Monday, August 18, 2014

KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE - Life Long Learning Centers for Developing Human Resources through free World Class Education at the Doorsteps

This community based self help project has been initiated to provide world class education, from ECD to UNIVERSITY, as well as free medical cover to all populations in our region. I expect that many of you will participate in this endeavor through the LSO/VO/WO/Government sponsored schools and health units of various descriptions located close to your home.
I have also established an idea demonstration facility in Hunza. Any interested participant can visit and clarify any questions arising about this project. I will inshallah be personally available from April through end of October each year.
My advocacy revolves around acquiring a specialty commensurate with God gifted APPTITUDE by each seeker of knowledge/skill. In this age it has become totally accessible and it is MEANS BLIND.
All of the Courses in the best universities - you can do at home; despite non availibility of internet and public electrical supply - copy on USB from server in SASLLC Baltit.
BREAKING NEWS: OUTERNET facility has now been  integrated to the "idea demonstration" program.
The conviction that home-grown intellectual leadership of exceptional caliber is the best driver of society’s future development, and that many developing country education systems are too engulfed by poverty and numbers to develop their talented young people - hence the KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE.
Professional delivery of voluntary service;
Learning material:
Knowledge Society
In the age of the Internet, knowledge about institutions and their effectiveness are only a click away. Information becomes viral, following vectors that take it anywhere there is Internet connectivity.
Clear goals and standards: All partners must understand and commit to clearly defined objectives. Benchmarks must be set for the achievement of these goals in terms of timeliness and quality.

Words of Wisdom from the Guide:

“To position the Jamat correctly for the next decades. serious issues and for you to understand where I would like the Jamat to be, Insha-Allah, in the world in 10 years, 15 years, 20 years.”  13 December 2008 and 

"A vast decentralisation of decision-making is already occurring in many countries; it has the advantage of placing new responsibilities in the hands of local communities.... For the key to future progress will lie less in traditional top-down systems of command and control -- and more in a broad, bottom-up spirit of coordination and cooperation." 

"Social progress, in the long run, will not be found by delegating an all-dominant role to any one player -- but rather through multi-sector partnerships. And within each sector of society, diversity should be a watchword. Healthy communities must respect a range of educational choices ... [The Ummah] must become full and even leading participants in the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century. That will mean embracing the values of collaboration and coordination, openness and partnership, choice and diversity -- which will under-gird the Knowledge Society, learning constantly to review and revise and renew what we think we know -- learning how to go on learning. In the age of the Internet, knowledge is universally shaped, universally accessible, and universally applied. And successful institutions of learning must be global institutions.... [I]n the Knowledge Society, productive research is most often partnership research ... sharing agendas and exchanging insights. New knowledge is a constantly unfolding gift of God -- but it is rarely something that is achieved in isolation."
Once the system of DISTANCE EDUCATION gets current in our region, I have the desire to use the same facilities established by PDCN (AKDN) and also those established by the government or the self help groups for providing world class health cover through TELE-MEDICINE, it is therefore my request to all present and future doctors from the region to learn these techniques (DIGITAL HEALTH BEYOND BORDERS).

VISION: Populations in the region are economically and geographically constrained in availing "Brick and Mortar" facilities in higher education available in urban centers. Education and learning need to be set free - and new education and communication technologies now make this possible. A number of IT facilities have been established both by Government and the CIVIL SOCIETY such as KADO (3 centers) and also notably by PDCN (14 centers) – an agency of the AKDN – in all the districts of GB with the noble aim of improving quality of education.These however have not been utilized to their full potential due to the prevalent culture in the country.

The idea that students from around the globe can join a course taught by renowned faculty - that they can support each other, discuss problems, find answers, collaboratively engage with the material – is truly revolutionary.

