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James Ryan


James is a mathematics and information technology lecturer at Rabdan Academy. He has over 20 years of curriculum design, classroom teaching and online virtual learning experience. Prior to joining Rabdan Academy he has taught at both federal tertiary and secondary level institutions in the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. James has a bachelor degree in computer engineering, a master degree in Business Information Systems while also holding a teaching qualification in secondary mathematics and information technology teaching including a graduate diploma in Data Science, Innovation and Technology.


    •   Graduate Diploma in Data Science, Innovation and Technology

    •   Master of Science Business Information Systems

    •   Post Graduate Diploma Education Mathematics and IT

    •   Graduate Diploma Systems Analysis and Design

    •   Bachelor of Computer Engineering

Teaching Areas

    James is currently teaching in the area of information systems and technology at Rabdan Academy.

Research Interests

    Curriculum design in teaching, use of online virtual learning environments to deliver course content, implementation of the flipped classroom in the teaching of mathematics and IS to ESL students.


    Hargis, Jace & El-Kadi, Mohammed Munir & Ryan, James & Butler, Josephine & Aston, P. (2012). Facilitating teaching and learning: From proprietary to community source. 1-8. 10.1109/ITHET.2012.6246067.

James Ryan
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