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Graphic design is very demanding work. There are many jobs available for graphic designers out there. On top of that, graphic designers can earn a lot from freelancing. The great news is, one does not have to learn everything about graphic design to start earning big money. Knowing a few of the essential tools and works is enough to start earning from freelancing. Therefore, it is good to have an idea on how to get started as a graphic designer in popular freelancing platforms.

Works like, image to vector conversion, image tracing, background removal, coloring photographs, logo design, poster or flyer design, etc. are some of the most demanding graphic design works in freelancing platforms and these works usually take comparatively fewer efforts to deliver the works/orders.

Good news is that has launched a course on Graphic Design which aims to teach the learners on the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and the works above in complete Bengali lectures so that they can easily learn and get started as a graphic designer in freelancing platforms and start earning. The course even provides guidelines on how to set up the freelancing platform profiles.

The course is available in the following link:

The most important trend in education was already initiated in Wharton, Philadelphia campus, where leaders from different business schools like Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Michigan and Stanford along with the online education providers such as Coursera, edX and FutureLearn were present. Big things are happening across the leading tertiary educational institutions around the world, and they are happening at the velocity of warp.

Our colleagues, who are changing jobs or want to keep up with their present job or want to advance their careers, all need to focus on getting acquainted to the ever-changing advancements in technology and focus in the fields of study that delve into these subjects. This implies programmes that are brief, and concentrated. Longer study courses only make you learn things you won’t be using for years.

These short and focused courses will be providing the intellectual architecture that helps you make sense of everything around you and helps you develop skills needed for broader purposes like critical thinking, communication and leadership. Everyone who wants to succeed today needs both the foundation of the best degree(s) and the constant updating of best continuous professional development. With online learning platforms, going “back to school” is easier than ever before. These learning platforms also provide a chance at education for those who don’t have any institutional degrees.

The question now is, are the educational institutions properly equipped to initiate cutting-edge systems that could transform the academic environment from land-based to offshore and virtual learning environment? Will such educational transformations empower, augment and expand our learning? These questions have become a thing of the past as approximately 110 million registered institutions are using online platforms to offer short courses, degree courses and even diploma courses all over the world.

According to a report published in 2018 by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), there are over 147 million subscribers of mobile phone users. The data is illustrated as under:

This implies that out of 160 million population, 147 million are official subscribers of the mobile phone service providers. This amounts to 92 percent of the population being tied to the national mobile phone networks that leaves them open to use the internet from anywhere to access online educational service providers.

However, the report published by BTRC on its website back on September 20, 2018 shows that 154.179 million subscribers are using smart phones since August 2018.

Here the subscribers depict the biometric verified subscribers/subscriptions who have any activity (voice, data, SMS, etc.) at least once in the preceding 90 days.

This amounts to 96 percent of the population being directly or indirectly tied to the internet. BTRC’s report is based on the calculation of the registration since august 2018. The number of the internet users is around 90.5 million; wherein, more than 84.6 million users access the internet on mobile phones.

The readiness of Bangladeshi education and educational service providers is a cliché. Tremendous amount of progress has been made in digitising Bangladesh, wherein; telecommunication and relevant accessories have been introduced to Bangladesh quite superfluously that transformed the life style of the users in a positive way. People communicate with each other over the phone and the internet rather than on age-old methods that involved using paper-based drafting. Be it for searching things on Google or watching tutorials on YouTube, people are using the internet to gain access to information far differently than how they used to even a decade ago. Thus, the readiness of Bangladesh in entirety is a vague topic. We are quite equipped for adaptation to the newer learning opportunities.

The benefits of the online migration in education will be dramatic, spontaneous and pervasive across all educational service providers. For instance, individuals, professionals, graduates and corporations who want access to online materials to help develop the skills on their own at their own pace and convenience can do so. A school (primary or secondary), college, or university can choose to count online courses from somewhere for credit towards their certifications or degrees – potentially by creating their own leading academic communities around the online content and providing their own facilitators to improve learning.

In addition, online-based learning (or e-learning) reaches a wider audience by engaging learners with difficulties in attending standard classrooms, training, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. because they are geographically dispersed with restricted time and resources to travel, busy with job or family obligations that do not allow them to attend classes on particular dates with a set timetable, situated in conflict or post-conflict regions and limited mobility for safety reasons, limited participation in classroom attendance due to cultural or religious convictions, and difficulty in real-time interaction (e.g. foreign language learner or shy learners).

Online-based learning can provide efficient techniques of learning, such as exercising with related feedback, combining collaboration operations with self-paced study, personalising teaching routes oriented on learner requirements and using simulation and games. So far as the readiness of Bangladesh is concerned to adapt to the current trend in education, the above statistics of the mobile users, internet users and subscribers provide ample reasons to believe that we are ready. The only need is to initiate the process from somewhere or motivate, collaborate and affiliate with companies, corporations or institutions that have already taken the stride in to the online era.


