Dhofar University

Center of Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Centre for Teaching and learning at DU

The Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a service-research unit within Dhofar University supporting and serving the university and community at large.

CTL was established in 2008 to provide a variety of teaching resources and services for faculty throughout the university. The Center conducts workshops and discussion groups, provides professional development, electronic resources, generates teaching tips, and is available for private, confidential consultations and classroom visits. The more recent initiatives draw on the resources and capacity to engage the community in the best teaching practices and professional development.

Vision Statement

The CTL will play a leadership support through the promotion of the best teaching practices and research teaching nexus at Dhofar University.

Mission Statement

The CTL is a support unit for faculty, teacher practitioners and school administrators in shaping practice through professional development and research. The CTL shall be seen to support continuous improvement in teacher professional practice at the university and the community.


The rationale for CTL is to instill best teaching practices, scholarship and leadership by providing educational development opportunities for practitioners.


The main objectives for CTL are to coordinate professional development activities, bring applied research to professional practice, make assessments, and evaluate teacher professional development programs.

What we do:

A. Educational Development

  • A.1. Promote professional development and training at Dhofar University
  • A.2. Provide on-time professional development services and consultancies
  • A.3. Coordinate and administer all in-service teacher training workshops at Dhofar University
  • A.4. Organize Professional Educational Professional Practice Seminars
  • A.5. Promote professional development and training in Omani Schools; Establish development research projects within the university and in partnership and the community


B. Research

  • B.1. Encourage faculty scholarship through teaching-research nexus
  • B.2. Conduct analytical studies of teacher training programs
  • B.3. Provide empirical and evaluative research reports on teacher training programs
  • B.4. Make recommendations on professional teaching practice
  • B.5. Establish a yearly professional development research priorities
  • B.6. Maintain a database of teacher-research scholarly activities in Oman and the Gulf region


CTL PROGRAMS during AY 2016-17
October 18, 2016 Dr. Muhamed Limam The Teaching ......Nexus  
November 10, 2016 Mr. Moosa Ahmed Ali Sulaiman Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes  
November 29, 2016 Dr. Abdelkader AlSayed تصميم مخرجات التعلم من الاهداف  
December, 22, 2016 Dr. Marielle Risse Understanding the Impact of Culture in Classrooms: The Theory of Accommodation  
January 3, 2017 Dr. Khedr M. Abohassan Exams Guidelines and Ethics  
January 12, 2017 Dr. Biju Al-Sayed Learning How to Use the Spread Sheet to Calculate Student Grades: “Spreadsheet 1.0”  
February 21, 2017 Dr. Ehsan Elahi Moodle: Getting Started on the Learning Management System 1.0  
February 28, 2017 Dr. Ali Contractor Academic Honesty, Integrity and Copyrights  
March 9, 2017 Dr. Musallam Al Awaid Moodle  
March 14, 2017 Dr. Awadalkareem Al Hassan Plagiarism in Academic contexts: Training or Penalizing?  
March 16, 2017 Dr. Abdelkader EL-Saayed تصميم مخرجات التعلم  
March 23, 2017 Dr. Bala's Word Accent and Rhythm in Arabic and English: Issues and Implications of Predictability versus Unpredictability in EFL Classrooms  
March 30, 2017 Dr. Israr Hassan “Writing and Submitting your FURAP Proposal”  
April 4, 2017 Dr. Susan Crosbie Writing Assessments to the Educational Objectives  
May 2, 2017 Dr. Khalid Almashikhi Using and Developing Rubrics to Assess Students Work  
May 4, 2017 Dr. Khalid Almashikhi Using and Developing Rubrics to Assess Students Work (Arabic)  
May 16, 2017 Prof. Ramzi Nasser Aligning Program Learning Outcomes to Assessments: A Paradigm Shift to Assessment  
May 18, 2017 Dr. Lakshmi Narayanan Motivating Students to Succeed: Walk the Talk  
May 23, 2017 Dr. Biju Mohd Calculating your course grades: Spreadsheet 1.1  
May 25, 2017 Dr. Tareq Al-Housary Advising: Making Little Steps to Succeed  


Nawal Alkhaldi , Coordinator

Ext: 7209

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