Day One: 18 October 2022 (Tuesday) – Hall 12
Time Sessions
10.00-11.00 Registration / Morning Tea
11.00– 11.15 Opening Speech
Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin
CEO, Bahrain Polytechnic
11.15-11.30 Welcome Speech
H.E. Engineer Wael Al Mubarak
Chair, Bahrain Polytechnic Board of Trustees
Minister of Municipality and Agriculture Affairs, Bahrain
11.30-11.40 Welcome Speech
Dr. Philippe Pringuet
Dean of Applied Research and Enterprise
11.40-12.00 Awards and Student Poster Presentations
12.00-1.00 Lunch Break
1.00-1.30 Keynote Address
Dr. Deborah Adair *
Executive Director, Quality Matters, USA
Supporting Digital Transformation through Quality Assurance: Changing Mindsets, Developing Expertise, and Creating a Culture of Quality
1.30-2.00 Dr. Nina Abdul Razzak
Academic Consultant, Directorate of Higher Education Reviews
Bahrain Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA)
Why 21st Century Pedagogies and Skills Are Not Sufficient for Sustainability: Lessons Reinforced by the Pandemic
2.00-2.30 Dr. Kate Lister *
Head of Academic Professional Development, Arden University, UK
Associate, EDI, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Advance HE
Diverse journeys: reflection, storytelling, and student wellbeing
2.30-2.50 Student Presentation: Hussain Alajaimi, Mohamed Ahmed, Sayed Hashem Almajed, Nikolaos Vasilikos & Christina Georgantopoulou
Solar Energy and Radiation in Bahrain
Day Two: 19 October 2022 (Wednesday) – Hall 12
Time Sessions
9.00-9.45 Registration / Morning Tea
9.45-10.00 Awards
Moderator: Dr. Layla Alhalwachi
10.00-10.30 Keynote Address
Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli
Director of Research, Derasat, Bahrain
How can we improve the contribution that research makes to commercial innovation in the Kingdom of Bahrain
10.30- 11.00 Dr. Zakir Hossen
The Effect of Strategic Partnership on Innovation and Business Performance of Fintech Industry in Bahrain
11.00-11.30 Dr. Diana Aljahromi
Director, Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership,
University of Bahrain
Sustaining A Culture of Continuous Professional Development in HE in Bahrain
11.30-12.00 Dr. Christine Smith *
Associate, Advance Higher Education, United Kingdom
Innovating in Academic Leadership: Approaches, Challenges and Tools
12.00-12.30 Lunch Break
Moderator: Dr. Carlo Casinto
12.30- 12.50 Dr. Fuad Eksail, Ms. Shaima Alaam & Dr. Leah Keino
Enhancing Student and Educator Digital Competence Using Highly Interactive Open-source Tool
12.50 -1.10 Dr. Maryam Almahdi
Teaching Digital Marketing in A Digital Learning Age: Exploring Student Perspectives and Expectations in A Post-Pandemic Classroom
1.10-1.30 Ms. Emma Salari
Students’ Perception of Online PBL Effectiveness in Finance
1.30-2.00 Tea Break
Moderator: Dr. Shahnawaz Khan
2.00-2.30 Dr. Bethany Simunich *
Director of Research and Innovation, Quality Matters (USA)
Digital Quality Assurance in a Post-Pandemic World: Research-Supported Strategies and Trends
2.30-2.50 Student Presentation: Ayman Alakram
Solar Sea Water Desalination System
2.50-3.10 Dr. Aaron Paul M. Pineda,Dr. Marilou A. Maderazo,Dr. Faustino D. Reyes, Dr. Pedro C. Flores *
The Impact Of Information Technology On Innovative Teaching Process And Its Influences On Human Resource Management – An Analytical Perspective
3.10-3.30 Dr. Irfan Abdul Karim Shaikh
The Business Management Strategies in Start Ups using Consumer Behaviour Analysis Post Pandemic in Gulf Countries
Day Three: 20 October 2022 (Thursday) – Hall 12
Time Sessions
9.00-9.20 Registration / Morning Tea
9.20-9.30 Awards
9.30-10.00 Dr. Rabab Asghar Abdulwahab
Department Head, Integrated Sciences Department
College of Health and Sports Sciences, University of Bahrain
Post Pandemic: What is Next for Higher Education sector?
10.00-10.30 Dr. Girija Veerappan *
Director, Centre for Educational Development and Office of Academic Affairs, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Rethinking Professional Development for Polytechnic Educators
10.30-10.50 Aldrin Bangud
Research on Stakeholders Needs Along Construction Materials Technology
10.50-11.10 Tea Break
11.10-11.30 Student Presentation: Salman Mandeel
Drinking water collection utilizing the air humidity
11.30-11.50 Student Presentation: Marwan Yaseen
Experimental Production of Water from Atmospheric Air
11.50-12.10 Student Presentation: Malak Abbas
Design of a Low-Speed Wind Turbine Blade
12.10-1.00 Lunch Break
Moderator: Dr. Wajid Khan
1.00-1.20 Mohamed Elkanzi
Applying Team-based Learning, Jigsaw and Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in a virtual environment
1.20-1.40 Jimmy Nebrida
Challenges in Hybrid Teaching Amidst Pandemic – The Proposed Model
1.40-2.00 Mustafa Kayyali *
Creativity in Higher Education in Post-COVID-19 Era
2.00 – 2.10 Tea Break
Moderator: Dr. Philippe Pringuet
2.10-2.30 Dr. Christakis Papageorgiou
Efficient and Effective combination of face-to-face (physical) and online sessions
2.30-2.50 Ema Janahi
How far are we from Employability
2.50-3.10 Dr. Devi Manikeswari
Psychometric testing – An insight into its strategic role in transforming students into employable graduates
3.10-3.30 Dr. Harris Saseendran
Development of Learning Systems using the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators
NOTE:   * Remote session

