About Collage



Name: Mohammed Mfarij F. Alhawiti

Nationality: Saudi

Languages: Arabic (native language) - English



Address: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, P. O. Box: 1003                                                                                    

E-Mail: m-alhawiti@ut.edu.sa



May 2011                             Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Ph.D., Educational Technology

May 2009                             Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

M. S., Educational Technology

June 2004                            Tabuk Teachers’ College, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia,

B. A., Elementary Education, Mathematics


Employment Record

2011 – Present   University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

                                      Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology

2005 – 2011       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

                                       Instructor, Department of Educational Technology

2004 – 2005       Alabna School, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

                                       Mathematics Teacher




WSL 100- Educational Technology Foundations: Comprehensive overview of the field of educational technology. Aligns the principles of how people learn with technological tools proven effective in achieving results across the disciplines.


WSL 201- Using Educational Technology: An appraisal of educational technologies currently available for the support of the processes of learning and teaching in psychological, historical, pedagogical, and socioeconomic perspective.


WSL 300- Using Computer in Education: Effective applications of multimedia and instructional design for interactive learning. Topics include computer hardware and software, the impact of computers on the educational process, curriculum applications of computers, evaluation of software, selection of hardware, and an introduction to programming.



2010       “Putting Pedagogical Grammar Online”, a training course for the faculty members of English Applied Linguistics Department at E?tv?s Lor?nd University (ELTE) in online instruction. Worked as the project manager.


2010       “Recycling”, a training summer session for intermediate school students. Worked as the project manager.


2009       Evaluating educational technologies used by Indiana State University instructors and students. A graduation project conducted under the supervision of Indiana State University’s Center of Instruction, Research, and Technology (CIRT).



2006       How to Create an Effective Achievement Test, a workshop held by Tabuk’s Teachers College, Saudi Arabia.


2005       Using Computers in Education, a workshop held by the Development and Training Section, Tabuk’s District of Education, Saudi Arabia.



2005 – 2006       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Secretary, Educational Technology Department Scientific Council


2005 – 2006       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Secretary, Faculty Recruitment Committee of College of Education


2011 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

The General Manager of Distance Education Unit


2011 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Chairman, Permanent Committee of Distance Education


2011 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Member, University Advisory Committee   


2012 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Member, Permanent Committee for Developing University of Tabuk's Portal


2012 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Member, Supreme Permanent committee of Distance Education


2012 – Now       University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Chairman, Committee for Updating University of Tabuk's Portal



2011       President of Election Committee of the Saudi Club at Indiana State University


2008       Attended the 3rd Annual Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Media Fair as a judge


2011                             Candidate for Best Dissertation Award at Indiana State University

2004                              Tabuk’s Award for the Scientific Superiority

2003                              Tabuk’s Teachers College’s Award of the Scientific Superiority





March 2011         Developing a New Technology Infusion Program for Preparing Saudi Preservice Teachers: Research paper presented at the 22nd Annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.


October 2009     Faculty Adoption of Distance Education: Motivators and Barriers: Research paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA), St. Louis, Missouri.



2012 – Now        Association for Advancement of Computing in Education

2011 – Now        Phi Lambda Theta, International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education

2009 – Now        The Golden Key International Honor Society

2008 – Now                        The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi



My major research interests are:

Online education

Design of educational environments and learning spaces

ICT integration into curriculum

Adoption of educational technology

Evaluation and assessment of educational products and interventions.




Quality Assurance in Distance Education: This research suggests some of the general standards and criteria that can be used by The Saudi National Center of Distance Education in order to monitor and evaluate the quality of distance education programs in Saudi higher education institutions.


The Theory of Transactional Distance: This study investigates the transactional distance theory (TDT) that was published in 1972 by Michael G. Moore as the first pedagogical theory in the field of distance education. It also summarizes some of the investigations that have used this theory in a variety of distance learning environments.


Strategies and Action Plans for Integrating ICT into Saudi Elementary Schools Curricula: The Case of Tabuk District of Education: The goal of this study is to obtain empirical data on the current use of information technology by elementary school teachers and students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the first phase of the research) in order to suggest strategies and action plans for the integration of educational technologies in the Saudi elementary schools as well as the necessary curriculum and pedagogical changes (the second phase of research).