4th e-Learning and Distance Education Conference
Envisioning the Future: Rethinking, Reshaping, Redesigning Education
20-21 Nov. 2017 Lahore, Pakistan
Evolution, Challenges & Solutions

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4th e-Learning and Distance Education Conference (ELDEC2017)

Day 1 – Monday November 20, 2017 (at Head Office, Virtual University of Pakistan)



Speaker/ Resource Person

8.00 am


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Inaugural session

9:00 am

Recitation from the Holy Quran and English Translation

Mr. Abdul Quddoos Durrani, Virtual University

9:05 am

Welcome Address and Introduction of ELDEC

Dr. Naveed A. Malik, Rector Virtual University of Pakistan

9:25 am

Souvenir/Shield Distribution

Chief Guest & Rector

9:30 am

Chief Guest Address

Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, Former Rector, National Textile University

9:55 am

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Masroor Ellahi, General Chair ELDEC2017, Virtual University

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Group Photo and Tea Break

11:00am – 1:00pm

1st Technical Session (Auditorium, VUTV Building, Virtual University of Pakistan)

Session Chair: Dr. Najma Najam

11:00 am

Re-shaping Open University for the Digital Era

(Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Tian Belawati

11:30 am

1.   Ayesha Zafar. Design of Integrated Modules in the Clustering of Adaptors and Innovators in an Online English Language Software

Ms. Ayesha Zafar

11:45 am

2.   Dr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ramzan. ICT Integrated Teaching in Schools: School Teachers’ Attitude, Familiarity and Practices

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood

12:00 pm

3.   Sadaf Fatima. Use of Technology for Teaching Speaking Skills in ELT Classrooms of Pakistan

Ms. Sadaf Fatima

12:15 pm

4.   Dr. Quratulain Hina, Dr. Saira Nudrat and Mahek Arshad. Interplay Between Educational Technology and Classroom Management

Dr. Quratulain Hina

12:30 pm

5.   Yousaf Khan. Tech-Knowledgy: Rethinking, Reshaping and Redesigning Assessment for Learning in Virtual Learning Environment Framework (Vlef)

Mr. Yousaf Khan

12:45 pm

6.   Muhammad Adnan Ayub and Farman Ali Khan. Evaluation of Two Sides of the Same Coin (Learning Management Systems and Outcome Based Assessments)

Mr. Muhammad Adnan Ayub


Shields’ distribution to Presenters and Session Chair

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch and prayer break

1:45pm – 3:45pm

2nd Technical Session (Auditorium, VUTV Building, Virtual University of Pakistan)

Session Chair: Dr. Munawar Sultana Mirza

1:45 pm

The Learning Revolution: Impacting Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogical Strategies in Higher Education

(Keynote Speaker)

Dr. John Arul Phillips

2:15 pm

7.   Shumaila Zawar, Rizwana Noor and Farman Ali Khan. Evaluation of Affective Computing Based E-learning Systems

Mr. Shumaila Zawar

2:30 pm

8.   Dr Saira Nudrat, Dr Quratul Ain Hina and Mahek Arshad. Social skills development analysis in Distance Education

Dr. Saira Nudrat

2:45 pm

9.   Asma Sharif Akhtar. The Impact and Significance of Active Learning on Distance Education System

Ms. Asma Sharif Akhtar

3:00 pm

10. Dr. Quratul Ain Hina, Mahek Arshad and Saima MeharDemographic Diversity Effecting Teacher’s Perceptions Related to Quality of Research Produced in Distance Education

Ms. Mahek Arshad

3:15 pm

11. Dr. Afshan Huma. Exploration of skill set for e-leadership at AIOU

Dr. Afshan Huma

3:30 pm

12. Nighat Jamal. French language learning through distance education in Pakistan

Ms. Nighat Jamal


Shields’ distribution to Presenters and Session Chair

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Tea break

4:00pm – 6:00pm

3rd Technical Session (Auditorium, VUTV Building, Virtual University of Pakistan)

Session Chair: Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Bodla

4:00 pm

Accessible Online Course Design for Differently Able Students (Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Zahid Majeed

4:30 pm

13.  Qanita Bokhari, Sundas Moughees and Jalil Asghar. Learning Multiple Languages Using Computer Technologies in the Developing World

Ms. Sundas Moughees

4:45 pm

14. Dr. Tayyaba Zarif, Dr. Safia Urooj and Rashid Hussain. The perception of e-learning at higher education level: The learners' sight

