Ali Shariq Imran

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Lecture videos contain most of the instructional content. These videos contents are in general non-scripted and unedited and thus do not provide the required level of interactivity from such material. Therefore, these videos fail to captivate students' attention for long and thus their effective use remains a challenge. In this regard, Media Learning Object(More)
Indonesia has set 2030 as its deadline for elimination of malaria transmission in the archipelago, with regional deadlines established according to present levels of malaria endemicity and strength of health infrastructure. The Municipality of Sabang which historically had one of the highest levels of malaria in Aceh province aims to achieve elimination by(More)
We have previously reported that leptin is expressed in adult rat brain and pituitary gland, though the role of leptin in these sites has not been determined. Leptin mRNA is developmentally regulated in the brain and pituitary of male and female rats during early postnatal development, suggesting a role in the maturation of the brain-pituitary system. Here,(More)
Sabang Municipality, in Aceh Province, Indonesia, plans to initiate a malaria elimination programme in 2013. A baseline survey of the distribution of malaria in the municipality was conducted to lay the foundations for an evidence-based programme and to assess the island’s readiness to begin the elimination process. The entire population of the municipality(More)
—In an effort to develop effective multi-media learning objects (MLO), we propose a framework to extract and associate semantic tags to temporally segmented instructional videos. These tags serve for the purpose of efficient indexing and retrieval system. We create these semantic tags from potential keywords extracted from the lecture transcript. The(More)
—The usage of non-scripted lecture videos as a part of learning material is becoming an everyday activity in most of higher education institutions due to the growing interest in flexible and blended education. Generally these videos are delivered as part of Learning Objects (LO) through various Learning Management Systems (LMS). Currently creating these(More)
In this paper we study image distortions and impairments that affect the perceived quality of blackboard lectures images. We also propose a novel reference free image quality evaluation metric that correlates well with the perceived image quality. The perceived quality of images of blackboard lecture contents is mostly affected by the presence of noise,(More)