Nothing has more potential to lift more people out of poverty. Nothing has more potential to unlock a billion more brains to solve the world’s biggest problems. And nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC platforms
Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Some new things are praised to the skies because people have a weakness for the shiny and novel. Others are hyped because they will obviously change the world, and it always takes the world a little while to adjust. MOOC's are of the latter kind.
Kevin Carey, director of the education-policy program at the New America Foundation.

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education that has so far been available to a select few. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

MISSION: To facilitate acquisition of FREE OF COST World class Education at doorsteps in all the districts of GB.

The existing IT facilities established over the last few years by agencies such as AKDN - specifically by PDCN - the Government education department and also self help entities will be gradually encouraged to introduce this education mode for the populations within their jurisdiction. SASLLC will act as a feeding unit for all interested facilities, while PDCN will provide WALK IN TRAINING to the TKN volunteers who want to help the communities in providing this revolutionary theme of education and skill development.

The additional facilities, specifically MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR, PRINTER and SCANNER, and in some cases reliable electric supply through SOLAR SYSTEM components, are to be financed through the community effort by SMCs and LSO boards.

Multifaceted Proposal towards “Knowledge Society”: 
Options for a Student:
1.      Education and Skills
a.       Augment the coaching being offered in a traditional Institution.
b.      Access to Coaching material of the best universities towards Education and capacity development - independent learners, not associated with a formal educational program.
c.       Option for developing skills in existing career or change in career {example: Specialization in Microfinance].
d.      Option for families of limited incomes/access to traditional world famous Institutions of learning.
2.      Telemedicine option:  Once married, 80 percent of female doctors do not get an opportunity for practicing their profession. They will have the opportunity to serve fellow human beings in need through TKN from their homes and also build further skills.

3.    Integration of OUTERNET:

a. Will connect each of the clusters via satellite for access to coaching educational content from best universities.
b. Will provide the opportunity to start the steps towards technology and business opportunity in this field.

NOTE: First DIY - do it yourself - L-band satellite receiver has since been fabricated in Hunza as part of integration to the idea demonstration program. Each home/ cluster of homes will now be the BEST university providing free world class education/skills from ECD through university. Congratulations to all those interested in opting for this revolutionary education method in digital age.

All well intentioned individuals any where in the world are expected to participate in downloading the COACHING MATERIAL and arrange to send to the relevant individual in SASLLC. 
1. Video/Audio Lectures
2. Lecture Notes
3. Online Text Books
4. Student Work
5. Assignments and solutions
9. Assessments
10. Interactive Simulations
11. Transcript of Lectures
12. Virtual experiments 

In Hunza, the Government Model School will make the WI-FI available to all the population in Central Hunza, free of cost, to enable interested individuals to contribute in downloading COACHING MATERIAL and also to peruse their studies from homes.

The Center will be available to teachers and students during the working hours while 3-Hours daily will be reserved for female aspirants.
Participants in an academic/skill development course will inform SASLLC/OPEN UNIVERSITY so that the data base for the students is updated. This data base, apart from contact information/personal details, contains the results of EXAMS and other student achievement data. The student gets a DEGREE if his score is 90 percent or more; he is entitled to a PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE if the score falls between 60 and 90 percent.


I am in the process of commissioning "LIFELONG LEARNING CENTERS" in this region with the aim of introducing Distance Education to populations who otherwise are economically and geographically constrained in availing "Brick and Mortar" facilities available in urban centres.
I recently held a session with teachers, school management committee and students of 9th/10th class to demonstrate that world class education from school to university is feasible within the available resources of Government Model School Karimabad through Distant Learning. We have agreed to establish "SULTAN ALI SAMARQAND LIFELONG LEARNING CENTRE" - and open university) - in this school using the excellent system provided by PDCN and lying underutilized since installation. One of the computers will be used as a server for the proposed network and store following category of coaching material covering all the topics/sub-topics/specialty in which any interested person (irrespective of gender) wishes to educate or upgrade his/her skills.

