Haif E. Bannayan
Areas of educational interest: I have a strong belief in ICT and am dedicated to leveraging ICT to improve school environments, raise teachers’ skills, improve students’ performance and increase parents’ awareness of the value of education through technology.
Why I’m involved in EFF: EFF boasts a team of experts around the world sharing their knowledge and expertise. Being part of such a distinguished team and sharing my own experiences will further expand my knowledge and give me in-depth insights into the work we do. Additionally, I have learned so much from interacting with people and, if I can help others learn more by sharing my views and past experiences, it will be something really worth the effort.
Throughout my work in the JEI, I have been exposed to many worldly issues related to education improvement that, coupled with my passion and strong belief in ICT, I have taken on board and dedicated all my efforts toward leveraging ICT to improve school environments, raise teachers’ skills, improve students’ performance and increase parents’ awareness of the value of education through technology.
Unfortunately, in many developing countries, ICT usage does not rank at the top of the priorities list and, if financial resources are available, there is the bigger challenge of effective integration of technology in education in a way that maximizes impact. Since 2008, we at the JEI have directed our efforts to contribute towards these issues.