Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue: AiCTBM 2018

Technology Enhanced Learning Implementation and ICT Business Opportunities Framework for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan

Kifayat Ullah, Tahir Nawaz, Alveena Khan

1,2 National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
3 Student of MS TEFL at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan


This paper offers a detail overview of technology enhanced learning implementation vis a vis ITC business opportunities for shake hand in (FATA) Pakistan. An effort has been made to use  technology enhanced learning in FATA Pakistan for provision of quality and affordable education to male and female (equally) students of higher education, in a view to eliminate gender  discrimination. At the same time business opportunities have been explored and identified in information and telecommunication technology sector, analysis of the opportunity and identification  of the vacuum available in telecomm sector for good return on investment (ROI). For this purpose SWOT analysis and a test, pilot project has been carried out in village Bagan of  lower Kurram Agency FATA Pakistan, to calculate the potential of opportunities in the area and acceptance of technology enhance learning in hostile local unfriendly education culture and  traditional environment. For which E-learning Facilitation Centre (EFC) has been established and ICT tools have been used to communicate, learn and access to quality, affordable educational  contents. Various e-learning aids and e-learning framework have been developed to fulfil the requirement of local students of FATA. The paper identified number of limitation with regards to  social, cultural and economic aspects. The limitation approaches through effective technology enhance learning tools for the desirable results.
Keywords: Information and communication technology, IT business, Higher education, Technology enhanced learning, Taliban, FATA, Militancy.


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