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Welcome to my Home Page. I am Alem Habte, a PhD student in the Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO) doctoral program, IMPDET-LE group of the School of Computing at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joenuu. I have more than fourteen years of experience in ICT-in-Education, working as ICT Director at the Ministry of Education of Eritrea. Currently, since 2015, I have been involved in the Finland-Eritrea Higher Education Cooperation HEI-ICI project on ICT for Education as a board member. My educational background includes a BSc Degree in Science (Chemistry) from the University of Asmara, a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum Studies) from the University of London (UK) and a second Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Euclid University, Intergovernmental.

Research Interest

My research interest is generally in technologies for education. My specific areas of interest include technology and teacher development, learning management systems (LMS), and mobile learning technologies. Currently, my PhD research work is focused on improving teacher effectiveness by integrating ICTs into teacher education and development programs in Eritrea.


International Forums Attended

  • 10th eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table (representing the minister of education of Eritrea): “Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for Education – How eLearning and Digitization can support Inclusivity, Boost Training and Encourage Skills Development” 27 May 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • eLearning Africa – 12th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training: Learning in Context, 27 – 29 May 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius.
  • International Conference on Eritrean Studies, Member of the IT and Professional Support Committee, 20 – 22 June 2016, Asmara, Eritrea.
  • eLearning Africa – 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training: Making Vision Reality, 24 – 26 May 2016, Cairo, Egypt.
  • International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education, 23 – 25 May 2015, Qingdao, the People’s Republic of China.
  • World Education Forum, 19 – 22 May 2015, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
  • Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2010: Building ICT/Education Agencies, November 1 – 4, 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 2010 ICT4ED Working Group Meeting: International Collaborative Study on ICT in Education Indicators Development, August 30 – 31, 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • East and North Africa Region Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review Workshop, March 30 – April 3, 2009, Mombassa, Kenya.
  • Global Education Technology Summit – Middle East and Africa 2008, May 6 – 7, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.
  • ICT for Education Leaders: From Vision to Reality (Certified Training Package), November 12 – 16, 2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • eLearning Africa – 2nd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training: Building e-Learning Capacities in Africa, May 28 – 30, 2007, Nairobi, Kenya.


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Skype:         alemhabte

Tel:              +358 41 367 4304

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