Episode No. 2

Nanolearning: Bite-Sized Content as the Next Big Trend in Contemporary Education

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, the traditional models of teaching and learning are constantly being challenged and redefined. As we delve deeper into the 21st century, the attention span of learners, influenced by the fast-paced digital world, is noticeably shorter. This shift calls for innovative approaches to education, leading us to the concept of Nanolearning – a transformative trend set to reshape the future of education.

The EdITHABLE Episode 2 focuses on the burgeoning trend of Nanolearning, a method that breaks down complex information into small, manageable, and highly focused learning units, often just a few minutes long. This episode seeks to explore the efficacy and potential of Nanolearning in modern education, highlighting how these bite-sized chunks of content can lead to more efficient and effective learning experiences.

Resource Speaker

Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef

Fayoum University, Egypt

Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef is a Faculty Member at Fayoum University, Egypt. Responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate, master's and PhD level courses in Educational Technology along with courses in learning theory, distributed learning, educational research, web design technologies, learning management systems, online assessment strategies, and curriculum theory and development, which are offered across the department's programs. He designs and evaluates new learning technologies that aim at combining cognitive science, learning analytics, and interactive media to enhance students' learning outcomes in connected learning environments. Dr. Ahmed received his undergraduate B.Sc. degree in Education Technology (Excellent with Honors degree, 2002) from Cairo University, Egypt. He acquired his two diploma and master's degree in in Education Technology, with specialization in online learning environments, with grade "Excellent" from Ain Shams University, Egypt. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Learning Technologies) Highest Distinction with grade "Magna Cum Laude" from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He is a co- founder of L 2P bMOOC project at RWTH Aachen University, which combining in-class instruction with high-quality MOOCs that can improve teaching practice, learning outcomes and learner engagement and resolve in some of the hurdles facing stand-alone MOOCs. He moved to the United States in 2017 and held visiting scholar position from Fulbright at The University of Colorado Boulder for the Academic Year 2017-2018. Throughout his career Dr. Ahmed has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He also has won several awards, including the prestigious best paper award from The Sixth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning, Barcelona, Spain in 2014 and Fayoum University Excellence Award in International Scientific Publishing in 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021.

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