|Other roles:||Co-Active Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Coach|
|Languages:||Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian|
|Country:||United Arab Emirates|
My name is "Maha Abdelmoneim", an Egyptian living in Cairo.
I work in the Learning and Development field mainly as an instructional designer, trainer, life and executive Coach.
While I am Egyptian and was born in Cairo, Egypt I've lived the majority of my life in the gulf. As a child I lived in Kuwait and later I lived in Oman for several years before I moved to the United Arab Emirates where I lived for around 18 years before moving back home.
Apart from Arabic (my mother tongue) and English I speak Spanish, Italian, very little French and sometime back I started on German but haven't had the chance to continue, yet, and looking forward to learning Russian and Chinese. I am a certified TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language) teacher.
- Facilitating learning and personal development of others:
this is why I got interested in NLP, MBTI and Emotional Intelligence. Human behavior and how the human mind works fascinate me.
- Online learning and teaching:
I am always trying programs and new tools and have always enjoyed designing and experimenting with different learning solutions and activities. this lead me several years ago to enroll in a Masters Degree in Flexible and Online Learning with the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. while I could not complete the degree due to time constraints I learned a lot from the courses that I did and got even more interested in online learning.
- Horses, nature, sailing, pottery, TED talks,...
and I love many other things (I think I am naturally very inquisitive and enjoy learning new things all the time):-)
More about Me
|My Gallery||My Library||My Projects||My sandbox|
- It took toooo long at the beginning due to the links that took me to other wikis and other sites plus videos to watch. I was so interested then slowly started getting stressed (I spent around 3 full days and nights on the laptop). I think I was starting to get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there (information overload) :-) As I prefer to do things and experiment instead of just reading I switched to playing around and trying to discover how things work (following the tutorials and jumping ahead).
- Suggestion: provide more direction at the beginning to specific articles to see on other sites and wikis. this can provide focus and get the task done faster. Reduces possibility of getting lost in the wealth of information on cyberspace' :-)
- Some instructions were confusing as they referred to things (though minor) that I could not find and still can not find. there was no place to provide feedback on those instructional pages ( they seam to be protected as they form part of the tutorial).
- Wherever there was a space for FAQs there were some questions without answers. I should have (watched) those pages so that I can add the reply once I found it (Perhaps I can still go back and do that).
- I have been waiting for someone to start the discussions. Perhaps now that I am catching up I can start one.
- Suggestion: It would be a good idea to encourage participants to post a "what are you doing now" sort of thing similar to facebook and twitter. It helps others have a feel of the pace of things and those who are able to can help when they see someone struggling.
- I am almost finished with the 10 tutorials of the online course. I have tried to focus on the technical side more than the content trying to feel comfortable around the Wikieducator different areas and tools (I have some interesting experiments in My Sand Box).
- I intend to continue focusing on the technical side and learning more about the different ways of designing, formatting, editing Wikieducator areas, tools, devices, templates etc. I think I can be more useful and more productive that way. I believe that populating WikiEducator with quality content is important and that part of it is the quality of the presentation, accessibility and being user friendly too.
Feedback and Notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Dear Maha, I have learned a lot from you today. Thank you very much for the great ideas which I have found on your marveously created page. You've been doing a great job. I love your page very much. --Nina Lyulkun 13:54, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
- Dear Maha thank you so much for your kind words. When I started at Wikieducator there were beautiful people who helped me and guided me and continue encouranging me in my participation at WikiEducator. So I decided to do the same and try to help new members and make them feel confortable and relax :). Su español es realmente bueno y muchísimo mejor que mi English. La felicito!!! Las mayores diferencias entre el Español de España y Sudamérica se encuentra en el vocabulario y algunas diferencias en la pronunciación, pero la gramática es la misma. Es un honor saber que le interesa conocer más sobre la historia del Perú. Trataré de poner más información y fotos. Quedo a su disposición para cualquier idea de colaboración.
It is a pleasure to see your progress and read your interesting comments and questions. I am more than happy to colaborate with you at any time. And some flowers for you from Peru.... :) Warm regards --Alejacha 23:18, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
- Hola Maha, your kind words are very much appreciated. Indeed we have many many common interests, I'd truly be honored to collaborate with you. --Gladys Gahona 11:14, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
- Thank you for your kind comments, I am intrigued by your name Pink Samurai as I live in Japan. Have you visited Japan?--Nadia El Borai 22:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
- Welcome Maha I am happy to see another Egyptian --Nadia El Borai 10:50, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
- Hi Maha great to know you in wiki your page is great Rima 08:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
- I like what you're doing with subpages. I look forward to seeing how you populate them. --Benjamin Stewart 00:19, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
- * Hi again Maha! Your page has come out nicely... Keep it up! --Hanaakhs 10:03, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
- (: Maha, Nice picture!! --Alejacha 21:28, 29 May 2009 (UTC))
- Alejandra and Hanaa, thanks ladies for your kind words. Hope to meet you tonight (I guess it will be morning for you Alejandra) on WiziQ. :-) --Maha (PinkSamurai) 10:56, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
- (: Hi Maha, impressive profile indeed. I'm really happy to come across you in this workshop. Your page in coming out nicely... Keep it up! Warm greetings from Egypt:-) --Hanaakhs 11:42, 29 May 2009 (UTC))
- (: Hi Maha, excellent work, keep adding to your page. I am looking forward to collaborating with you on ITC topics. --Gladys Gahona 04:06, 29 May 2009 (UTC))
- Hi there Hanaa and Gladys. thank you for the encouraging feedback. Can't wait to start collaborating with others. --Maha (PinkSamurai) 21:38, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
- Hello Maha! Welcome to the EL4C23 Workshop! If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. --Benjamin Stewart 01:26, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
- Hello Maha, welcome to Wikieducator!! I'm Alejandra Guajardo from Peru, I'm your WikiNeighbour!! I see you've already started to work in your user page. Congratulations! I'm sure you will develop great content for your training courses here in Wikieducator. I'm very impressed with your gift for speaking many languages! If you need help with your user's page or have questions please just let me know here or through my user page. Muchos saludos desde la ciudad de Lima, --Alejacha 21:16, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
- Hello Benjamin and Alejandra. Thank you for dropping by and for offering to help. It is very reassuring to know that I have friendly neighbors. I will start playing with the different editing options and will ask if I get stuck :-) c u around. By the way, should I remove this WikiNeighbour logo from my profile. I have just realized that I must be more experienced to earn it. --Maha (PinkSamurai) 23:51, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
- Maha, I think you can leave the WikiNeighbour logo at the end of the page. When you finish the workshop (or before) the facilitators will put and Infobox in your page with your personal information and certifications. This will be the perfect place for the WikiNeighbour logo. It's nice you want to be a WikiNeighbour. You will make many Wikifriends!! --Alejacha 14:29, 28 May 2009 (UTC)