Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim is Professor in the College of Education and Health, Arkansas Tech University (ATU). Dr. Ibrahim teaches educational technology courses and serves as the director of the Master of Education: Instructional Design & Technology at ATU. He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, Egypt. Prior to his tenure at ATU, Dr. Ibrahim served as program coordinator and assistant Professor in the Mass Communication Department at Modern Sciences and Misr International University, Cairo, Egypt. He also taught as adjunct instructor in the Mass Communication department, and educational multimedia coordinator in the Information Technology Department at Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. In the corporation field, Dr. Ibrahim worked as multimedia editor in the Creative Services Department, TV Guide Networks, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Dr. Ibrahim’s main research areas can be broadly classified into two domains: one encompasses areas of online, hybrid and face-to-face teaching strategies such as project-based learning, collaborative learning and flipped teaching strategies. The second research domain focuses on multimedia learning content with the emphasis on students’ self-efficacy, metacognition, and self-regulated learning. Most of Dr. Ibrahim’s research has been multidisciplinary and collaborative in nature. For example, up to 2020, he produced about 43 publications as principal author and more than 28 publications as co-author. The focus of most of these publications is to critically examine educational technology and teaching strategies in relation to different learning settings and with diverse populations. Furthermore, Dr. Ibrahim collaborated with other scholars to develop multidisciplinary approaches to research efforts internationally. For example, he collaborated with different colleges (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business), and with other universities (e.g., Necmettin Erbakan University, Ankara University, Yildiz Technical University, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey, Fredonia University, Kuwait University, Kuwait, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA). His scholarship in application and integration of technology in education is promoted through several pathways, including publications, conferences, seminars, presentations at regional, national, and international professional meetings, conducting workshops, reviewing, and editing articles, preparation of grant proposals, and development of courses and academic programs.
Dr. Ibrahim published research studies in journals, book or book chapters and presented at regional, national, and international professional meetings. His scholarship efforts also include conducting multi-disciplinary research, serving on the review boards for different academic journals, serving as program reviewer for conferences, conducting book review for a leading publisher, collaborating on multi-millions grant proposals, conducting regional, national, and international workshops, supervising graduate, and advising graduate research projects. Additionally, Dr. Ibrahim initiated and secured the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ankara University, Turkey (AU) and Arkansas Tech University.
Dr. Ibrahim serves on regional, national and international professional educational organizations, committees and academic journals such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE), the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Transactions on Education Journal (IEEE), Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE), the American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE), the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and International Journal for Innovation Education and Research (IJIER).