Education Beyond Borders: Internationalization Best Practices in the Digital Age


Hybrid Forum – 19 October 2021

Speaker Time +3 GMT University Mode of Attendance
Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa Higher Education Council Secretary-General Opening Remarks 10:00 – 10:15am Higher Education Council – Bahrain On-Campus
Dr. Reem AlBuainain Acting CEO, Bahrain Polytechnic Education Beyond Borders: Internationalization Best Practices in the Digital Age.  10:15 – 10:35am Bahrain Polytechnic On-Campus
Awards 10:35 – 10:45am
Mr. Sebastien ARCOS Director of Hybria Institute of Business and Technologies Can the objectives of international mobility policy in higher education be reached without travelling? 10:45 – 11:05am HYBRIA Institute of Business & Technologies On-Campus
Mr. Martin Klotz Associate Professor – International Programme Advisor, Hybria Institute of Business and Technologies International development in difficult times through virtual exchange – the example of Bahrain Polytechnic and Hybria/France. 11:05 – 11:25am HYBRIA Institute of Business & Technologies On-Campus
Mr. Nidal AlBasha Digital Innovation Lead, AWS Dr. Christos Gatzoulis Head of School ICT, Bahrain Polytechnic CIC experience and first year projects/prototypes and CLP projects 11:25 – 11:40 AWS Bahrain Polytechnic Virtual
Dr. Henk Huijser  Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Learning Design, Queensland University of Technology Dr. Paola R. S. Eiras Postdoctoral Fellow, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University Reimagining the Chinese student in a transnational higher education context in China. 11:40 – 12:00pm Queensland University of Technology Aarhus University Virtual
Dr. Thanh Pham Senior Lecturer in Graduate Employability & Globalization Faculty of Education, Monash University Using capitals-based approach as a tool to internationalize curricula and pedagogies for student learning and employability. 12:00 – 12:20pm Monash University Virtual
Prof. Joy Juyoung Chun Chief Director, Institute of International Affairs, Kyungwoon University Mr. Sam Son Kyungmoon International Advisor, Kyungwoon University Utilizing new opportunity presented by the new era – Kyungwoon University’s experience (Korea) 12:20 – 12:40pm Kyungwoon University Virtual
Dr. Mubarak AlKhatnai Dean of Development and Quality, King Saud University Internationalization within King Saud University’s Strategic Plan (KSU 2030). 12:40 – 01:00pm King Saud University Virtual
Lunch Break 01:00 – 2:00pm On-Campus
Ms. Maria Kiseleva Director of International Academic Mobility Office, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University Managing International Office and Mobility at ETU (LETI) 2:00 – 2:20pm St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University Virtual
Dr. Maikel Alendy and Ms. Jessica Rodriguez Florida International University Online Learning Transforms: 6 Strategies that elevate, and expand your students learning journey.  2:20 – 2:40pm Florida International University Virtual
Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks Moderator: Dr Christakis Papageorgiou Dean of EDICT, Bahrain Polytechnic Dr. Reem AlBuainain – Bahrain Polytechnic Prof. Joy Juyoung Chun, Kyungwoon University Dr. Mubarak AlKhatnai – King Saud University Dr. Maikel Alendy and Ms. Jessica Rodriguez – FIU Mr. Martin Klotz – Hybria Institute of Business and Technologies Dr. Henk Huijser – Queensland University of Technology 2:40 – 3:30pm Hybrid