Manar Shalaby is a Ph.D. holder and Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Arab Open University (AOU), Egypt branch. Her Ph.D. major is in academic writing. Currently the the general course coordinator for the phonetics course across AOU eight branches. She is responsible for developing course calendar, course guide, and supplementary material for both courses in addition to preparing continuous assessment tools, midterm and final exams based on the intended learning outcomes in coordination with the deanship. Her present research interests are in Blended Learning, Research Skills, and Teaching Approaches.