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Contact-new.svg Hanaa Khamis
Website:My website
Blog:My blog
Employer:The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Occupation:Instructional Technologist
Other roles:Facilitator
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About Me


I am Hanaa Khamis from Egypt. I teach university students English as a foreign language. I also train teachers on methodology and instructional technology. My major is Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I wrote an MA thesis on the use of communication strategies in online interactions. I am fascinated by web 2.0 tools and their impact on learning and teaching.

My University

The American University in Cairo where I studied & where I work

My Cultural Interests

My Work Interests

I am greatly interested in cross-cultural communication and communities of practice. My interests also include instructional technology, network-based language teaching, language acquisition, pragmatics, and action research.

My Professional Development Interests

  • Methods of Teaching
  • Computer/Internet Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Research Methodology
  • Assessment Techniques

My Published Papers

  • Khamis, H. (2010). Communication strategies in computer-mediated communication (CMC): An Egyptian EFL context. CALICO Journal, 28 (10), 35-48.
  • Khamis, H. (2009). Decision-making Tasks in Computer-mediated Communication. Teaching English with Technology, 9 (1). Retrieved April 25, 2009, from http://www.iatefl.org.pl/call/j_article34.htm

My Blog

Please add your comments to my blog entry.

My Open Educational Resources (OER)


Mobinil Ad Video

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Share one TV/billboard ad that you like/hate most. First, identify the product promoted, describing what the ad is all about. Then, tell us why you like/dislike it, mentioning its characteristic strengths/weaknesses. Looking forward to your interesting contributions. You may want to view the advertisement above for a start.


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Think about a situation when you had to talk in English and happened to say something really funny/emabrassing ....type the rest of your story here


Students Today Video

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Watch this YouTube video and make 2-3 comments about:
  1. What is the vision of students today as presented in the video?
  2. What keeps their interest?
  3. How do they learn?
  4. What are their problems?
  5. Do you have similar problems? What are they?
  6. Do you share any of their vision? In what way?


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Survey the birthdays of your classmates and come up with a chart like this one:
Birth Dates of Males & Females in the Class by Season

  1. Interview your classmates to know their birth dates by months of the year.
  2. Divide your respondents into males and females.
  3. Add the total number of males/females in each month.
  4. Add the total number of males/females in each season: Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer.
  5. Enter the data into an Excel sheet (2 x 4)
    • Rows: Males; Females
    • Columns: Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    • Fill in the cells with the total number of males/females in each of the four seasons.
    • Select the data in the table and insert a pie chart.
  6. Interpret at least 2 trends in the chart.

Case Study

Copyright: Hanaa Khamis

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Case Study
Decision-making Task 1 – In Groups

A group of intellectuals are invited to make a written statement to the press expressing their opinions about stem cell research based on their own experiences. They need to decide whether it is ethically right to use the stem cells of unborn babies. You are one of those invited, but you will NOT represent your personal opinion. You will play one of four characters arguing a position either for or against the issue: a scientist, parliament member, religious figure, or Parkinson’s patient. Each of the four characters needs to argue and counter-argue with other characters to reach a final statement about the issue. Each character must support, challenge, and elaborate on presented ideas. Each character must contribute with an introductory message arguing the position of the character s/he represents. You need to respond to contributions made by other members. A closing message is sent to state each character’s final position. Note that all your discussion is in English.


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Add your personal reflections on the course by answering these two questions. Make sure you go over all the course components covered inside and out of class.
  1. What have you learnt from the course in terms of knowledge and skills?
  1. What are some difficult areas you are still struggling with?

