Centre for Educational Technology
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  • About us
  • Media Technology Services
  • Instructional Development Services
  • Contact us

Who we are

Welcome to the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), we are honored to have you visit our website to know more about our services. The prime goal of CET is to provide support for teaching and learning activities at the university. The center endeavors to achieve this goal through:

  • promotion, support, training, and continuous increase in the use of various educational technology including e-learning.
  • introduction of new audiovisual technologies to faculty members and departments.
  • production of various media and instructional/learning materials.
  • provision of media services and classroom support.
  • conducting instructional development activities such as training and consultancy to equip faculty members with the technical knowledge required to enhance teaching and learning process.

 

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Vision

The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) will be recognized nationally and regionally as a leader in the application of innovative use of educational technologies to meet the university goals.

 

Mission

To provide and deliver exemplary services to the University community through the promotion, support, training, and continuous increase in the use of various educational technology including e-learning. In addition, CET provides all the means available to ensure the provision of quality media services and utilizes up-to-date audio-visual classroom technology to facilitate the learning and teaching process.

 

Values

  • Excellence
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Credibility
  • Equity
  • Commitment
  • Collegiality

 

Objectives

  • Expand the use of e-learning.
  • Support innovation and leadership in educational technology services.
  • Provide consultancies, training programs and technical support for the e-learning system and other educational technologies.
  • Contribute to finding innovative educational solutions and emerging technologies that improve the quality of education.
  • Produce high-quality audio-visual materials and interactive learning objects.
  • Provide photographic, graphics, video and audio coverage of various scientific/academic events hosted in the University.
  • Provide audio-visual equipment for the events and classroom halls.
  • Provide maintenance and technical support services for audio-visual equipment.

 

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Classroom equipment

All lecture halls and classrooms are equipped with permanently installed AV equipment (e.g., LCD projectors, desktop and sound systems). The remote controls for the LCD projectors are attached to the walls near whiteboards. However, If you need other equipment such as overhead projector (OHP), laptop, or any other audiovisual equipment, please let us know in advance by calling or visiting our Equipment Service Desk, located on the ground floor of Block C, room C4, Ext. # 2808, 2777, or 1541. The Equipment Service Desk is open from Sunday to Thursday (7:30 am - 6:00 pm).

 

Classroom technical support

Although all classroom audiovisual equipment is checked on a regular basis by our classroom technicians to ensure its effective operation at all times, there are occasions when classroom equipment may not function properly due to various reasons. In such cases, our technical team offer real time support to resolve any technical problems in a timely manner (troubleshooting). Therefore, if you experience any technical problem in a teaching room, please contact classroom technical support:

Block Ext. #
A, B, C, D 2808, 2777, 1541
E 2398
F 2815
G 5995
Lecture Theater (LT) 2, 3, 4, 5 2807, 2803
Lecture Theater (LT) 10, 11 5995

 

If no one is available to answer the phone, or if you want to report any repairs or maintenance, please use our online classroom service request form. You will then be contacted by the classroom technical support team to arrange for the work to be complete.

 

Event technical support

The Technical Services Section at CET provides technical support for the whole university to cater for all on-campus events, except for those falling under the Conferences and Events Affairs Department, including Grand Hall, Al-Faham Hall, Conference Hall, Lecture Theater 1, Amphitheater, and the Exhibition hall. Our services range from the provision of real time technical assistance to the installation of projection and audio equipment. Most events are likely to require set-up time for the installation and testing of equipment, so please send your request at least one week prior to your event. Please download the request form to request technical support for your event and submit it to us through SQU CMS system.

To follow up your request, please call Ext. # 2807, 2803,1539, 2766 or 1537.

 

Lending equipment

All faculty members, staff and students can borrow audiovisual equipment for teaching and learning purposes from our Equipment Service Desk, located on the ground floor of Block C, Room C4, Ext. #  2808, 2777, or 1541. The Equipment Service Desk is open from Sunday to Thursday (7:30 am - 6:00 pm). The following equipment can be borrowed:

  • Laptops
  • LCD projectors
  • HDMI cables
  • USB cables
  • HDMI to VGA (RGB) converters
  • Laser pointers
  • Speakers
  • Microphones

 

Video and audio production

The Video and audio production services include sound recording, production of educational and documentary films, video recording of lectures, conferences and major events on and off campus, as well as pre- and post-production tasks, including script writing, storyboard, and video/audio editing. Please use the online form to request video and audio services.

Teaching and learning

The Teaching and Learning Department at CET acts as a hub for all aspects of e-learning at SQU. Our teaching and learning team is committed to providing various services to faculty members in the field of instructional development and online education. Our services include but not limited to:

  • training seminars and workshops to faculty members on a wide range of topics related to instructional design and online teaching, including training on the use of e-learning tools and resources.
  • online course design and development.
  • technology integration in teaching and learning.
  • consultation on design and development of effective online instructional materials.
  • production of instructional materials and interactive learning content.

