Course Description

This course provides an overview of the available technologies in the educational and instructional field and emphasizes the important role they play in the educational process. The course will highlight the advancement in multimedia technologies, list all the top available media technologies available for education, and uncover the basics of effective technical writing. The main emphasis of the course will be hands on application to produce instructional materials for Arabic and/or Islamic Education.

Course Code: MAIE770

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: None

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to familiarize the student with advancements in technology and how they can be employed in the education and instructional field in general.
  2. Students will be able to familiarize the student with the role that Multimedia plays in the Instructional and Educational fields in general with particular applications to Arabic and Islamic education.
  3. Students will be able to introduce and practice effective writing concepts and apply it to Multimedia production.
  4. Students will be able to produce multimedia material for the use in the instructional field.
  5. Students will be able to recognize the common pitfalls of Multimedia material production.

Main Textbook

Due to the continuous change in technological innovations, a textbook is not required for this for course. Alternatively, you will explore relevant research readings provided by the instructor throughout the semester. In addition, you will conduct research related to areas of focus in this course.

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  10%
  • Final exam:  10%
  • Oral exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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Communication Etiquette:

  • If sending emails directly to the Instructor, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Instructor to the office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Additional Information:

Log in Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from

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You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing moral and well-knowledgeable leaders who provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable the Muslims to contribute to the success of their country.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.