Comments by Muhammad Din, Vice Principal:

"The main objectives of this Centre are as under:
1 To provide FREE quality education at doorsteps.
2 To enhance teaching quality of the schools.
3 To provide access to better coaching tools for teachers.
4 To access the coaching material of best educational institutions of the world.
5 To avail the opportunity of free education available on inter-net around the world.
6 To enhance the LIFE SKILLS of educated population and provide LIFELONG LEARNING opportunities.

EDIP - Educational Development and Improvement Programme - of PDCN Gilgit working in this has established this facility in 2010 in this school as LRS - Learning Resource Centre - for the school as well as for few other feeding units of this school. Its main objective being enhancement of quality of teaching learning and to provide missing facilities specially IT related gadgets and equipment. More than ten brand new computers have been provided along with the DSL connectivity. Other facilities student chairs, and teaching kits for all the teachers of LRS and short/long courses arrangements have also been made at PDCN Gilgit and IED Karachi. This computer system was not operational for the last nearly one year due to some inevitable circumstances. But after brigadier’s intervention we have a bright chance to use this facility for multiple purposes in the best interest of students in particular and teachers in general. Educated general public of the locality will also take benefit according to the schedules.

Although the facility is available 24-hrs a day, it is being planned that SASLLC and Open University, be open at least for 12 hours daily. Mr. KARIM KHAN has been requested to facilitate this Centre from 9 am to 3 pm and office has moved to this Centre. TKN volunteers will look after the centre from 3:00 pm to 8.00 pm daily. An income generation mechanism will enable the school to offer a compensation package for the time taken by these volunteers. Mohd din, A.H/M will assume the role of Honrary VC of this facility while Mr Karim Khan and Mr Aurangzeb will act in the capacity of DEANs. An Academic council will also be formed very soon."
What resources will I need for this mode of education?
All you need is willingness to think and learn.
APPEAL: All readers blessed with knowledge, experience and skills are requested to send either a file or a link - on the mail address listed below (missing addresses will be communicated later by Mr. Mohammad Din Vice Principal and Honorary Vice Chancellor of the Center/Open University) - from which following category of coaching material suitable for ECD through university education and or upgrading of life skills can be downloaded. Kindly go to reliable sources such as 500 best universities of the world and their distant learning programs on this CONSORTIUM OR LINK , LINK2.

As I mentioned above, there are countless free sources available online. Here are a few of the best:
Coursera. Coursera works with top universities from around the world to offer classes online for free. You can take classes from a variety of disciplines including computer sciences, psychology, and Spanish.
OpenStudy. OpenStudy is a social learning network that allows you to connect with individuals with the same learning goals as you.
Khan Academy. I freaking love Khan Academy. You’ll find over 4,000 videos covering topics ranging from algebra to finance to history. My favorite part of Khan Academy, though, is math exercises. You start with basic math and work your way up to calculus in an adaptive, game-like environment. I’ve been slowly going through the exercises to freshen up on my math.
Duolingo. Free website to learn foreign languages. It’s a pretty cool set up. As you progress through the lessons, you’re simultaneously helping translate websites and other documents.
Code Academy. Learn to code for free with interactive exercises. I wish Code Academy was around when I was learning how to build AoM. It would have helped a lot.
edX. Harvard University and MIT partnered together to create interactive, free online courses. The same world-renowned professors that teach at Harvard and MIT have created the courses on edX. You can find courses for just about any subject. I’ve signed up for a class called The Ancient Greek Hero. Class started last week, but you can still sign up. Join me!
Udacity. Udacity is similar to edX and Coursera. College level classes taught online for free.
CreativeLive. I discovered CreativeLive a few weeks ago. It’s an interesting concept. You can watch the live stream of the course being taught for free, but if you want to view the course later and at your own pace you have to pay for it. The courses focus on more creative and business subjects like videography and online marketing. I’ve sat in on a few of the free courses and was impressed with the curriculum.
TED. TED compiles speeches and lectures not only by professors but interesting people from many different walks of life. TED talks are lighter than academic lectures, often quite funny, and concentrate on interesting ideas and concepts. And most are 20 minutes or less, so they’re great for those with a short attention span.
iTunes U. Download thousands of free podcast lectures taught by the best professors from around the world and learn while in your car.
YouTube EDU. Instead of watching a bunch of auto-tuned cats, enrich your mind by browsing through YouTube EDU. They have thousands of videos that cover a variety of topics.
For more ideas on free learning resources, check out this post: How to Become a Renaissance Man Without Spending a Dime.

