Wisam M. R. Zaqoot

 

Education

 

PhD candidate at the Department of Information Systems and Data Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since Jan 2017. Expected graduation: First half of 2022.

M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK.

Date of Graduation: September 2008

B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the Islamic University – Gaza, Palestine.

Date of Graduation: June 2004

My M.Sc. dissertation was about Web-based Support for Teaching Delivery.

My Bachelor degree final year project was about E-payment techniques and security in Ecommerce.

 

Awards & Scholarships

  • A full scholarship from Hani Qaddumi Scholarship Foundation (HQSF). This scholarship covered my M.Sc. study in the UK (2007-2008).
  • Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA). This scholarship is covered my PhD study at the National University of Singapore (NUS) (2017-2021).
  • Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) Merit Scholarship 2018.

 

Skills

Technical skills:

  • Certificate in computer maintenance.
  • Certificates in Oracle Database (SQL/PL SQL, Forms and Reports).
  • Certificate in VC++ 6 from IEEE.
  • Certificate of a customized course based on MCSD .NET (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) from the National Institute of Information Technology in Gaza. This course included C# programming, ASP.Net, XML, ADO, SQL Server, web development and mobile programming topics.
  • Certificate in Computer Networks. This customized course included topics in CCNA, wireless networks, Linux and Windows Server.
  • I am very good at Java and C programming.
  • Certificate in Filmmaking, specializing in making documentary films.

Business skills:

  • I have a long interest in data analytics, macroeconomics, behavioral economics, econometrics and entrepreneurship. I also have taught courses related to intellectual property and professional ethics in different universities.

 

Experience

Full-time employment:

  • The Palestinian Commission for Refugees Rights Protection: 7 months of voluntary work in web development and mastering.
  • The Center of Sheikh Hamad for Training Palestinian Refugees: 7 months of voluntary work as the manager of the training unit in the center.
  • The Ministry of Higher Education in Palestine as IT instructor (Aug 2005 - Sep 2007).
  • The Ministry of Higher Education in Palestine as a computer engineer (Apr 2009 - Dec 2011), and as a Computer Dept. manager (Jan 2012 – Nov 2016).
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS) as a research assistant at the School of Computing – Department of Information Systems and Analytics (since Feb 2021).

Part-time employment:

  • Several British NGOs and charities: different short voluntary jobs (Sep 2007 – Mar 2009).
  • University of Palestine as IT/engineering lecturer (Feb 2010 – Feb 2012). I taught the following courses: Internet insurance and information hiding, advanced multimedia and concurrent and real time programming.
  • Al-Aqsa Community College as IT lecturer (Sep 2011 - Jun 2016). I taught the following courses: computer networks, introduction to computer science, computer and professional ethics, MS Office applications and typing skills.
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS) as a teaching assistant (Jan 2018 – Jun 2020). I taught multiple courses in the fields of programming, data visualization and professional ethics and intellectual property, and assisted lecturers teaching some business and entrepreneurship courses.

 

Selected Publications

  • ZAQOOT, W., et al. (2021). The Use of Rasch Model to Create Adaptive Practices in e-Learning Systems. In Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2021), Sydney, Australia. 
  • ZAQOOT, W., & OH, L. B. (2020). Can Nudges Solve the Problem of High Dropout Rates in Professional MOOCs?. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS2020), Dubai, UAE.
  • ZAQOOT, W., et al. (2020). SnapLearning: A Design Framework for a Micro-Learning System to Enhance Adult Learning. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS2020), Dubai, UAE.
  • ZAQOOT, W., et al. (2019). Development and Validation of a Representational Fluency Test for Primary School Students. In Proceedings of the IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E 2019), Goa, India.
  • ZAQOOT, W., et al. (2019). Representational Fluency in Education: A Literature Review and the Proposal of a New Instrument. In Proceedings of IEEE TALE 2019, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • ZAQOOT, W., & OH, L. B. (2018). Teaching Design Thinking Using Online Whiteboarding in a Graduate-level Digital Innovation Course.‏ In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Manila, Philippines.
  • ZAQOOT, W. (2013). A proposed plan to organize the activities of, and to structure, the R&D institutes in Palestine. In Proceedings of Scientific Research Priorities in Palestine: Towards a national map for scientific research, Gaza, Palestine.
  • ZAQOOT, W. (2012). Uses for Wiki technology in education. In Proceedings of International Educational Conference: Education Locality and Universality in the 21st Century, Gaza, Palestine.

Languages

  • Arabic (first language).
  • Very good at English.
 

Address:

Singapore

Tel:

+65-85548474

Email:

wisamzaqoot(AT)(u.nus.edu.sg)

Website:

http://www.fastestworld.com/

LinkedIn: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wisam-zaqoot-644406a