Author: Prof. Dr. S.M. Golam Samdani Fakir and A.S.M. Shamim Miah
Prof. Dr. S.M. Golam Samdani Fakir is Vice Chancellor, Green University of Bangladesh. A.S.M. Shamim Miah is an Associate Professor at the University of Buraimi, Oman.

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The following presentation on HR Trends and Practices in the 21st Century was presented by Honorable Chairman, BoT, DIU and Daffodil Family on April 30, 2018, in Auditorium 71, Daffodil International University. Sharing it for the benefit of the teachers and especially the students of DIU teaching and learning about Human Resources Management.

A Good CV/Resume / How to make an effective video CV
« on: April 08, 2018, 02:06:32 PM »
Video CV/Resume is becoming more popular these days. It is because it shows more than what you can write on a paper. It shows your expression, emotion, gesture, posture, and attitude to your future employer. It becomes a pre-interview for your employer and provides them with the first impression that can give you an edge over other candidates even before the actual interview. Thus, it is important to know what to cover in a video resume and how so that you can prepare your video CV/Resume and make an impact on your future job interviews. Now the question remains, how to make an effective video CV. Well, the answer is simple, make it simple and short yet cover the important elements that your employer might care.

A video on how to make an effective Video CV/Resume is shared here:

Also, view the video below which is a sample video resume, developed by Ms. Rahnuma Islam, a student of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Daffodil International University:

So without any more delay, prepare your video CV. If you lack the skills to edit a video, consult with DIU Media Lab. There are also many videos available on YouTube that teaches how to edit videos using different software. Simply do a YouTube search.

Also, a great news that and HRDI are jointly organizing a professional video editing course titled "Professional Video Production Course" which can help you to make a very effective video CV/Resume. You can register for the course here: It will be a worthy investment for your career for sure.

Hope it helps!

Hello, everyone!
Here are the welcome notes to newly recruited teachers of Daffodil International University from Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustee, delivered on September 6, 2017.

Teaching & Research Forum / Google Scholar: How to Create Your Profile
« on: February 25, 2016, 02:23:45 PM »
Hello everyone! Google Scholar is a useful tool that you can use to keep track of all the citations of your research articles and also find great resources for your research. One can easily create profile in Google Scholar. Simply go through the presentation slide below and follow the instructions there. I hope this will be helpful for students, faculty members and others who are interested in research activities.

Online Education / The Revolution of Online Teaching
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:17:05 AM »
The revolution of online teaching

Teaching and learning methods have evolved quite radically with time. Nowadays, almost every modern classroom is equipped with multimedia facilities, and teachers deliver their lectures by using computers, projectors, audio and video references etc. The idea is to provide students with an interactive environment to enhance their learning experience. It, indeed, is a great leap forward.

We now live in a world of technological revolution, where teaching and learning is going through previously incredible changes. Let us turn to the online education system. Already, the best of the universities around the world have adopted this change and have started teaching online. Online teaching has done away with the territorial boundaries, within which a nation's universities operate. They are now part of what we call global. This change comes with a price, as well as a demand. The price is that a teacher, no matter how good she/he is, cannot survive in the process of change with the old set of skills they used to require in the past. The demand of the time is a new set of skills and excellence.

So what has changed exactly? To put it in a simple way, we may say that the previous method of effective teaching was interactive, but still was very much passive to the students. The students had to depend on the teacher's lecture. The teacher just used some typical styles that made their lectures enjoyable, but the students found themselves within a boundary. They could not move out of those confines created by their teachers. The teachers' job was to guide the students into learning something. With online teaching, students are to play an active role where the teachers remain passive. The teachers now have to design their lectures and courses in a way where students are to engage in different activities, through which they discover their learning all by themselves. It is not the teacher to tell them anymore what is right or wrong, the students themselves discover it through guided activities.

The teachers' job now is to design the activities. We must also keep in mind that when we pick the concept of online, it represents a huge arena and it holds the possibility that anyone can be a student from around the world. Be it a twelve-year-old child or a PhD holding professor, they can all be the students of a single course. Revolutionary, isn't it? This possibility has also removed the barriers of age in education. There are many platforms now which have amply pointed to this possibility, especially the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Not only that, there is the possibility for anyone to be a teacher; and here too age and profession are not a factor if they meet the requirements to teach. All this has opened up a great possibility for education to translate into reality what is still out of our imagination.

Now let us focus on the requirements for teaching online. For online education, teachers need to play a passive role and need to be able to design their course activities in a meaningful and effective way, creating opportunities for the students to roam around the world of knowledge themselves and discover the learning they seek. For this, they need to have a good knowledge about the technologies and platforms that are available and which enable them to create and modify and share their course contents with the outside world.

