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Mustafa Habib

Mustafa Habib

I'm a MOOC enthusiast and a blended learning enthusiast. I'm the Learning Hero for 2015 FutureLearn Awards!

Location Egypt



  • Hello everyone! I am a learning designer and I work mainly in designing and developing online learning for adults. I'm originally Egyptian but currently living in Istanbul.
    I really love learning and learning about learning. I enjoy the challenge of taking something done offline and seeing how it can be turned into an online format. I enjoy growing my...

  • I work mainly in a MOOC platform, and I have an edtech MA from UCL. I enrolled in the course to prepare for a new experience I will go through soon. I will take an entire school and I will set its edtech strategy (from a to z). In particular, I'm approaching the course to know the source of resistance that we might get from the stakeholders and to consider the...

  • It is a blend from all of the elements above, education and learning are both very complex processes. I personally believe that pedagogy should lead the way, so it's the bigger node in the interconnected network of factors that affects education, albeit blended or traditional.

  • Mustafa Habib made a comment

    I don't agree with any of the choices above so I had to choose the closest anyways. I believe blended learning isn't out of date. I still use it. I don't use it as an umbrella term for e-learning at all. I always use it as either: 1) a combination of f2f and online modalities, or 2) blending technology with more traditional methods of education

  • Interested to know your previous understand of the difference between the teacher and the instructor.

  • Mustafa Habib made a comment

    I came late to the party I know! My name is Mustafa and I am from Egypt. I am an MA student Education and Technology at UCL. I haven't had the chance to work on the course over the last few weeks because I have been trying to get ready for the new master's life. Right now, I am more determined to finish the course. Hopefully, I will see some of you in the...

  • YNWA! :)

  • I am from Egypt! My father was a football lover! My first memory of football was on WC 1998 and I still remember snippets of the games for teams like Chile, Argentine, Brazil, France, and Croatia.

    I am a supporter of Al-Ahly, Egyptian club. I also support Barcelona, especially Pep version, and right now I support Liverpool FC. The reason for that is that I...

  • Thank you, Konstantina. This is a useful insight :)

  • I think that this is exactly what Prof. Howard-Jones suggests! A neuromyth contains a kernel of truth, that is often misinterpreted or become distorted.

    It is true that interactivity is key to a good teaching. In fact, constructionism calls for active learning and to build meaning socially. Yet, specifying fixed rates over each activity is a...

  • Engagement: to involve and activate learners within the learning process
    Build: to add new layers of information and create new connections
    Consolidate: to reinforce the learning and ease its recall on the long term.

  • Learning is the process of building knowledge and skills which results in a sustained change in behavior.

    I currently work as a learner relations specialist in Edraak, an Arabic MOOC provider that supports more than 2 million learners. I have worked before as an instructional designer and online course manager. In addition, I used to tutor English and...

  • I am very excited for this course! One thing I do notice is that most of the course team are in the medical and healthcare field. Is that because most of SBL applications work best in the medical field? Or is it because the research body of SBL is higher in this field compared to others? Or was it unintentional?

    Looking forward to learning from all the...

  • I am looking forward to understanding the basics of UX, just the basics for now. On the long term, I want to be able to analyse user interfaces based on certain criteria and make evidence-based recommendations that can improve the UX. That's my ultimate goal.

  • Thank you very much! :)

  • hahahahahahahaha!!! :D
    I'm a zebra! :'D
    This course is so well-designed!

  • I would say that this argument is weak :)

  • Mustafa Habib made a comment

    From what I learnt, I see that explanations, advice, and instructions might not be arguments in purpose, but they are argument in nature.

  • While I was checking futurelearn, I came by a second-run for a course (no need to mention names). At the end of the course info page, there was a section about what other students said about the course and they were all in the form of "This course changed our life, we recommend that you take it".. This was a clear example on confirmation bias.. I'm not saying...

  • The framing effect isn't always because people are more inclined toward positive things as the professor said at the end of the video, the concept is totally different. He backed up his argument by stating the research of asking people about how often do they encounter headaches (occasionally or frequently).

  • If this is the case, then marketers, media, and politicians are masters of framing! This puts things in perspective! :)

  • Exactly! I think that's why at the end of the video, the professor stressed on the word 'reliable' before statistics...

  • If I can read thoughts