Mohammad Tawalbeh is a professor of Educational Technology
currently the Dean of the
Faculty of Education at the Arab Open University
He obtained his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Al-Balqa Applied University/Jordan in 1978, B. A. in English Language and Literature from Yarmouk University
(YU)/Jordan in 1988, M.Ed.
in Educational Technology
from Bath University/UK in 1990, and Ph.D. in Computer Assisted Learning from Leeds University/UK in 1994. He held the positions of the Director for both Teacher Practicum and Teacher Qualification (Training) Programmes during 1999-2000, Dean’s Assistant during
2000-2001, Chairman of Curriculum and Instruction Department during 2001-2002, Vice Dean during 2008-2010, Dean of the Faculty of Education during 2010-2012 at YU, and Education Academic
Programme Coordinator during 2002-2006
and 2012-2015 at the AOU.
Professor Tawalbeh published more than 25 articles in peer
reviewed journals, supervised more than 50 M.Ed. Dissertations and Ph.D. Theses
at Jordanian, Arab and international universities during the last 25 years, and
he is a reviewer for some journals and conferences, and a former editorial member
of the Jordanian Journal of Educational Sciences. He served in several committees at some Jordanian
and Arab universities, including a member of three accreditation committees for setting up criteria for accrediting educational
institutions that offer open learning, blended learning, and eLearning programs.
He also served as a chairman of a committee for accrediting a Master Programme in
Instructional Technology at AL-Albayt University-Jordan, during 2009-2010 and a
chairman of another one for accrediting the B.Ed. Programme in Elementary Education
at the UNRWA University-Jordan, 2011 (as appointed by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission, Jordan), and an Academic
reviewer of the E-learning Department, College
of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University, April 2015. He was a member of the
Royal National Committee for Human Resources Development, September 2016, and a
member of the Jordanian Minister of Education’s consulting committee for integrating
ICT in Education. He was a chairman/member of several conferences committees. Recently
he was a member of the scientific and Management Committee of the Forum on
Distance Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic organized by the AOU and ALECSO,
9-10 August, 2020.
CI 303 General Teaching Methods
CI 335 Instructional Design and Models
CI 435 Production and Utilization of A-V Media
CI 436 Computers in Education
CI 439 Utilization and Production
of Instructional Media
CI 451 Instructional Computer Programs and Games for Children .
CI 631 Computer Assisted Instruction
CI 635 Instructional Design
CI 638 Seminar in Educational Technology
CI 639 Special Topics in Educational Technology
CI 781 Designs and Production of Programs and Instructional Media.
IT 100 Computer Skills
CI 14750 Instructional Computer
14752 Design and Production of Instructional Software
ED433 Educational Technology
ED 331Educational Technology
ED511 Foundations of Education
ED 322 Computer Assisted Instruction
ED 631 Open and Distance Learning
ED 627 Educational Communication
636 Internet applications in Education
ED 639 Special Topics in Instructional Technology
Dean, Faculty of Education and General Studies , Arab Open University, 1-7-2015-now
Academic Coordinator/ Education Programme, Arab Open University-Jordan Branch, 9-9-2012-30/6/2015
Dean, Faculty of Education , Yarmouk University , 13/9/2010-3/9/2012
Acting Dean, Faculty of Education , Yarmouk University , 25/8-12/9/2010
Vice Dean, Faculty of Education , Yarmouk University , 6/10/09-24/8/2009
Acting Dean, Faculty of Education , Yarmouk University , 18/8/09-5/10/2009
Vice Dean, Faculty of Education, Yarmouk University , 24/8/08-17/8/09
Academic Coordinator/ Education Programme, Arab Open University-Jordan Branch, 15/9/02-1/9/06
Chairman, Department of Curricula and Instruction,
Faculty of Education, Yarmouk University,
Dean’s Assistant, Faculty of Education, Yarmouk
Director of Teacher Practicum programme, Yarmouk
University , 18/9/99-25/9/00
Teacher Qualification (Training) Programme, Yarmouk University , 18/9/99-25/9/00
- Tawalbeh, M. (1997).
Attitudes of Teachers towards Utilization of the Computer for Performing
Educational Tasks. Abhath Alyarmouk, 13(3), 213-229.
- Tawalbeh, M.(1998).
The effect of studying a computer course on the attitudes of field teacher
students towards the computer. Dirasat, Educational Sciences, 25
- Tawalbeh, M. (1998).
An Overview of Computer Assisted Reading and Writing. Paper Presented to
the First Conference on Linguistics, and Methods of Teaching English. June 8 - 9, 1998, Irbid Educational
- Tawalbeh, M. (1999).
Levels of burnout among computer teachers in the schools of the
governorates of Irbid, Mafraq, Ajloon, and Jerash. Mu'tah Lil-Buhooth
Wal-Dirassat, 14 (2), PP.169-195,1999
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000). Computer
teachers implementation of the principles of effective instruction in the schools
of the governorate of Irbid, Damascus University Journal, 18(3),187-237.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000). Job
satisfaction of computer teachers in Jordanian schools. The Educational Research Center
Journal, University of Qatar, 18 (9), 59-86.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000).
