“ICT-based Pedagogical Content can Revolutionize Education”- Zia Ul Islam, DILA Workshop Facilitator


“ICT-based Pedagogical Content can Revolutionize Education”- Zia Ul Islam, DILA Workshop Facilitator
September 15, 2014

A facilitator at the Designing Innovative Learning Applications Workshop,Zia-ul-Islam has an interdisciplinary background and has successfully developed the learning application ChatBot. Here he tells us of his experience in this field.

Q: Where are you from and what have you studied so far?

I’m from Sialkot and I have completed two bachelor’s degrees; BSc in Information Technology from Gujrat University and in BA in Literature from Allama Iqbal Open University. I’m currently doing my MS in Innovative Technologies in Education from NUST.

Q: What attracted you to the field of Innovative Education Technology?

My father runs a school and my mother is the headmistress of a government school so I have had a deep concern for teaching methods since I was young. After studying IT and literature, I felt that I was ready to think about using technology to improve learning outcomes.

Q: Is there any defining moment or event that has shaped your experience in this field?

I have done many projects in education; the most significant of them was developing the ChatBot project to encourage e-learning. This experience showed me the effectiveness of ICT-based pedagogical content creation.