I love IT – it is my career, passion and hobby all in one.
As a university teacher of IT and Engineering subjects, I appreciate the chance to share knowledge and experience with others. My teaching style is full of enthusiasm, real-life stories and the theoretical frameworks to uphold it all. I conduct and publish academic research as a complement to my work with students.
With a background in corporate IT – including software development, business analysis and user experience – I have worked across many brands (including my own!) and teams to deliver better business outcomes through technology. This means I'm fluent in both Business and Tech-speak.
Passionate yet friendly, I'm energised by challenges of every size and opportunities to make a significant change. I've worked with large financial services companies, not-for-profit organisations as well as academic institutions in mobile, web and internal projects.
Rania has been the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships across both corporate and academic life, including the University Medal for the Faculty of Engineering & IT at UTS, the Westpac Young Women's Scholarship, the CEO Awards for Process Excellence, as well as being a finalist for the Top 100 Australian Women of Influence (Leadership).
- Business Requirements Modelling
- Communication for IT Professionals
Paryani, S & Ramadan-Jradi, R 2019, 'The Impact of Flipped Learning on Student Performance and Engagement: A Systematic Literature Review', International Journal for Learning and Teaching, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 30-37.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Paryani, S & Ramadan-Jradi, R 2019, 'The Impact of Flipped Learning on Student Performance and Engagement: A Systematic Literature Review', International Journal on Learning and Teaching, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 30-37.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Within the last decade, the flipped learning pedagogy has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional, lecture-style teaching. Adopting a flipped method involves students reviewing learning materials before coming to class, whilst in-class time is devoted to exploring topics in greater depths via collaborative problem-solving and peer instruction. The approach has been touted as a method to improve teaching and learning outcomes. This systematic literature review assesses the empirical evidence investigating the impact of flipped learning on student performance and engagement in tertiary education. 42% of studies reported an increase in student performance with the introduction of flipped learning, while 38% reported no significant difference, and the remainder showed mixed results. For student engagement, 79% of studies reported improvements in student engagement, while 21% reported negative impacts. The results indicate that adopting flipped learning may lead to positive impacts, but further empirical research is required.
Gill, AQ, Behbood, V, Ramadan-Jradi, R & Beydoun, G 2017, 'IoT architectural concerns: a systematic review', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet of things, Data and Cloud Computing, International Conference on Internet of things and Cloud Computing, ACM, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 1-9.View/Download from: Publisher's site
There is increasing interest in studying and applying Internet of Things (IoT) within the overall context of digital-physical ecosystems. Most recently, much has been published on the benefits and applications of IoT. The main question is: what are the key IoT architectural concerns, which must be addressed to effectively develop and implement an IoT architecture? There is a need to systematically review and synthesize the literature on IoT architectural challenges or concerns. Using the SLR approach and applying customised search criteria derived from the research question, 22 relevant studies were identified and reviewed in this paper. The data from these papers were extracted to identify the IoT architectural challenges and relevant solutions. These results were organised into to 9 major challenge and 7 solution categories. The results of this research will serve as a resource for practitioners and researchers for the effective adoption, and setting future research priorities and directions in this emerging area of IoT architecture.