Teachers require knowledge about the available Learning Management Systems (LMS) forums, blogs and tools that help in creating contents for the LMS. A teacher, without having knowledge about these and saying that he or she can handle online teaching, is like one who says he can survive under the sea without being equipped with a scuba gear. Online teachers also need to have the mentality to learn themselves, even from their students, and continuously work to use that learning to improve their courses. Therefore, taking feedback from the students after each lesson, and after the course, is imperative. Online teachers need to pay very close attention to each student's activity and skill levels. Then, accordingly, they create a suitable environment and opportunity for the particular students. Most of the online students prefer learning at their own pace. That is why it becomes difficult for the teacher to get into a direct communication with a student to identify his or her level. The teacher needs to depend a lot on the activities deployed in the course to identify that. In this context, planning the activities effectively is really a challenge to the online teacher. To solve it, the online teachers need to communicate, share and exchange their experiences with each other. Online teachers also need to have really good relations with the technical personnel who work on the platform and update them on the requirements that they felt was needed while teaching online, so that the technical team may continuously work on developing the platform to enhance the teaching and learning environment. It could be a good idea to include a member of the technical team as the course coordinator.

Online teaching has become a demand of modern times, and this demand will only keep growing. Teachers, who are not yet equipped enough for online teaching, should take steps to prepare for the future teaching revolution. As part of the preparation, teachers need to study not only on their respective teaching fields, but also on online teaching methods, the latest tools and technologies; because the related technology will only keep evolving. So will teaching and learning.

The article was published in The Financial Express on August 19, 2014.
Publication Link:

Khondker Mohammad Shah - Al - Mamun
Assistant Director
Daffodil International University

Company Profile / Template for Company Profile
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:58:34 PM »
Hello Everyone! Just got a free company profile template and thought that it may be of some help for those looking for starting up their business or company but not sure how to prepare the company profile. So here it is:

Company Profile Template - DOC

Hello Everyone! Today I will share a great video that describes the process to apply for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) in Bangladesh.

So here it is:

Incase you face problem to view the video from here, visit the following link:

The application form and necessary instruction to fill it up can be found here:

Hope that helps!!

Khondker Mohammad Shah - Al - Mamun
Administrative Officer
Daffodil International University

Hello Everyone!

I have found this notice on E-TIN Registration while browsing. Have a look:

Khondker Mohammad Shah - Al - Mamun
Administrative Officer (HR)
Daffodil International University

Hello Everyone!

Guess what... I got tumbled into one more interesting website and i'm here to share it with you all \:D/.

Before I give you the link here is a small personal review:

The website comes with 7 tabs-
1. Topics
2. Popular
3. Experts
4. Forum
5. Offers
6. Tools
7. Blog

These are all very common tabs. However, the tabs are very well organized. Topics, Experts, Forum, Tools and Blog are the tabs that I found most interesting among the rest.

Topic section is the key to this site as it comes with all the basic information you will require to start up you own business.

Then you can also communicate with the experts in-case you need some explanation.

Forum is there to exchange your views with other users of the site. It can also help you to get solution to your problems through communication with other users.

Tools offers different forms, formats and templates that you may need for your business.

All these makes the site very useful for people who will want to start up their own business.

Lets not extend the review more and here is the link to this very useful site:

Hope you all like it.


Shah - Al - Mamun

Online Education / Learn Korean Language Online for Free!
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:02:40 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I'm back with an interesting website from where you can actually learn Korean Language for Free.

The website is divided into 7 main tabs.

1. Lessons
2. Shows
3. News
4. Teachers
5. Blog
6. Curriculum
7. Support TTMIK

The Lessons tab is very organized and comes with audio and PDF file as per requirement. At the end of the lesson you can test your learning. There is also a workbook for you to practice.

Shows comes with mainly video lessons. However, there are interactive quizzes, interviews and video homework too.

The over all site is well designed and very user friendly.

I will not extend my review more and just let you all check it out. So here is the link to the site:

Hope you all will like it.


Shah - Al - Mamun

Daffodil International School, a countrywide chain school in Bangladesh is going to
appoint the following teaching vacancies for its DIS Uttara.

Vacancies are available for the following posts:

1. Senior Teacher
2. Assistant Teacher

The opportunity is available for the following subjects:


Interested candidates are requested to apply along with CV and relevant documents on/
before August 5, 2012 to the address mentioned below:

The Chairman
Governing Body
Daffodil International School
102/1, Shukrabad, Mirpur Road
Dhanmondi, Dhaka – 1207

or visit


to apply online through

For further information please contact:
Cell: 01713493224

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