Current research in the areas of ICT for Development. Interests include:

  1. 1.low-cost interactive distance education without the use of Internet,
  2. 2.low cost data collection from remote rural regions,
  3. 3.collection and delivery of agricultural market information from rural regions
  4. 4.low cost order, distribution management and sales monitoring in rural areas
  5. national voting through mobile phones
  6. 6.e-learning, m-learning and participatory techniques that transfer ownership
  7. 7.use of Mind Maps in student counseling, psychological counseling
  8. 8.use of participatory techniques in distance education


  1. 1. Islam, Y.M., Razzaq, S.S., Sayed, M.A. & Zaman, S. (2006). "Testing e-Learning software that incorporates two powerful learning elements of a face-to-face classroom", Proceedings of the  International Conference on Computer Aided Learning (ICL'06), Villach, Austria. September 27 - 29.
  2. 2. Islam, Y.M., Gronlund, Å., Rahman, Z., Razzaq, S.S., Sayed, M.A., & Zaman, S. (2006). "Interactive-Lecturing , a new approach to improving teaching delivery and student learning in a face-to-face classroom situation" WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on ADVANCES in ENGINEERING EDUCATION Issue 5, Volume 3, May 2006, ISSN 1790-1979 ,
  3. 3. Islam, Y.M., Rahman, Z., Razzaq, S.S., Sayed, M.A., & Zaman, S. (2006). "Interactive-lecturing a learning tool to improve classroom learning" Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on COMPUTERS, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, July 13-15.
  4. 4. Islam, Y.M., Rahman, Z., Razzaq, S.S., Sayed, M.A., & Zaman, S. (2006). "Effect of Feedback during Lecture Style Delivery Both in a Face-to-Face Classroom & during a Distance Education Television Session in a Developing Country like Bangladesh without the Use of Internet," ICALT, pp. 469-471, Proceedings of Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT'06), Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  5. 5. Islam, Y.M., Ashraf, M., Rahman, Z. & Rahman, M. (2005). "Mobile Telephone Technology as a Distance Learning Tool". ICEIS 2005, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, USA, May 25-28, 2005. ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pp.226-232.
  6. 6. Islam, Y.M., & Doyle, K.  (2008). Distance Education via SMS Technology in Rural Bangladesh. In Doyle, Ken (Ed.) Psychology and the New Media: Volume 2. Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 52(1), 87-96.
  7. 7. Nesa, M & Islam, Y.M, (2008). “Use of mobiles to introduce a mechanism of feedback in Distance Education delivered through video/television for the purposes of improving quality of delivery”, at the International Conference on “Quality Enhancement in Educational Communication”, Tiruchirapalli, India, March 29-30.
  8. 8. Alam, M. S. & Islam, Y.M. (2008). “Virtual Interactive Classroom (VIC) using Mobile Technology at Bangladesh Open University (BOU). 5th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning – Access to learning for Development, London, 13-17 July, 2008.
  9. 9. Grönlund, Å., Islam, Y. (2008a) The eduPhone: Interactive eLearning for developing countries. In Jancewski, L.J. (ed) /Global Mobility Roundtable: Innovative Services Through Mobile Technologies/, University of Auckland, NZ. ISBN 978-0-473-14252-0
  10. 10. Grönlund, Å. & Islam, M. Y. (2008b) Bangladesh Virtual Classroom: eLearning for all – today. In CUNNINGHAM, P. & CUNNINGHAM, M. (Eds.) Collaboration and the Knowledge Economy - Issues, Applications, Case Studies (5): eChallenges e-2008. Stockholm, Sweden, IOS Press. pp. 1565-1572. ISBN*:* 978-1-58603-924-0