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My Profile

Professional Background

I have worked as a Software Engineer in the Industry in the United States. I have also worked as an academic in the Otago University in New Zealand.


I have studies in the United States and New Zealand. I have a PhD from the University of Otago in the area of process modeling and simulation.

My Interests

I am interested in modeling distributed systems in the context of collaborative software development and education.


Currently I am a senior lecturer in the Information Science Department at the University of Otago.


I enjoy reading and walking around the world.


My Projects

I am involved in teaching software engineering and project management courses. In the past I have taught application software development using Java language. From research point of view I am interested in dynamic workflow management system as well as coordination and collaboration of multi-agent systems.

My Sandbox

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My Reflection

I am interested in collaborative learning. I think WiKis can easily accommodate this type of learning. I also, believe that collaborative learning which encourages diversity and incorporates different perspectives that participants may have creates a more richer form of knowledge. This is evident in Open Software development environment where the final product at times is better than any closed software system.

As a lifelong learner, I would like to promote OER in particular for adult education as well as for developing countries where people may have limited resources.

Looking forward to learn and participate in this forum, Maryam

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

(Comment.gif: Hi Maryam I am glad that you made it keep adding you are doing great. If you need any help just ask me add bold, Italics text and lists to get the level certificate in your user page Rima 12:44, 28 August 2009 (UTC))


Hello and welcome to eL4C29, a free online Learning4Content wiki skills workshop.

Enjoy the workshop.
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You may wish to check the schedule and layout of the workshop and introduce yourself.

  1. Click on the link EL4C29.
  2. The page that will open is the workshop page with all the links you will be using during the workshop.
  3. See your name in the list of participants.
  4. Whenever you have time click on each of the boxes.
  5. You may even start with Day 1 activities.
Enjoy the workshop.