President's Assistant for Digitalization and E-Learning
Dr. Saida Affouneh is the President's Assistant for Digitalization and E-Learning and the Dean of Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training at An-Najah National University.
Dr. Affouneh is the founder and director of the E-Learning Center (ELC) at the University. She worked as a consultant to develop a national policy paper for open education project. She was a consultant at AMIDEAST, and the Chairperson of the international conference for learning and teaching in the digital world 2014, and the second international conference for learning and teaching in the digital world 2017. She has been granted by Sloan Consortium to participate in an online leadership program in 2013 as the first scholar from the Middle East.
Dr. Affouneh has worked in three different universities, two of which are conventional universities, while the third is an open one. She has published several articles and books, and worked as an educational expert for many local and international institutions. Her mean focus is the wellbeing of children.
An-Najah National University is committed to improving the capabilities of its staff and students and improving the University's educational outcomes through developing, designing, and offering high quality integrated courses. Additionally, the University aims at conducting survey, procedural, experimental and evaluation research, that contribute to solving complex problems related to diverse fields.
- Improving the learning environment, and enhancing the learning process in online education.
- Enhancing the quality of educational outputs.
- Developing students' and staff's e-learning skills
- Creating a culture of e-learning and developing an e-learning culture
- Creating high quality integrated courses.
- Improving the quality of education in the local community through open online courses.
- Organizing and implementing projects and workshops in partnership with various community institutions.
- Creating and developing a student-centered learning environment.