Dr. Saba teaches courses in design, development and production of instructional and learning systems using multimedia, and integrated telecommunications technologies. His research and development interests focus on design, implementation and evaluation of distance education systems. He is the Editor of Distance Education Report (http://www.distance-educator.com/) a bi-monthly newsletter published by Magna Publications Inc., and the founder and President of Saba & Associate an independent group of experienced consultants who specialize in distance education.
With close to 30 years of experience, Dr. Saba has been involved in all aspects of distance education from policy analysis and development to the design and implementation of large-scale systems.
His current projects include a web-based global knowledge management system for the World Bank, managing an annual seminar and workshop on videoconferencing linking 5 regional technology centers of the San Diego County Office of Education, and assisting the College ofExtended Studies at San Diego State University to expand its distance education programs.
He served as the Managing Director of Educational Radio and Television of Iran from 1973 until 1978 and the Director of Telecommunications Division, The University of Connecticut form 1980 to 1984. He has managed large-scale training projects and presented in professional conferences in many countries including Afghanistan, The People's Republic of China, Great Britain, France, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland (The United Nations), and Turkey.
Dr. Saba reviews manuscripts for The American Journal of Distance Education and major publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Prentice-Hall, and Wadsworth. As a past President of the International Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), he currently serves on the advisory board of the Division. Dr. Saba's scholarly publications have been honored by several international awards including the Charles E. Wedemeyer Award (American Journal of Distance Education) and AECT's Educational Technology Research and Development Journal Award.
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Dr. Farhad Saba, Ph. D. Professor of Educational Technology San Diego State University-USA