Bassam Bokhowa

Senior Tutor

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2009Masters in IT, Universiti Terbuka, Malaysia
1995Bachelors in Business, Ajman University, UAE


Professional Certifications

  • 2013, Achieved an IELTS score of 8.5
  • 2010, Microsoft Certified Trainer – MCT, Microsoft
  • 2010, Certificate in IT Service Management v3 – ITIL, Hewlett Packard
  • 2010, International Computer Driving License v5 – ICDL, ICDL GCC
  • 2010, Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning – CTTL, Bahrain Polytechnic
  • 1999, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – MCSE, Microsoft

Teaching Expertise

2009-Present Tutor, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain
205-2009 Tutor, Arab Open University, Bahrain


Relevant Industry Expertise

1995 – 2007IT Department, Batelco, Bahrain



Areas of Research Interest

Information Technology, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interfaces, Virtual Learning Environments, Learning Management Systems, Web Applications, Enterprise Architecture.
“Open Source Software: Comparing Productivity” is a descriptive study quantifying the short-term effects on employee productivity when migrating organizational software to Open Source alternatives. The study introduces the Open Source movement and evaluates migration scenarios worldwide. It also introduces a re-usable productivity benchmark along with the necessary localized programmatic tools for its implementation.

This knowledge will assist IT decision-makers of any organization in their evaluation of proprietary software models against Open Source alternative. Localization issues for the Arabic region are an integral part of this study as well.


1. B. Bokhowa, “Open Source Software: Comparing Productivity”, 2009.

Boards, Advisory committees, Professional organizations

  1. Chair, Fixed Assets Disposal Committee, Bahrain Polytechnic, 2013-Present
  2. Member, Research Committee, Bahrain Polytechnic, 2010-2012
  3. Member, CEO Appeals Committee, various instances
  4. Member, Student Fee Exemption Committee
  5. Member, Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee
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