Mr Bandar Alzahrani

  • Honorary Research Associate (School of Computing Science)

Biography

I am a researcher at the School of computing at the University of Glasgow. Currently, I am working on the Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLA) project with Professor Quintin Cutts, Dr Joseph Maguire and Mrs Jill Ramsay. The project focuses on creating a new graduate level combining academic studies and work-based experience in Software Engineering. This project is aiming to improve the economy and increase employability in Scotland through having highly qualified workforce.

I graduated from Kind Abdulaziz University in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia BSc in Education in 2006. In 2011, I was awarded MSc in Technology for Teaching and Learning from the University of South Wales in the UK. At the moment, I am in the final stage of my PhD in the Educational Technology at University of Plymouth. The title of my PhD is “Using Personal Response System for Learning Development in Higher Education”. My interest in the Educational Technology was led by my experience as teacher from 2006 to 2009. 

My main interest is Educational Technology to enhance face to face learning environment. Additionally, I am interested in designing content and application for online learning. I have experience in using different software and programme language (such as HTML, Java, and PHP) to build some online learning application.  I am also interested in Social Constructivist Learning Theory and how it can be implemented with different technologies, and different methodological approaches such as Grounded Theory.

Research interests

- Technology for face to face learning 

- Online learning 

- Social Learning Theories