Mr. Ishteyaaq Ahmad has an MCA degree and is currently pursuing PhD. He has an academic career with more than 15 years of teaching experience. He was selected Young Scientist by Department of Science and Technology (DST) under SYSP(Young Scientist & Professional) scheme and received a research grant to carry out the project titled “Intelligent System for Tourism Industry”. He has developed two ODL/eLearning courses in the form of Open Educational Resources for Commonwealth of Learning (COL). He also happens to be a fellow of India School of Internet Governance convened by Internet Society in 2017. He has published numerous papers in journals and articles in leading Indian national dailies including The Hindu, Hindustan Times and The Economic Times. His primary areas of interest include Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Open Education Resources, Critical Thinking, Social Media Technology, Intelligent Systems and Programming Languages.