Work place: Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Computational Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering
Yousuf Mahbubul Islam completed his PhD (1988) from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, in Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management. He was recipient of a David Livingstone award as well as a Charles Wallace award during his PhD research. Having stood first in his Master’s class he was recommended for an automatic transfer to the PhD program at Strathclyde University. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1978 with 100% marks for his software project.
At present he is working as a vice chancellor at Daffodil International University (DIU) since July, 2105. Also, he is a full time professor in the department of software engineering at DIU.
The idea of teaching programming using participatory teaching techniques and using social media to solve learning gaps was born out of the teaching experiences of Dr Islam – the Bangladesh Project Leader of the LEADHER project. Given his keen interest in helping students learn, he contributed to various other researches e.g., low-cost interactive distance education without the use of Internet, low cost data collection from remote rural regions, collection and delivery of agricultural market information from rural regions, low cost order, distribution management and sales monitoring in rural areas, secure national voting through mobile phones, e-learning, m-learning and participatory techniques that transfer ownership, use of Mind Maps in student counseling, psychological counseling, use of participatory techniques in distance education and face to face classrooms.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2017.04.05, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2017
The main purpose of higher education is to produce skilled graduates so that they can think critically and solve real world problems. Presenting a group based solution in a face-to-face class is a common activity in the higher education classroom where other students/peers can actively participate in the follow-up question/answer sessions. Working out a solution together as a group engages students’ independent thinking ability and promotes active learning. This means, that they have the opportunity to reflect on their own thinking and take it to deeper levels of thinking. However, recent trends show that online support to the higher education class - a form of blended learning is growing day by day. This paper proposes a wiki-based (one of the ICT tools) reflection method to follow up regular existing face-to-face classroom presentation activities to promote deeper thinking levels of students in higher education. In this article, Lee’s Model of thinking levels is-used for analyzing the thinking levels of students during their wiki work. The findings of this research work (through experiments) show that the wiki-based reflection method could be an effective way to promote thinking levels of students and hence can be used as a blended learning model to promote reflective and in-depth thinking.[...] Read more.
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