021. He supervised many MSc and Ph.D. students in his area of specialization. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Software and Informatics Engineering Department at the College of Engineering at Salahaddin University.
Educational technology refers to the preparation and use of electronic resources, computer applications, and audio-visual aids which are used in the teaching and learning process. For administrators, the term also includes the planning, organization validation, evaluation, and implementation of all kinds of educational programs. Educational technology is now important for the selection of appropriate teaching media as well as the development, and application of curricula. Fundamentals of Educational Technology work explains the basic facts about educational technology to inform teachers and students. The book includes 6 chapters which cover the subject in a simple manner suitable for learners in education programs. Key Features: - 6 organized chapters on the basics of educational technology and media - Simple reader-friendly organization of contents with relevant diagrams - Gives a historical perspective of the field - Gives an overview of digital and electronic tools for educators - Includes information about relevant teaching methods - Gives an overview of the role of electronic and digital media in education - Includes a section on the ethical use of educational technology Fundamentals of Educational Technology serves as a basic guide for educational instructors and administrators on educational technology and its role in teaching and designing educational programs at all levels.