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Nader's teaching reaches global audience
Forth Valley College Engineering lecturer Nader Jarmooz has become one of the world’s top rated project management authorities according to his high profile on the world wide web.
Nader (55) from Alva - who teaches electronic engineering and specialist project management topics at the college, is also a FVC e-learning coordinator, has been a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador for 15 years, runs his own business called Ochil Tech Developments Ltd, is a successful award winning patented inventor – has had his own teaching materials viewed globally and downloaded more than 50,000 times from the web.
The winner of the regional John Logie Baird Award in 2002 for his Easy Talk remote hands free set for mobile phones and also the creator of an energy saving socket under the Energenie brand, which is sold across the world under licence, Nader has been teaching at FVC for the last 12 years.
He said: “I have developed a lot of teaching materials over the years in engineering project management as a result of the experiences I have been through. These have been put up on Slideshare.net and over the years and I am one of only three ‘must viewed’ and downloaded experts in this field in the world, with more than 50,000 hits.
“I am very proud that my slides are being used in institutions across the globe as examples of best practise in this field and are being delivered by other lecturers as part of their own classes.”
Dean Williams, Head of the Department of Electrical, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering at Forth Valley College, said: “Nader is part of a strong team of innovative and industry experienced lecturers, Nader is self-driven and his students benefit from this attitude to hard work and use of technology. Nader and the team have developed the use of Moodle and Sharepoint by the students over the last seven years and this has led to the department having the highest performance indicators of any STEM Department in Scotland.
“Nader has developed distant learning material for Project Management and has attended several conferences as part of his CPD on behalf of the College. Nader is continually developing new ideas for the benefit of the students with many innovative approaches to teaching.”