DR. SAID TAAN Elhajjar

Associate Professor / Director, Centre of Statistical Analysis - College of Arts & Science - Mathematical Sciences Dept
  • Holds a PhD Degree from the American University of Hawaii in USA
  • Has taught different courses in mathematics and statistics for over 20 years
  • Has supervised many MBA and PhD students in different fields of education
  • He has published research papers in several refereed journals
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BIO DATA

Dr Said Taan El Hajjar is an Associate Professor in Ahlia University   Statistics and Education at Ahlia University in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He holds  a BS in mathematics and a Teaching Diploma from the American University of Beirut, A Master degree in Sciences( major Statistics) from the Arts, Sciences & Technology University of Lebanon(Formerly: BCU ), and a PhD Degree from the American University of Hawaii in USA ( major Statistics).  He has taught different courses in mathematics and statistics for over 20 years. He has supervised many MBA and PhD students in different fields of education. Outside the classroom, Said has presented many scientific papers at international conferences and workshops and was a keynote speaker at the Gulf E-Commerce Forum GEF 6, 2013. He has published research papers in several refereed journals on topics including mathematics, statistics, interactive learning, e-learning education, e-business and marketing. He has published four books since 2011: one on mathematics for sophomore and junior students; two on statistics for sophomore, junior and senior students; and a book on probabilities and statistics. In 2016 he published as joint author with his PhD student a book entitled Investigating the Success of E-Learning in Secondary Schools: The case of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Dr Said has been awarded a number of academic prizes, most recently the Research World Excellent Paper for the category Best Presentation/Best Content at the Research World International Conference, Barcelona, Spain in October 2016.

In January 2017, Dr Said established the Centre of Statistical Analysis at Ahlia University and he is now the Centre’s Director.

Awards

  • Research World Excellent Paper for the category Best Presentation/Best Content at the Research World International Conference. Barcelona, Spain. October 2016.
  • Outstanding Scientist Award (category of Science/Statistics) of the VIFRA Research Awards 2015, Venus International Foundation 2015 Venus International Foundation, India.

Supervision

PhD students

  • E-government of Bahrain (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)
  • E-Learning in Schools (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)
  • Marketing (Brunel University London, UK, PhD program in collaboration with Ahlia University)

MBA students

  • The Effect of Word of Mouth on Customer Switching Behaviour: The Case of Computer Industry in the State of Kuwait, Ahlia University, 2011.
  • The Effect of Smart Board on the Quality of Education, Ahlia University, 2011.
  • High Schools in Kuwait. Ahlia University, May 2016.
  • The Impact of Implementing ISO 9000 on Organization Performance: Case Study on Council of Representatives of Kingdom of Bahrain. Ahlia University, April 2016.
  • The Effectiveness of Household Budget Participatory Planning In Managing Bahraini Families’ Income and Expenditure. Ahlia University, May 2016.
  • Non-Governmental Organization Performance Management: An Exploratory Study of Bahrain Athletics Associations. Ahlia University, March 2017.
  • Exploring the Factors that affect Employee Training Effectiveness: A Case Study in Bahrain. Ahlia University. March 2017.
  • Determinants of Traveller’s Buying Decisions in Bahrain Duty Free. Ahlia University. March 2017.
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on parliamentary employee’s performance in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ahlia University, March 2017

Presentation

  • Ahlia University Seminar: 30 December, 2015
    • Statistical Analysis Skills for Instructor Evaluation
  • Ahlia University Fourth Annual Research Forum, 28-29 March 2016
    • Testing the reliability and the validity of a proposed scale.
  • Ahlia University Centre of Statistical Analysis, 2016/17 Semester Two Programme
  • Ahlia University Seminar, 07 November, 2016 تكنولوجيا التعليم وتأثيرها على التحصيل العلمي.
    • Content: 13 Workshops
    • Audience: Faculty, PhD students and master’s students
    • Topics
      • How to use SPSS (Input and Receiving Data Output).
      • How to use SPSS
      • Normality test, Descriptive statistics, and Reliability & Construct Validity.
      • Correlation and Regression Analysis.
      • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
      • Developing a Structural Equation Modeling(SEM) ( SPSS with Amos 18) Group 1

