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Mahmoud Hawamdeh,

Mahmoud Hawamdeh,

Expert & Researcher in | Training | Instructional Design | Digital Learning | Digital Citizenship |.

Palestinian Territory

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Near East University in North Cyprus. I am a Certified Moodle Educator and was involved in developing several online courses for the Palestine Digital Academy platform ( I served as a Director of Continuing Education and Community Service Center at Al-Quds Open University from January 2013 to October 2019. I was responsible for the overall direction, development, coordination, and supervision of the Center In addition to managing the proposal writing and the implementation of several projects which summarized but not limited to the following: (1) Mobile educational center funded by CRDP/UNDP, (2) Action Research for E-Learning in Palestine School funded by Belgian Development Agency (BTC), (3) Virtual Reality as an Innovative and Impressive Tool in Palestinian Higher Education Institutions funded by Erasmus +, (4) English Language Summer Camp (ESC) funded by U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, (5) Promoting OER Concepts, Reuse, and Practices in the Arab Countries funded by UNESCO. (6) Teaching English as Foreign Language in Palestinian HEIs: An e-Learning Initiative that Bridges Educational and Socio-Political Gaps (TEFL) funded by Erasmus +, and (7) Boosting Innovation in Education and Research of Precision Agriculture in Palestine (BENEFIT).

As a member of the team, I contributed in producing the six policy papers on the most successful use of ICT in student-centered learning in the Palestinian education system as a result of the Action Research project conducted by the Open University of Cyprus and Al-Quds Open University in 2014-15 ( I worked as a Coordinator for Europe Commission Cooperation Programs such (Erasmus+, Europe Aid, H2020.etc). He was responsible for reinforcing and coordinating and the participation of Al-Quds Open University in these programs.

I have published several scientific articles and book chapters, He is the editorial board member of the Journal of International Social Studies Education (TISSE), I am also a SCIENCE committee member of the International Symposium of Education and Values (ISOEVA) Moreover, I am the co-founder of the Palestinian (Experts for Education) Special Interest Group-EESIG


  • Head of Training and Development Department (ICTC/ AL-Quds Open University)
  • Training Manager (Arab Techology Systems (ATS))
  • Euro-Mediterranean Programs Coordinator (AL-Quds Open University)
  • Director of Continuing Education and Community Service Center (Al-Quds Open University)
  • Event Organizer and Planner: (ICTC/ Al-Quds Open University)


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