Thursday, 13 November 2014

New Website For O/A Level Computer Science 2210 & 9608 Resources.

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new website www.zakonweb.com. This product is the result of a lot of work done by my team over the past 6 or 8 months.


Our goal with this new site is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn and access O/A Computer Science Subject resources, notes, videos, frequently asked questions, topical questions and blog writings. We will be adding newly researched resources on a regular basis, and feature a blog that will present information on current “hot topics” related to Computer Science 2210 and 9608. Look for it in the coming months!
I hope you find the new website has a fresh look, is easy to use and is informative. Please send me your feedback through "Contact Us" section of the website (www.zakonweb.com).

--Zafar Ali Khan (0336 281 0241)
O/A Level Computers: Notes/Books, Websites, Blog, Discussion Groups & Fan Pages.
For New Computer Science www.zakonweb.com
For AL Computing resources Google "9691"

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Get an Accredited Masters Degree from Georgia Tech US for just $6,600 While Sitting in Pakistan

A lot of you who have done BS in CS ask me from which university in Pakistan should we do our master? I always tell the students no matter how much we love Pakistan we should always face reality. The reality is that we don't have world class computer science faculty in Pakistan. But the question is what should we do? I had usually advised students to go to USA for their masters.

The advice has two issues:

  1. The high cost which most students cannot afford ($40,000 for a top University) and
  2. The difficulty of getting the Visa.
How would you like to get a master's degree from Georgia Tech which is one of the Top 10 Computer Science programs in USA? It is one of the best universities in the world:
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/college-computing-builds-upon-us-news-top-10-ranking

Now you can get an accredited Master degree from Georgia Tech for just $6,600 while sitting in Pakistan:

As these courses are accredited therefore it means it will be recognized by all universities in the world and you can even transfer course credits if later you decide to get admission in some other university.
I am sure about one thing, you will learn much more than if you did your masters in Pakistan.

By: Zafar Ali Khan
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Zafar Ali Khan [ZAK] is an O/A level Computer Science Pakistani educator, entrepreneur, and former programmer. He supports a free online education platform www.zakonweb.com to impart O and A level resources. His resources include notes, video lectures, online discussion groups, an artificial intelligence based virtual assistant, upcoming Android and IOS based apps and a website.

ZAK is teaching a wide spectrum of learners, mainly focusing on Computer Science 2210 and 9608. ZAK has a stellar online following, which is evident from his 50,000+ online followers. These exist wherever CIE is offered.

ZAK has taught in many auspicious and renowned institutes throughout Karachi for the past 18 years. His teaching methods coupled with his most innovative digital resources helped students achieve outstanding grades including distinctions in CIE. ZAK is an associate of The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), which is a Parastatal body, working under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources of Mauritius. ZAK's yearly seminars and one-day marathon classes are very famous among the learners.

Before opting for a full-time teaching profession, ZAK has had the privilege of being associated with renowned public and corporate organizations. He has worked in a diversified array of the large local and international corporations both as a part of them and as a consultant. This wide array of organizations commence from Pakistan Army Engineering Corps to the Galileo Emirates, Dubai and The Acutus NY, USA. Industries that ZAK has experienced with, before opting for a teaching profession, are engineering, pharmaceutical, digital video R&D and customer reservation system (CRS). His expertise as application developer, IT administrator, project manager and IT teacher in a wide variety of business applications has always helped him in innovating teaching styles and resources.

ZAK can be reached at:

Sunday, 4 May 2014

O/A Level Computers Marathon Workshops '14

O/A Level Computers Marathon Workshops '14
by: Zafar Ali Khan
Boat Basin - Bahadurabad - Gulshan

Limited seats available through registrations Only.
Forms for registrations are available online below and at respective centers.
Visit the respective center and submit your filled forms.
Receipts must be collected & submitted on the day of marathon to qualify entry.
Terms & conditions apply*.

Registration Form: http://goo.gl/2hi6l4 
Fee & Days Schedule: http://goo.gl/6lHl3M

Call direct @ 03362810241 or centers below:
1) ZAI Clifton: 0324 202-0175, 3583-2743
2) ZAI Bahadurabad: 0321 242-6192, 3412-4557
3) Excel Gulshan: 0345-324 4912, 3483-2606

*Terms & conditions are mentioned on page 2 of Registration Form downloadable above.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My Flipped Classroom :)

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions. The video lecture is often seen as the key ingredient in the flipped approach, such lectures being either created by the instructor and posted online or selected from an online repository.

While a prerecorded lecture could certainly be a podcast or other audio format, the ease with which video can be accessed and viewed today has made it so ubiquitous that the flipped model has come to be identified with it. The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning, student engagement, hybrid course design, and course pod-casting. The value of a flipped class is in the repurposing of class time into a workshop where students can inquire about lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. During class sessions, instructors function as coaches or advisors, encouraging students in individual inquiry and collaborative effort.

(http://vimeo.com/channels/665413) This education channel on vimeo.com covers video lectures by Zafar Ali khan on O & A Level Computing and Computer Science. It covers CIE 9691, 9608 & 2210.


O/A Level Computers FREE Resources

Websites:
O/A Computer Science 9608/2210: www.zakonweb.com 


Discussion Groups:

Fan Pages:

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Unlocking Knowledge: Providing Computing 9691 on-line, all for free. VIDEOS too.

As Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering for their MIT OCW said:
“The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”

Our website for A-Level computing 9691 is a web-based publication of virtually full Computing 9691 course content. It is open and available to the world and is a permanent activity. Recently I have started uploading classroom video lectures to make whole effort more effective.

Through openly available content educators improve lectures, making their classes more effective; and students find additional resources to help them succeed.

O, AS & A Level Computers FREE Resources
Websites:
A Level: https://sites.google.com/site/computing9691/
O Level: https://sites.google.com/site/computerstudies7010/

Discussion Groups:
A Level: https://www.facebook.com/groups/computing9691/
O Level: https://www.facebook.com/groups/olevelcomputer/

Fan Pages:
A Level: https://www.facebook.com/ALevelComputer
O Level: https://www.facebook.com/OLevelComputer