GUIDELINE from Mr Marcela Morales Community Relations Manager & Open Education Specialist

"Dear Hisamullah,
Thank you for your interest in the Open Course Ware Consortium courses and congratulations on your eagerness of using OERs in your facility. We would be delighted to know you have find them useful for your community.
To review the courses available in our database you may use our course search engine: You’ll be able to browse by course, language or source. Just fill in the search terms you need and the available options will appear. Once you find a course you are interested in, all you have to do is download the material and start learning and sharing. You do not need to register, nor you will be monitored, OpenCorseWare is designed to be a self learning experience. 
I realize you have some connectivity issues, unfortunately the only way you’ll be able to use the materials offline is if you have at least a few minutes of electricity/internet to download the materials. Once you have them locally you’ll be able to use them as many times as you’d like. 
Happy teaching & learning! =)
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
With warm regards,
Marcela Morales
Community Relations Manager & Open Education Specialist
phone. +52(81) 8421.3334
skype. arqmmorales
ALISON — MOOCs & Redefining Education for the Next Generation
Speech by ALISON CEO & Founder, Mike Feerick, YEO, Washington DC Sept 12th 2013

Dear Hisamullah, 

Education and learning need to be set free - and new education and communication technologies now make this possible. 

At a recent conference on Youth Employment Opportunities held in Washington DC, USA, our Founder and CEO Mike Feerick was invited to speak about the exciting possibilities before us. He talked about many familiar topics, from youth unemployment, empowering women, reaching the 5 Billion, overcoming the teacher shortage, to how our attitude to dynamic competency-based certification and innovation radically needs to change. 

Above all, Feerick outlines how free education can become universal, dynamic and empowering, if we allow new educational opportunities and methodologies to flourish. 

Click on this link or the above screenshot to visit the video. If you agree with Mike's views, please share with your friends and contacts!
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Session,-4, Briefing of Teachers, Head Teachers and Interested Citizens at Hasigawa Memorial Public School and College Karimabad, Hunza

SESSION-5: Student at home joining a course on "Sustainable Development"
ECD-I            Ms. Yasmin Naeem E-Mail _______ Ms. Yasmin Shah E-Mail _________________
ECD-II           Ms. Fazila E-Mail ______________ Ms. Parveen E-Mail ______________________
Class- 1           Ms. Shakila E-Mail ____________ Ms. Meher E-Mail ____________________
a.                  Ms. YasminSalim        E-Mail
b.                  ShabnumBano E-Mail ___________________
            a.         Ms. NaseemBano        E-Mail
            a.         Ms. Almas                   E-Mail
            a.         Ms. Uzma                    E-Mail ______________________
            a.         Mr. Kulani                   E-Mail
            a.         Mr. Amin Khan            E-Mail
            a.         Mr. JavedKarim                      E-Mail

            a.         Mr. SarwarHussain     E-Mail _______________________
            b.         Mr. AurangZeb           E-Mail
            a.         Mr. KaleemullahBaig              E-Mail
            b.         Mr. Mohammad Ali                E-Mail
            a.         Mr. Murad Khan                     E-Mail
            b.         Khan Ghulwai                          E. Mail
            c          MashghoolAlam                      E.Mail
            a.         Mr. Mussaullah Khan              E-Mail

