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March 20, 2023

S3 12.0 ESL Student Engagement Using Technology

Dr. Lana Hiasatt, a Senior lecturer of technology in Dubai, shares her expertise helping engage students in technology. Her ideas include ‘gamification’ such as using Kahoot and Quizlet live! She also shares about AI tools - their benefits and their limitations. While discussing ways to teach students about digital literacy, Lana emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and socratic questioning. Join us to hear more!

Join us to hear Dr. Lana Hiasat, a Senior lecturer of technology in Dubai, share ways to integrate technology into your teaching. She discusses not only ideas such as gamification and AI, but also how to ask the right questions - differentiating open and closed questions. She highlights the development of students’ critical thinking skills as part of their use of technology.

Top Tips from Episode

  • Gamification
  • Quizlet Live
  • Incorporate AI tools
  • Teach Digital Literacy & AI Literacy
  • Challenge and evaluate information

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Lana Hiasat


Dr. Lana Hiasat is a senior lecturer and educational leader with a doctoral degree in educational leadership, specializing in educational technology. She currently serves as the program team leader for the General Studies department at Dubai Men's college, where she leads the development and implementation of innovative educational programs.

With an extensive background in future foresight, emotional intelligence, intercultural intelligence, and Kaizen Creativity, Lana is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a certified trainer in multiple areas of expertise. She has published extensively in top-tier academic journals on a wide range of topics, including future foresight, artificial intelligence, smart learning, blended learning, educational leadership, intercultural intelligence, and online teaching and learning.

In addition to her academic work, Lana has served as the co-chair for several prestigious international conferences, showcasing her expertise and leadership skills in a variety of settings. She is an active member of the task force responsible for developing the social sciences curriculum in the UAE and has also developed a certified leadership course on emotional intelligence for educational leaders. As a proud Toastmasters communicator and leader, Lana is deeply committed to helping others achieve their personal and professional goals.