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Dr. Samaa Haniya

Dr. Samaa Haniya

Assistant Professor
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Samaa Haniya has many years of experience designing, implementing, evaluating, and researching e-learning practices both in small and large-scale learning environments, such as MOOCs. Her research interests focus on humanizing education practices through digital transformation and innovative pedagogies to foster mastery learning for all learners. To achieve this goal, she examines user experience, instructional models, and learning behaviors taking place in different online courses and e-learning platforms in relation to learner differences. Her research has been published in well-known national and international journals, books, and conference proceedings, such as ACM, E-Learning and Digital Media, Routledge and IGI Global.



  • EdM, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • BS, Al-Aqsa University, Palestine