Walaa-Eldeen Bakry

Principal Lecturer

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Walaa Bakry joined WBS in January 2007 as a visiting lecturer and in January 2008 was appointed as Director of Business Development at the then Harrow Business School. He is now the Academic Director of the Business Summer School. Over the previous 20 years, he has held lecturing and academic management posts at Middlesex, the University of North London (now London Met) and City University. He has a strong IT background and carried out many consultancy projects in both the public and the private sectors. He has written many articles and edited various books in e-learning, project management and Information Architecture. Walaa is a chartered member of the BCS and is an academic assessor for the society.

Consultancy and Professional Practice

Walaa has extensive experience in consulting and managing professional services, particularly in IT in the financial sector. He led and carried out a number of assignments, such as:

  • Developing the IT plan for a new Credit Insurance Company in the Middle East; Client: COFACE, Paris (Oct 07- Jan 08)
  • Chief Architect; Developing an IT strategy for a Credit Insurance Company; Client: ADE Belgium (Jan 07- April 07)
  • Chief Architect for a Government Department IT strategy; Client: COPCA Spain for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (the Government of Egypt (Sep 2005 - Jan 2006)
  • Development plan and specification for a an e-learning tool Kit; Client: UKEUniversity. (2003-2005)

Walaa also has a strong track record in attracting external funding particularly for consultancy and professional activities. Examples of such funding include

  • Assisting his former employer in being awarded a contract to develop E-learning programmes with a value of £1.3 M
  • €8K, for an EU - Leonardo (Usability testing of [email protected] online guidance for older people wishing to start a business, (2004-2005)
  • £ 15K from JISC (IPR in e-learning); (2004-2005)
  • €32K from the EU - SCRATES - MINERVA (e-Forminfo - online case study assessment); 2004-2005.
  • £102K from the LSC/ESF to develop training programmes for SMEs, 2003-2004.

Education

MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design, City University London PG Dip Business Administration, Cairo University BSc (Hons) Management Science; major Computing & Information Systems

Professional Memberships

Member of the British Computer Society, MBCS & CITP Member of the Association of Project Management (APMG), Accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner and trainer

Walaa's main areas of teaching include e-business, project management, systems analysis and design, quality management, IT strategies, and e-commerce. He has extensive experience as an external examiner and external assessor for validating academic provision; below are examples of such activities.

  • External Examiner, University of Westminster, Department of Information Systems and Software Engineering, 2002-2006 (prior to joining Westminster)
  • External Assessor for validation events: Oxford Brookes University, Business School, overseas provision UG, Hungary, 2008
  • Hertfordshire University, Business School, PG collaborative provision, UK, 2008 and CPD accreditation in 2009.
  • Staffordshire University, Business and Computing, overseas validation, 2001 - STMC Shanghai. 2002, APIIT India and APIIT Sri Lanka, PG provision Computing, 2003, Stoke Campus; franchise of UG programmes in Computing, 2004, for Golf College, Bahrain.
  • Middlesex University; Social Work, 1999 (Chair); Video and Sonic Art, 2000 (Chair); Family Health, 2000 (Chair); Teacher Training, 2002 (Member on behalf of the University ASQC)

Walaa's research interests are in e-learning, e-commerce, software reuse, specification reuse, project management, quality management, impact of IT on businesses, and IT strategies in micro-economics of newly privatised economies.

2005

Proceedings of International Workshop on E-learning Online Communities: ELOC 2005 (2005)
Dafoulas, G.A., Bakry, W.M. and Murphy, A. (ed.) 2005. Proceedings of International Workshop on E-learning Online Communities: ELOC 2005. London, UK Middlesex University Press.

2004

Learning behaviour patterns in flexible distance higher education in Asia and North Africa (2004)
Dimitrova, M.T., Hatzipanagos, S., Sadler, C., Chera, P., Murphy, A. and Bakry, W.M. 2004. Learning behaviour patterns in flexible distance higher education in Asia and North Africa. 21st IDCE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education. Hong Kong 19-21 Feb 2004

2003

Communication protocols for online learning: groupwork and dialogues in discussion forums (2003)
Hatzipanagos, S., Dimitrova, M.T., Sadler, C., Chera, P., Milankovic-Atkinson, M., Murphy, A. and Bakry, W.M. 2003. Communication protocols for online learning: groupwork and dialogues in discussion forums. CAL 2003: 21st Century Learning. Belfast, Ireland 08-10 Apr 2003

2001

Choosing pedagogy and technology for an international web-based masters degree (2001)
Murphy, A., Bakry, W.M., Milankovic-Atkinson, M., Sadler, C. and Woodman, M. 2001. Choosing pedagogy and technology for an international web-based masters degree. 4th IASTED International conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2002). Banff, Canada 27-29 Jun 2001

2003

Evolving e-learning environments (2003)
Sadler, C., Chera, P., Hatzipanagos, S., Murphy, A., Milankovic-Atkinson, M., Dimitrova, M.T. and Bakry, W.M. 2003. Evolving e-learning environments. in: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2003, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 7-11 November 2003 Chesapeake, VA, USA AACE. pp. 700-702
Blended learning for computer science education: a conceptual framework and a case study (2003)
Hatzipanagos, S., Sadler, C., Dimitrova, M.T., Milankovic-Atkinson, M., Chera, P., Murphy, A. and Bakry, W.M. 2003. Blended learning for computer science education: a conceptual framework and a case study. in: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2003 (ED-MEDIA 2003) Chesapeake, VA, USA AACE. pp. 2397-2404

2002

Global Campus: learning to walk with webbed feet (2002)
Sadler, C., Bakry, W.M., Chera, P., Hatzipanagos, S., Milankovic-Atkinson, M. and Murphy, A. 2002. Global Campus: learning to walk with webbed feet. in: Tjoa, A.M. and Wagner, R.R. (ed.) Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2-6 September 2002, Aix-en-Provence, France Los Alamitos, USA IEEE . pp. 373-378

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