Conferences

  • The Influence of Interactive Learning on the Teaching Process. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).E-LEARN 2010 – World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Orlando, Florida: October 18-22, 2010.
  • Guiding Mathematics from Theory to Interactive Application Makes Learning More Meaningful. European Conference for Academic Disciplines at Schulstrasse 15, Gottenheim , Germany, April 10 to 15, 2011.
  • Websites That Develop Access to Mathematics Teaching Bring Mathematics to Real Life. The International Association of Science and Technology For Development Proceedings (IASTED), the 15th IASTED International Conference of Technology for Education, Dallas, USA. December 14-16, 2011.
  • The Effect of Using Screencasting, Lab Instruction and Traditional Lecture Student’s Academic Achievement in Statistics. IJAS International Conference for Academic Disciplines in Gottenheim, Germany, which is held at Schulstrasse 15, 79288 Gottenheim, Germany on April 8 – 12, 2012.
  • Developing a Scale to Measure the Level of Market Orientation in   the Financial Services Sector within A Resourced-based Economy. 2012 International Conference on Economics, Business  Innovation – ICEBI May 5–6, 2012, Singapore.
  • Modeling Critical Factors Influencing the Implementation of E-Learning. Global Time- Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media and Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).Feb. 7-9, 2012, USA.
  • An  Empirical Study to Initiate a Reliable Scale About the Impact of Developing and Instructing Statistical Online Courses on Virtual Teaching.  IJAS conference at the American University of ROME October 29-November 1 , 2012.
  • The Use of Interactive Learning Will Clarify Abstract Mathematical Concepts. This paper is presented at the International Conference: Mathematical Science & Applications. Abu Dhabi, UAE December 26-30, 2012.
  • E-Learning As A Good Market In  E- Commerce . Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines Paris, April 8-11,2013.
  • Developing a Scale to Evaluate Instructors within Higher Institutions. Computers and Technology in Modern Education. North Atlantic University Union (NAUN). 5th international Conference on Education and Education Technologies (EET’14), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 23-25, 2014.
  • An Empirical Study about the Influence of Moodle on the Teaching – Learning Process at Higher Institutions. European Conference   “The 2014 International Conference on Education and Modern Educational Technologies. The conference was held at El Greco Resort, Santorini Island, Greece, July 18-20, 2014.
  • A Statistical approach Describing the Impact of Using Moodle at Higher Institutions. 2015 International Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems( ICCSIS-15 ) April 24-25 , 2015 Pattaya ( Thailand).
  • An Empirical Approach of Exploring and Confirming a Reliable Scale for Faculty Evaluation At Higher Institutions. The International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) International Conference for Teaching and Education which was held at the Katholische Akademie der Erzdiozese Freiburg, Wintererstr 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, on December 1- 4, 2015.
  • A Pilot Study to Develop a Reliable Scale that Measures the Influence of Using Technology on Student’s Performance in Learning Statistics. International Conference on Arts, Education and Social Science (ICAES) Barcelona, Spain 16th-17th October, 2016.











CONTACT DETAILS

17298999 Ext: 8689 salhajjar@ahlia.edu.bh

RESEARCH AREAS

Publications

  • DR. SAID TAAN AL HAJJAR Publications

TEACHING areas


  • Introduction to Statistics (STAT 101)

  • Business Statistics (STAT 202)

  • Probability & Stochastic Modeling (STAT 302)

  • Medical statistics (STAT 201)

  • Modeling & Research Method (MAGT 550)

  • Quantitative Methods (MAGT 500)

  • Making Hard Decisions (EMSE 020) for the joint Ahlia-George Washington University Master’s Programme in Engineering Management

  • Orientation Mathematics (Math 050)

  • Preparatory Mathematics (Math 055)

  • Introductory Mathematical Analysis (Math 103 and Math 104)

  • Differential Calculus (Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus III)

  • Foundations of Computing (ITCS 203)

  • Advanced Algorithms (ITCS 506)