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What technology do you use in the classroom?
"I employ various technologies to keep students engaged and connected, including video conferencing platforms, Learning Management Systems (LMS), synchronous chat and discussion tools, interactive learning modules, collaboration tools, adaptive learning software, and virtual office hours."
How do you mentor students?
"Mentoring has played an important and complex role in defining my work path. It has aided my development not only as a professional, but also as an individual."
What is the difference between online teaching vs on-campus?
"Teaching online is different from teaching on-campus with regard to personal presence, classroom setting, use of technology, student involvement, evaluation methods, and logistical issues. My teaching motivation comes from the engagement and participation of the students in my classes."
What is the key to student success in your classes?
"I believe applying the materials that have been taught to students in actual/theoretical projects is the most beneficial part of the study. Students need to know why they are studying specific subject or material and their effectiveness in students career goals."
Omar’s research interests are in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and design efficiency, design thinking, productivity improvement, advanced manufacturing and technologies, subtractive and additive manufacturing, quality control, manufacturing facilities design and material handling, and CAD/CAM/CIM/CIE systems and applications.
He is an active member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) International, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM).
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