5. Univerity : For a guide on university level topics subtopics and Speciality see the list below, may visit this link: ; For any other courses/universities that a student wishes to avail you can go through: 
a) Mr. Karim Khan Hon DEAN Business, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Science,
Society, Teaching and Education E-Mail:, 
b) Mr. Aurangzeb Hon Dean Energy, Engineering, Health and Medicine, Mathematics, Science
NOTE: CC Mail address for all mails.
Mr. Tawakal Muhammad (Principal) E-mail:
Mr. Mohammad Din (Vice Principal and Hon VC) E-Mail
Please note that audio, video, and some other special files are not included in the download zip package in order to keep these files a manageable size. You can download these files through links provided in the course. 
Example of how a large file can be communicated:
This is a large file and can not be attached with normal mail, hence I have resorted to send it to you through "Google Drive" It can also be sent through MSN "Sky Drive". Please educate all users of SASLLC.

Some audio and video lectures are also available through MIT's iTunes U and YouTube sites. 
Is it possible to save the video files to a disk or to my hard drive? 
Some of our videos are available on YouTube. Download is not available for these files. To see the complete collection, visit and this link LIST OF AUDIO VIDEO LECTURES
iTunes U 
Links to our videos on iTunes U require Apple's free iTunes application. If you have this application, these links will automatically open it. Once you have iTunes open, you can download a single lecture by selecting "Get Movie," or the entire course by selecting "Get Tracks." Once you've downloaded these lectures, iTunes will automatically add it to your library. 
Internet Archive 
Some OCW videos are available on Internet Archive as both MP4 and Real Media files (and a few other types provided by Internet Archive, such as OGG). To download these, right+click on the link (MP4 or RM) and select "Save Link As." To watch MP4 files, you need QuickTime. Real Media files require Real Player.
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23 Leo, April 11, 2012 at 5:29 a.m.:
all right folks, here are some tips about downloading the videos and subs. 1) you can go, and click the link then you'll see the video window, there are some buttons behind it, if your brain serves you well you'll find the "Download this Video opinion". in some cases you can directly go iTunes U and search the relevant videos, or go to Youtube MIT channel you sure will find them as well sorry i cant upload some pics there.
well, there are several ways to get them, how can i put that? well, here i introduce the easiest one,, watch this video then you'll figure it out. of course you can use Google Chrome inspect element to find the sub and convert it to SRT file but that could be kinda tough.
that's it, hoping it could be helpful.

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Business: (SUB TOPIC)
Business Ethics
Health Care Management
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
Information Technology
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Energy: (SUB TOPIC)
Fossil Fuels
Fuel Cells
Hydrogen and Alternatives


Aerospace Engineering (Specialities):
Guidance and Control Systems
Materials Selection
Propulsion Systems
Structural Mechanics

Biological Engineering (Specialities):
Cell and Tissue Engineering
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Synthetic Biology

Chemical Engineering (Speciality):
Molecular Engineering
Process Control Systems
Separation Processes
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Digital Systems
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Aquatic Sciences and Water Quality Control
Environmental Management
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Ocean Exploration
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Systems Design
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Materials Science and Engineering
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Fine Arts:(SUB TOPIC):
Art History
Game Design

Media Studies (Speciality):
Digital Media

Music (Speciality):
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory

Performance Arts (Speciality):
Theatrical Design

Visual Arts (Speciality):
Film and Video
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Health and Medicine: (SUB TOPIC):
Anatomy and Physiology
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Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
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Anthropology (SPECIALTY):
Biological Anthropology
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Asian Studies
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1. Introduction to Humanities
The "Humanities is not one specific subject, but many things: philosophy and cinema, studies of science, of religion, of society; literature and poetry; history and culture. The material in this course is designed to help the students to begin exploring their own ideas, as critical thinkers, critical readers, and critical writers. In this course the students look at past, present and imaginary cultures, across times, and space, and people. Students learn to "interpret" by understanding different possible perspectives of the texts they read. 

