9th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology
March 17-19, 2013. Al Ain, UAE
Technically Co-Sponsored by:

Industrial Lecturers


Talk Title: Opencast Matterhorn: Open Source Lecture Capture and Beyond
Speaker: Michelle Ziegmann
Michelle Ziegmann

Michelle Ziegmann is a Technical Project Manager at the University of California Berkeley in Educational Technology Services. She holds a Master of Science in Instructional Technology, and has been working in the field of educational technology for over 10 years. She was one of the founding collaborators for the Opencast Matterhorn project, and continues to be an active contributor to the project. Within the project, she leads communications, community development, and several other aspects toward growing and maintaining this vibrant open source community and project. She currently serves on the Opencast board in the role of Community Evangelist. At UC Berkeley, she leads a development team focused on development of Opencast Matterhorn for UC Berkeley’s local implementation as well as contributing to the open source project. She also works as an Instructional Designer for University of California Online (www.uconline.edu), where she works with faculty to design and build innovative online courses.


The Opencast Matterhorn project is a free, open-source platform to support the management of educational audio and video content. Built by higher education institutions for higher education institutions, Matterhorn is a solution that a campus can use to produce lecture recordings, manage existing video, serve designated distribution channels, and provide user interfaces to engage students with educational videos. Matterhorn is also a framework of media services, and therefore highly configurable to meet individual institutional needs. Optimized for pedagogical application, Matterhorn offers tools that aim to engage the learner and facilitate efficient learning. This session will introduce Matterhorn to participants, both in terms of software and as a collaboration of academic institutions seeking to build a common solution to a variety of video management requirements in higher education. A discussion will also explore the benefits and costs of adopting an open source solution as an alternative to commercial lecture capture and video management systems.

Talk Title: UAE ID card features and Services

Mr. Yousef Salem Aljaberi

Application Director

Master of Management of IT from Bond University Australia 2003.

Bachelor of computer science SQU.

Mr. Yousef Aljaberi worked 3 years in UAEU as Academic and Technical support Manager, 8 years in Ministry of interior as IT manager, and 8 years in EIDA as Application Director.

Mr. AbdulRahman Fawzi

Application Developer Specialist

Bachelor Computer Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt 2003

Mr. AbdulRahman is a Software Developer Specialist with experience (9+) years in the field of Applications and Business Development with various programming languages. His responsibilities: Analyze, design, develop and maintain softwar applications in Emirates ID Application Section. Mr. AbdulRahman is also responsible for supporting external entities to utilize emirates ID capabilities.

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