Thuraya Abdulla

About me

Hi, this Thuraya Abdulla assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics -College of Science. Holder of a Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis from Imperial College London, UK. Also I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) from the University of York St. John.  Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA) at the UK since 2010. She got a Fulbright scholarship in 2011-2012. I was a Director of the Quality Assurance Office at the College of Science from December 2012 to September 2017 and Coordinator of the College of Science Students Training from 2008-2012. Currently, I am a member of the Unit of Teaching Excellence and Leadership (UTEL) since 2015 as a mentor in the PCAP and CPD programs.

MY interests are in Numerical methods for solving a mathematical problem, quality of education and learning, coaching and mentoring. I am a member in different professional societies such as Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), American Mathematical Society (AMS), The Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA), International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), NAFSA, Association of International Educators and Bahrain Society for Training and Development (BSTD), Social Media Club (SMC), and Toastmasters International. 


Assistive Technology (AT) Tools | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

The section was enlightening as I was not aware of many of the tools that are available to learners with special needs. One good point is that putting course documents on the LMS does not...

Legal Obligation | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

It was a very informative section. I am not a US citizen so this section provided me the knowledge on the steps taken by the US government to ensure the accessibility of learning to all learners...

Blogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

I learned from the "Blogging" section different ways to utilize blogging in learning. It is also important to inform the students about the purpose of the blog, provide them with the necessary...

Microblogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

The microblogging is a form of blogging using short text messages, Twitter is an example. Instructors can use it to disseminate knowledge to the students faster as they don't have to login to their...

Media Hosting and Sharing | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

The "Media Hosting and Sharin" module is very informative.  I learned a lot from reading it such as: use the media hosting site if it helps in learning and linked to the outcomes. use the...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

Hi David  Here I think you meant we need to give formative assessments regularly and not summative assessment.

Value Added Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

This was a rich module for me.  I learned about three types of assessments: value-added, alternative, and authentic assessment. These also were new terminologies for me. It was interesting...

Technology Tools for Assessing Student Learning | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

Reply to Karen Juchniewicz's post: I was not aware of this tool until I read it in the module. It is a very useful tool for us and for our students.  

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

The module covered 3 points we, as instructors, need to consider: 1)  Assessment reliability and validity to make the test free of bias.  However, validity is more important to ensure a...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Thuraya Abdulla

This module covered the three types of assessments, namely: diagnostic, formative, and summative. I realized that, as instructors, our focus mainly on the summative assessment and we don’t pay...