2. Individual and Society 
Relationship between individuals and society has been part of the debate across many humanities and social sciences disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, philosophy and sociology. This course focuses on the issue of individual and society in the light of individual and social identity formation, gender, science, technology and ethics, individuality and religion, and natural environment. The course will examine ideas from diverse writers of Asian, western and/or Islamic backgrounds, where students will have an opportunity to address contemporary issues that have an impact on their lives. 
3. Identifying Civil Society
Identifying civil society, exploring its roots in history, literature, religion and society is a need that has been felt more in the late twentieth and the twenty first centuries than at any other time in human history. This need to identify, establish, and root civil society in every modern state is being met by scholars, politicians,Professionals, citizens, as well as students. Through enrolling in this course, students will get an opportunity to examine the concepts of civil society, the alternatives to it, and the value humanity sees in it. Some of the questions that will be addressed are: What is civil society? How has the concept of civil society evolved in recent human history? Is respect for universal human rights the foundation for civil society? 

4. Negotiating Human Nature
Most transactions in the market, at work, and at home are more or less based on our understanding of human nature. Directly or indirectly we rationalize our decisions on the basis of human nature. This course therefore, allows the participants to explore the concept of human nature through reading texts gathered from diverse cultures, perspectives, and ideologies. There is no absolute agreement on what is human nature. However there is serious debate on human nature that involves philosophers, ideologues, artists, social scientists and theologians. It is therefore, necessary for people from different backgrounds to come to a negotiated agreement on what constitutes human nature. This course allows the participants to become part of that negotiation on human nature.

5. Seeking Social Justice

This course introduces diverse ideas of justice and examines how these ideas on justice guide societies and communities. By examining these conceptions and comparing them with the ideas presented in the texts and in discussions in media, at home, and in classroom, the participants will have the opportunity to see patterns of justice and injustice that guide and order communal life. A critical examination of social justice by each and every citizen remains the only possibility for achieving it in any society. The course promotes the development of a keen sense of social justice and recognizes the need for responsible citizenry for better world for all of us. 

6. Tradition and Change
All societies and cultures, as well as individuals, are in a process of change. We are always evolving, always becoming new and reacting into the future. Our ideas and our imaginations encourage us to assess our present situation and what our future might be. The knowledge, way of life and cultural habits, and experiences of the past become a tradition that is handed on to us. With tradition, we shape the present, and finally the future. In this course, the dynamics of tradition and change will be examined through the six themes: 

(1) The creation of traditions,
(2) religious innovation, 
(3) tradition as nostalgia, 
(4) urban traditions, 
(5) tradition vs. modernity, and 
(6) globalization and traditions. 

Understanding the role and place of tradition in daily life will enable us to be rooted in our culture without becoming trapped and locked into it.

7. Rhythm and Movement
The rhythm and Movement course will explore the great influence music has had on shaping human society and history. The main purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to dance and music as important disciplines within the humanities and to debate basic ideas related to the art's aesthetics. All the materials presented in this course are selected from different cultures and civilizations (Europe, America, Russia, some Muslim countries, and India, among others) that gave had direct or indirect links to the history and contemporary life of Central Asia. This course will allow the participants to freely question existing musical forms, groups, and ensembles and to challenge the ruling cultural, traditional and political attitudes concerning issues of professional or local musical performance, self expression, and the responsibilities of musicians to society. 
Also read the concept of HCF.

8. Art as Appreciation
Most people appreciate art and/or critique art but few people understand what that appreciation or critique means. This course offers an opportunity to appreciate and understand art through a discussion on the various aesthetics propounded by artists, critics, philosophers and writers. At various times art has been defined as something sacred, beautiful, intuitive, political or experiential. We will address each of these definitions. Participants in this class will present and defend their own views on visual arts. They will get an opportunity to visit an art gallery, talk to local artists and watch films on famous artists. The aim of this course, therefore, is not about gaining knowledge of art history but simply of understanding the various responses to it and the relative benefits of that understanding.

To reach the broadest spectrum of learners possible, UCA will offer a range of internationally recognized academic programmes

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