Sarah Whittaker

Sarah-Whittaker-150Sarah Whittaker is the Manager for Teaching with Technology (TWT) at the Higher Colleges of Technology. She has over 19 years of teaching experience with the past five years being focused solely on integrating technology in the classroom to enhance learner engagement and critical thinking skills. She has a masters in Applied Linguistics from Sydney University and a Certificate in Technology-based Distributed Learning from the University of British Columbia. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a certified Apple Educator. In her current role at HCT, she designs and manages the implementation of the TWT professional development offerings at a system-wide level for the faculty. She also has a passion for traveling and photography. You can learn more about her at and follow her on Twitter @iamherelearning.


  • Integrating mLearning in your Online Course Design Workshop
    World Conference on Blended Learning, April 2019
  • Professional Development Strategies to Ensure Successful Adoption of Blackboard Learn
    Blackboard TLC RMEA, March 2019
  • Using Audience Response Systems Tools to Engage your Students during Formative Assessments
    TESOL Arabia, March 2017
  • Using the Achievement Feature for Issuing Completion Certificates
    Blackboard Academic Adoption Day, American University of Sharjah, October 20th, 2016
  • Nearpod: An Interactive Presentation Tool
    Mobile Learning Conference, Dubai Men’s Campus (HCT), April 5th, 2015