Pregalathan (Barry) Naidoo


Barry joined the team in October as a Senior Project Manager in Mobile Learning Development . He has over 27 years of industrial and teaching experience in the field of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering of which 12 years were spent as faculty at Abu Dhabi Women’s College and Fujairah Men’s College.

His academic profile includes an M.Ed in educational technology and qualifications in engineering and IT. His professional and industrial certifications include the Huawei Professor of ICT at HCT, IEEE member , Microsoft Certified Professional, EMC certified, Cisco Certified Academy instructor and Apple iOS developer.

He was also the “learning by doing” advocate and iChampion for HCT Fujairah. He was recently chosen as HCT’s only Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and his main role involves advising Apple and HCT policy makers on integrating technology into learning environments and to assist educators in digital content creation and publishing.

His recent international exposure includes taking students on study tours to China and Singapore and attended training at the Apple institute in Ireland. He has presented at various e-learning conferences and published in journals. He also supervised final year graduation projects and was recently a mentor in the UAE innovation challenge.

His research areas include mobile app development, “Cloud Computing”, the “Internet of Everything” and “Wearable Computing”
Barry brings to the team his strong technical abilities in implementing the great ideas that educators have in mLearning.