Dr. Sherif Halawa is the Head of Engineering and Research at Edraak. Based in Amman, Jordan, his work focuses on developing educational technology that offers free and high quality online learning across the Arab region. Sherif leads Edraak’s engineering, which develops novel educational features for Edraak’s K-12, life-long learning, and B2B educational products and services. Sherif also heads Edraak’s research unit, which works with learners, teachers, and local and international research and development organizations to understand and improve online learning in a regional and international context.
Sherif holds a PhD degree from Stanford University, where he focused on applications of data analysis and predictive modeling in understanding and improving engagement with MOOCs. He was part of a team that developed 2 online learning platforms offering novel educational features to Stanford instructors and students, in addition to “Class2Go”, Stanford’s first MOOC platform serving the public.