Dr. Safia Urooj

5:00 pm

15. Muhammad Sulman and Afsheen Masood. e-Learning Management Strategy as Predictor of Academic Motivation, Self-efficacy and Academic Performance of Graduate Students

Mr. Muhammad Sulman

5:15 pm

16. Abida Parveen. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Ms. Abida Parveen

5:30 pm

17. Tahir Ramzan. VU Voice GDB

Mr. Tahir Ramzan

5:45 pm

18. Dr. Sadaf Zamir Ahmed, Hina Zamir and Obaid Ullah. Need and provisions of Information and Communication Technology in Pre-Service Teacher Education programs

Dr. Sadaf Zamir Ahmed


Shields’ distribution to Presenters and Session Chair

7:00 pm

Gala Dinner (VUP Head Office)

Day 2 – Tuesday November 21, 2017 (at University of Education, Township Campus, Lahore)

9:00am – 11:00am

4th Technical Session

Session Chair: Dr. Huma Lodhi

9:00 am

Standards for Quality Tertiary Level e-Learning: Practices and Problems in Pakistan

(Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Munawar Sultana Mirza

9:30 am

19. Kamran Khan and Farman Ali Khan. Exploiting metacognitive learning strategies for Self-Regulated learning in web based learning environments

Mr. Kamran Khan

9:45 am

20. Nauman Ahmed Abdullah and Dr. Munawar Sultana Mirza. Entry Qualifications of Students as Predictor of Academic Performance in Various Degree Programs

Mr. Nauman Ahmed Abdullah

10:00 am

21. Moazzam Ali TararOnline Educational Contents: How to Make Them More Effective in Pakistan?

Mr. Moazzam Ali Tarar

10:15 am

22. Mustafa Hameed, Nadeem Akhtar and Malik Muhammad Saad MissenComparative study of teaching first programming language in distance learning using lecture based approach and project based approach

Mr. Mustafa Hameed

10:30 am

23. Abdul Rehman Abbasi, Paras Rajper and Yaseen Ahmed MeenaiTowards Incorporating Online Active Learning Classroom Pedagogy in Training Curriculum

Mr. Abdul Rehman Abbasi

10:45 am

24. Muhammad Hamza and Asif Ali Asif. Effects of terrorism on Education and policies

Mr. Muhammad Hamza


Shields’ distribution to Presenters and Session Chair

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Tea Break

11:15am – 1:15pm

5th Technical Session

Session Chair: Dr. Intazar Hussain Butt

11:15 am

The Future of Learning: a journey from standardization to mass customization (Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Rauf-i-Azam

11:45 am

25. Salma NazRole of distance and e- Learning in empowerment of women through expansion of higher education in Pakistan: Potentials and Opportunities

Ms. Salma Naz

12:00 pm

26. Muhammad Safdar Bhatti and Rafia Mukhtar. Studying the Role of E-Learning on ESL Learners as Digital Natives: A Survey

Mr. Muhammad Safdar Bhatti 

12:15 pm

27. Zaira MaamoorImpact of organizational culture, structure and Knowledge Management System (KMS) on Employee Performance – SMEs Perspective

Ms. Zaira Maamoor

12:30 pm

28. Iffat Ali and Dr. Zahid Yousaf. Educational Broadcasting: Exploring Challenges for Participatory learning among students

Ms. Iffat Ali

12:45 pm

29. Fozia Shaheen and Mamoona Khalid. Distance Education System for Rural Women and its impact on Women learning: Current Challenges and Future Strategies with reference to the Pakistan

Ms. Fozia Shaheen

1:00 pm

30. Nehala Mumtaz and Masooma Zehra. Impact of E-learning on learning at Out of School Children School

Ms. Nehala Mumtaz


Shields’ distribution to Presenters and Session Chair

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch and prayer break

2:00pm -3:30pm

Closing Ceremony

2:00 pm

Recitation from the Holy Quran and English Translation

Mr. Abdul Quddoos Durrani

2:05 pm

Reflections on the Conference

Dr. Tian Belawati

2:10 pm

Recommendations of ELDEC2017 & Concluding Remarks

Dr. Naveed A. Malik, Rector Virtual University of Pakistan

2:20 pm

Shields’ Distribution

Chief Guest & Rector

2:40 pm

Address by Chief Guest

Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin, Chairperson PHEC

3:00 pm

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Rauf-i-Azam, Vice Chancellor, University of Education


Tea Break