Associate Professor of Practice
Center for Learning and Teaching
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Brief Biography

Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She is an editor at Hybrid Pedagogy journal, and editorial board member of Teaching in Higher Education, Online Learning Journal, Learning, Media and Technology, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education and Journal of Pedagogic Development. She has blogged for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof Hacker, DMLCentral blogs and Al-Fanar media. She is a co-founder of and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound. She is a former International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab. 

She was the ninth person interviewed on the Leaders and Legends of Online Learning podcast and she was featured alongside 15 amazing women of the open movement in the UnCommon Women 2018 Coloring Book.

She is a learnaholic, writeaholic and passionate open and connected educator, who tweets a lot at @bali_maha and blogs a lot at

    Research Interest
    • Critical Thinking, critical pedagogy

    • Higher Education

    • Faculty development

    • Educational technology, eLearning, Digital pedagogy

    • MOOCs, open education

    • Intercultural Learning

    • Community-based Learning

    • Citizenship Education

    Teaching Interests

    • Teacher education

    • Educational technology

    • Educational game design

    • Digital literacies and citizenship

    • Intercultural learning

    • ESL