Results of the institutional ic tworkshops and consequences for the sector ict master plan

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  • National ICT policy: ICT4AD HE ICT sector policy definition: By the MoE By institutions jointly By a professional independent body What to define where? Combine levels? In what sequence? Do not keep to sequence too rigid!
  • Results of the institutional ic tworkshops and consequences for the sector ict master plan

    1. 1. Results of the institutional ICTworkshops and consequences for the sector ICT Master Plan author: Eric Kluijfhout, eric.kluijfhout@gmail.com   This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA.  
    2. 2. Results of the institutional ICTworkshops and consequences for the sector ICT Master Plan Dr Eric Kluijfhout Towards an ICT Strategy for the Ethiopian Higher Education Sector Addis Ababa, 24-25 November 2009 Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    3. 5. ICT plans: institutional- and sector-level National social and economic policy ICT policy HE policy inform guide ICT P olicy Plan ICT Master Plan Project plan Project plan Project plan HE Institution ICT for Higher Education Sector Strategy inform inform guide guide
    4. 6. Institutional workshops <ul><li>Aim: Train staff to develop their own Institutional ICT Policy- and Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Method: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use exisiting (strategy) documents where possible: internal and external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures + assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes at the end of the workshop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outline for Policy Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan how to compile ICT Policy Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic aims for ICT Master Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major threats to implementation identified </li></ul></ul>
    5. 7. Workshop outcomes: similarities <ul><li>All seven institutions are at about the same overall ICT development stage – Early Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on technical infrastructure , and less on knowledge development and ICT governance </li></ul><ul><li>Very high ICT ambitions </li></ul><ul><li>Not always backed up by ‘past performance’ </li></ul><ul><li>Top-3 challenges for effective and efficient ICT implementation </li></ul>
    6. 8. Differences between universities <ul><li>Quantity and quality of ICT staff </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with (first) implementation of administrative systems </li></ul><ul><li>Extent to which ICT was actively part of the BPR process </li></ul>
    7. 10. ICT Policy for HE-sector <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in ICT for HE world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art in Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>Needs and possible strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation issues </li></ul>
    8. 11. What’s next? <ul><li>Prioritise sector-level ICT issues (today) </li></ul><ul><li>Propose a sector-level organisational model for implementation (tomorrow) </li></ul><ul><li>Finalise Policy document: add priorities (Thursday) </li></ul><ul><li>Draft sector-level Master Plan v. 0.1 (Thursday + Friday) </li></ul><ul><li>................ </li></ul>
    9. 12. My personal favourites for sector-level cooperation <ul><li>Expert community on campus networking </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate viable open source options </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic ICT strategy planning for new universities </li></ul><ul><li>Share best practices in Technology Enhanced Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Repository of Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Seed money for inter-university ICT projects </li></ul>
    10. 13. Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    11. 14. ICT development stages Awareness/Adoption Expansion Consolidation Integration Innovation present II III IV V  costs time I
    12. 15. The five major aspects of ICT Three infrastructure pillars Applications Work processes Technical infrastructure Knowledge infrastructure Governance infrastructure ICT infrastructure platform HRM mail SIS LIS FIS ICT Applications platform
    13. 16. The five major aspects of ICT Three infrastructure pillars Applications Work processes Technical infrastructure Knowledge infrastructure Governance infrastructure ICT infrastructure platform HRM mail SIS LIS FIS ICT Applications platform
    14. 17. Technical infrastructure Knowledge infrastructure Organizational infrastructure ICT infrastructure platform
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    16. 19. ICT development stages Awareness/Adoption Expansion Consolidation Integration Innovation II III IV V  costs time I
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    18. 21. The five major aspects of ICT  Technical infrastructure Knowledge infrastructure Governance infrastructure ICT infrastructure platform HRM mail SIS LIS FIS ICT Applications platform

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