For further information on our e-Learning system and other services, please send an email  to: elearn@squ.edu.om , or call Ext. # 1546, 2884, 2871, or 1514 

 

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E-learning technical support

The E-learning technical support team makes every effort to provide technical support and solutions to faculty members who are integrating technology into their teaching, especially those using our e-learning system.  Our main services include the following:

  • providing technical support to e-learning users.
  • ensureing that all materials placed on e-learning platforms are accessible to authorized faculty members and students.
  • managing e-learning user accounts.
  • managing the use of plagiarism detection program (Turnitin).

For e-learning technical supports, please send an email to: elearn@squ.edu.om , or call Ext. # 1549, 2835, or 2726.  

To request new course template, please visit: https://elearn.squ.edu.om/course/request.php

 

Multimedia production

Our multimedia team is responsible for the design and production of a variety of interactive digital media content for educational and illustrational purposes. Our production includes a wide range of multimedia packages, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modeling, architectural walk through and fly-by animation, as well as visual and sound effects.  To find out more about our services, please call ext. 2770, 2802, or 2872.

Centre Address  
Centre Administration  

 

Sultan Qaboos University
Centre For Educational Technology
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
P. O. Box 50, Postal Code. 123
Telephone: (+968) 24141537
Fax: (+968) 24413412
Email: cet@squ.edu.om

 

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Dr. Hamood Al-Muqbali

Director
Ext: 1535
Email: squmuqb@squ.edu.om

 

Yusuf

Yousif Al Harthy

Dep. Director for Media Services
Ext: 2800
Email: yusuf@squ.edu.om
 

 

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Salim Al Waili
Dep. Director for Instructional Development
Ext: 2885
Email: alwaili@squ.edu.om

 

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Mohamed Al Bahri

Administrative Director
Ext: 1547
Email: bahry@squ.edu.om
Where to find us  

 

Our Services

  • Services offered
  • Research and Development
  • Teaching and Learning
  • E-learning Technical Support
  • Multimedia
  • Video and Audio
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Technical Services
  • Projects and Maintenance

CET provides a wide range of services for faculty, students and staff at Sultan Qaboos university.

To contact CET team for any enquiries or to find out more about the types of services we provide, please click on the required service from the list.

 

Research and Development

  • Follow recent developments in the field of educational technologies.
  • Propose and evaluate technology-related initiatives in the arena of education.
  • Conduct workshops and lectures introducing recent developments to faculty members.

 

For assistance please contact:

 

faisal

Faisal Al Balushi

HOD, Research and Development

Ext. 2817

Email: faisalb@squ.edu.om

Teaching and Learning

  • Provide consultancies in the field of e-learning.
  • Produce instructional materials and interactive learning content that enhance teaching and learning experiences.
  • Provide training on the use of e-learning management systems and educational content development tools.

 

For assistance please contact:

 

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Malik Al Noumani

HOD, Teaching & Learning

Ext. 1546

Email: malik@squ.edu.om

E-learning Technical Support

  • Provide technical support to E-learning users.
  • Manage the use of plagiarism detection program (turnitin).
  • Update the components of the E-learning management systems.

 

For assistance please contact:

 

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Ahmed Al Jabri

HOD, E-learning Technical Support

Ext. 1549

Email: aajabri@squ.edu.om

Multimedia

  • Produce multimedia packages.
  • Produce 2D and 3D illustrations and animations.
  • Provide visual and audio effects to multimedia productions.

 

For assistance please contact:

 

rashid

Rashid Al Musallami

HOD, Multimedia

Ext. 2770, 2802, 2872

Email: rashids@squ.edu.om

Video and Audio

  • Sound recording
  • Production of educational and documentary films
  • Video recording and editing of lectures, conferences and major events on and off campus
  • Video conferencing services

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For assistance please contact:

 

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Khoula AL-Hosni

HOD, Video and Audio

Ext. 1508

Email: kalhosni@squ.edu.om

Photography

  • Provide photography services to faculty members and staff
  • Provide photography services for scientific, medical, and journalistic purposes
  • Photography of scientific, administrative and student events
  • Keep archive of photographs for the various events and activities
  • Provide print services for the different SQU units

 

For assistance please contact:

 

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Mohammed AL-Mawali

HOD, Photography

Ext. 1543, 1545

Email: mmawali@squ.edu.om

Graphics

  • Design of educational publications
  • Production of illustrations for publications
  • Design of Textual and Visual content
  • Handwriting Arabic calligraphy styles

 

For assistance please contact:

 

anwar

Anwar Al Kharousi

HOD, Graphics

Ext. 1540

Email: anwar@squ.edu.om

Technical Services

  • Equip classrooms with the audio-visual equipment
  • Demonstrate and advise on effective use of audio-visual equipment in classrooms
  • Provide real time classroom technical support to faculty members
  • Lend audio-visual equipment to faculty members and students

 

For assistance please contact:

 

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Abdullah Al Ajmi

HOD, Technical Services

Ext. 2766

Email: alajmi@squ.edu.om

Projects and Maintenance

  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance of audio-visual equipment
  • Receive, test and tag new audio-visual equipment
  • Supervise installation work of audio-visual equipment

 

For assistance please contact:

 

muharamy

Hamed Al Mahrami

HOD, Projects and Maintenance

Ext. 2812

Email: hamadhm@squ.edu.om