My WE Activity

New wiki codes I've learnt

  • Section breaks for editing == ==
  • Bold "' '"
  • Bulleted & numbered lists (* ; #)
  • External Hyperlinks ([ ])
Internal Links: e.g. Link to  Nedal Shatat ... Finally worked!! Thanks Nedal!--Hanaakhs 11:20, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
just when you using == == will appear in the content table for example Nedal Shatat -- 30- April, 11:00 PM
  • Dotted boxes
I managed to create a a dotted box. Yuppi! --Hanaakhs 10:08, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Table of Contents at the top of a wiki page

  • Trial personal Infobox

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  • Dialogue box: double braces, note, |

(Comment.gif: --Hanaakhs 13:29, 1 May 2009 (UTC) )

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Home | HK_New_Page #First Heading | HK_New_Page #Second Heading | HK_New_Page #Third Heading | [[/My Sandbox/]

Home My Sandbox My WE Activity

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My Sandbox

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  • Create a personal template {{ }}

My WE friend - It was great meeting you in this workshop. best wishes with your WE page development. --Hanaakhs 20:24, 18 December 2009 (UTC)HK-elf.png

Wiki codes I still I need to know about

  • Image with frame & caption
Favorite Doodle


Tasks Completed

  1. Introductions
  2. Contract
  3. Wiki Cheat sheets
  4. WE survey
  5. New Page
  6. Add an Image
  7. Visit my wiki neighbors
    1. Mkayongo from Uganda
    2. Tekid
    3. Shalinee from Qatar & India
    4. Dr. Silva from Nigeria
  8. Post on Introductions Page
  9. Post on Feedback Page
  10. Pedagogical Templates
  11. Captioned/attributed image
  12. Search WikiEducator
  13. View the "History" for each page, to compare different page versions and contributions
  14. Create a navigation bar
  15. Create a Sandbox

To Do

  1. Your Teaching Resource Page (continued...)
  2. View the Statistics pages for Community Media and WkiEducator
  3. View Recent Changes to see a real-time snapshot of WE activity


Feedback & Notes From My WikiNeighbours

  • Hello Hanaa. Thank you for the welcoming note and the nice comment on my page. Your page is very impressive. You live in Alex and work in the AUC. You mean you keep going between Alex and Cairo- like how many times per week. --Maha El Tantawi 19:29, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Hello Hanaa, I am happy you left a message on my page. I hope we can cooperate on the WE. I heard that the AUC campus has moved from Tahrir Square. I should check. Good to have you in this group.--Nadia El Borai 00:18, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for visiting my user-page Hanaa. You have much experience! ;) that's clear in the organization of your page. I like it so much. How you managed to put your pic in the infobox? keep in touch. --Mounia 14:28, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Great to see you in the tutorial, Hanaa, and to see your user page. . --Phil Bartle 06:30, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Hello Hanaa, You are doing a great job! --Gladys Gahona 04:18, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.png Hello Hanaa. It's great to have you in the EL4C23 Workshop! I look forward to seeing your future developments and insights regarding EFL and technology. If I can be of any assistance, let me know.--Benjamin Stewart 01:03, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Reflections The members of Wikieducatator are interested in reading about your personal and professional experiences on Wikieducator. --Nellie Deutsch 10:27, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

  • you doing well keep going , NEDAL,
  • Congratulations Hanaa, you uploaded your image and put it in your infobox! Please see your Talk Page, I dropped a message for you. --Gladys Gahona 04:22, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Hanaa Khamis , I'm your WikiNeighbour. Welcome to the EL4C22 5-day advanced Workshop. Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.Nedal Shatat

  • Salam Hanaa أهلاً بك معانا أي مساعدة أنا ريما من اليمن User:Rima

(Comment.gif: Hi Nedal and Rima! أهلا يا جيراني:-))

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.png Hola Hanaa. Warm Greetings from Mexico. You can replace the WikiEd logo for your beautiful photo. I'll be in touch. --Gladys Gahona 17:00, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your kind words Hanaa, I am sure I can learn a lot from you, I am really happy to have another Egyptian on wikieducator.--Nadia El Borai 13:43, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hello Hanaa, Your progress in EL4C26 workshop has been very highly appreciated. Warm Wishes--Gita Mathur 11:31, 15 May 2009 (UTC))

السلام عليكم هناء nice to meet you. looks like for once we are a majority :-) I had a quick look at your page and I was impressed. I hope to browse it more later. see you around.