خريجة أخيراً :”)

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ها أنذا .. خريجة أخيراً ، و الحمد لله أولاً وآخراً ، و الحمد لله الذي بنعمته تتم الصالحات .

ما أقرب ذلك اليوم وكأنه البارحة حينما كنت أتلقى جرعات الكيماوي حين لمع في خاطري بصيص ضياء أنار عقلي وقلبي : أكملي الجامعة .. حققي حلمك وتشبثي بالحياة ..

كنت أنتظر انتهاء الكيماوي وموعد التسجيل للتعلم عن بعد في جامعة الإمام محمد بن سعود الإسلامية بفارغ الصبر لأحقق حلماً تأخر تحققه أكثر من ربع قرن .

وحينما كنت أقطع خمساً وأربعين دقيقة في المشوار الطويل اليومي لمستشفى الحرس لتلقي العلاج الإشعاعي كانت مذكرات الدورة التأهيلية رفيقتي في الذهاب والإياب .

وحينما كنت أحاول تثبيت المعلومات الجديدة القديمة في ذاكرتي المهترئة بفعل الكيماوي كنت أشعر بأعصابي تحترق وأنا أخفق في حفظ ما كنت أريد حفظه بالسرعة التي كنت أرجوها ، وأتحسر في سري على تلك الأيام التي كانت ذاكرتي فيها كالماسح الضوئي ( السكانر ) .

دخلت في أول اختبار لي…

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2014 Book Reviews – مراجعات كتب 2014

Cinnamon Zone

I love reviewing books, as opposed to rating them. It just doesn’t feel right to judge a book written by Chekov or Gibran with the same system used to judge hotels and restaurants. I mean,  yes you can give a restaurant a 1-star rating because you found a hair in your soup which was served cold 20 minutes after ordering it, but with all due respect who are you to judge Gabriel Garcia Marquez? I’m serious, I remember coming across a review on Goodreads for a reader who gave “100 years of solitude” a 1-star rating because she read a few pages and decided she hated the book. So, I’ve been avoiding the rating thing lately as I find it condescending and self-important. I find it a better exercise to review books, which means giving your personal impressions and opinions about them.  However, I couldn’t do much of that this…

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Announcement: ITIL 2011 Arabic Training Material

Ala' Yasin Abuhijleh

I am very please to announce that ITIL 2011 Arabic training material is ready.

The material is compliant with the official ITIL Arabic glossary and was enriched with case studies and class room exercises.

If you’re interested in ITIL 2011 Edition to be fully delivered in Arabic. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

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reflecting on PhD learning

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Some supervisors ask the doctoral researchers they work with to formally reflect on their learning. A what-am-I-learning conversation might be a regular part of supervision. Reflection is also often self initiated – ongoing thoughts are recorded in a doctoral researcher journal or a blog. University initiated ‘skills audits’ and the use of researcher development frameworks also require the doctoral researcher to step back and assess what they know, and what they still need/want to know.

Reflecting on learning is sometimes formally required as the final act in the thesis – the conclusion to the concluding chapter becomes a look-back at new understandings generated from the doctoral experience. And some examiners like a little learning-focused reflection too. There might very well be a question in the viva which requires the candidate to share what they’ve learnt about research and about being a researcher.

The request and expectation for reflection doesn’t happen consistently across disciplines, or even commonly…

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