Instructional media in the islamic educational thought. Journal of King
Abdel-Aziz University, Educational Sciences, 30,47-74.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000).
Teaching Practicum program at Yarmouk University. In Rushdi Tu’aimeh
(Eds.). A Guide for Teaching
Practicum (pp. 196-200). National Center for the Development of Human
Resources (NCDHR): Amman.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000).
Computer assisted instruction and its effect on the attitudes of graduate
students towards the educational applications of the computer. Dirrassat Mustagbeliah, Future
Studies Center, Assute University, Egypt, 4(5), 63-85, 2000.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2000). An
Adaptation of the Systems Approach to Pre and In-Service Training of
Computer Teachers in Jordan. Proceedings of the Conference of the
Changing Role of the Arab Teacher in the Future Society: An Arabic
Perspective (18-20/4/2000), Assut University, Egypt.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2001). Evaluating
instructional software. Majalat Al-Yarmouk, 71, 40-42.
- Tawalbeh, M. The policy
and management of information technology in Jordanian schools. British Journal of Educational
Technology, 32(2), 133-140.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2001). Levels of computer teachers' understanding of cooperative learning
in the schools of north of Jordan, Abhath Al-Yarmouk. 17(3), 563-583.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2003). Teaching
practicum manual (ED534). Arab Open University Publications.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2003).
The best companion at this time is a computer: changing roles of teachers,
students, and Parents. Rissalat Al-Mualim, 42(1), 20-22.
- Tawalbeh, M. and
Al-Shboul, N. (2004). Criteria of elements of artistic design for
producing instructional software. Dirasat, Educational Sciences, 31(1),
- Tawalbeh, M. and Jeezawi,
A. (2004). The effect of computer as a tool on fifth graders’ acquisition
of color concept. Journal of Educational and Psychological Sciences,
University of Bahrain, 5(2), 71-94.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2006). The
effect of utilizing instructional software of the tutorial type on the
achievement of Jordanian tenth graders’ in Arabic grammar. Jordan Journal
of Educational Sciences, 2(2), 87-103.
- Tawalbeh, M. and Mashaaleh,
M. (2008). The effect of utilizing activities based on electronic learning
resources on the development of Arab Open University students' critical
thinking skills, Educational Journal, Academic, Publication Council,
Kuwait University, 23(89),121-172.
- Alsous, S. and Tawalbeh,
M. The effect of a
computer-assisted instructional program in developing Arabic creative
writing skills for ninth basic graders/Amman, Association of Arab
Universities Journal for Education and Psychology, Damascus University, 8(1), 12-43, 2010.
- Tawalbeh, M. and Mashaaleh, M. (2009). Islamic education teachers'
perceptions of electronic learning: a qualitative study, Dirasat, Educational
Sciences, 36(2), 82-95.
- Oqlah, O., Tawalbeh, M. and
Al-Saleem, B. (2010). The effect of
using blended learning on EFL Jordanian tenth grade students' oral skills. Proceedings of the conference of
Education in the Era of Alternatives (20-22/4/2010), Yarmouk University,
- Tawalbeh, M. (2010). (Ed.). Education
in the Era of Alternatives. Modern Books World: Irbid.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2008). The readiness of Jordanian university students
for mobile learning. Journal of Human Sciences, Mentorie Univ, Algeria;
- M. Mashaaleh, M. Tawalbeh,
and T. Khazaleh. (2010). The Extent to Which Upper Basic Stage Islamic Education Teachers Utilize Electronic Learning. Damascus
University Journal, 26 (3), 405-438.
- Al-Saleem, B., Smadi, O. and, Tawalbeh, M. (2010). The EFL Jordanian
students' perceptions of the efficacy of blended learning to enhance their
oral skills. Proceedings of the World International Conference on
Education (WICE-2010), World Islamic University, 19th-20th of MAY, 2010.
- Tawalbeh, M. (2013). An investigation of how e-learning might support AOU
students’ face-to-face tutorials. Paper presented to The 1st
International Conference on Open Learning: Role. Challenges, and
Aspiration, 25-27 November 2013.
- Tawalbeh, M. and Al-Mashaleh, M. (2016). Institutionalizations and
enhancement of services provided to children at nurseries. Paper presented
to Preparing the Arab Educator Professionally and Cognitively
Conference, 29-30 November 2016 Marriott Dead Sea Hotel-Jordan
- Tawalbeh, M. (2020). Quality of blended learning as perceived by Arab
Open University students. Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn),
- Tawalbeh, M. (2020). Assessment
in distance learning. Paper presented to the Forum on Distance Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic, 9-10
August, 2020, AOU and ALECSO.