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Ict Policy Planning Ethiopia 240208


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How to devise a sectoral ICT policy plan for HE

How to devise a sectoral ICT policy plan for HE

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  • 1. Models for ICT Policy Planning and Implementation in Higher Education Dr Eric Kluijfhout Conference on National ICT Policy for Higher Education in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 26-27 February 2008 Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2. Outline • ICT at three levels – Work processes in HEIs – ICT applications in HEIs – Technical infrastructure • Review of existing IP Plans for HE • Some examples of national IPP approaches • Dimensions in IP planning & implementation
  • 3. Processes, applications and technical infrastructure Accounting Student Services lecturer HRM student Library Facility management Processes student student Wireless LAN Applications/ Software services Technical infrastructure Internet
  • 4. A process view of a university institutional inputs/re- outputs effects processes sources students employees graduates staff entrepre- new neurs funds knowledge economic facilities University Community developm. information services …………
  • 5. institutional resources outputs processes strategic management students tactical management staff core process: teaching/learning & research graduates funds support processes new facilities knowledge student HRM accoun- services ting information facilit. Library manag. services
  • 6. ICT applications in support of: •Find content Statistics Office automation: Library Stores Ledger General system Positions Admissions MIS Communication: •Create content Publish café Internet & Ordering share Registration QA system Inventory Staff records •Mail processing •WordPayable Distribute content research outcomes Maintenance Acc. Allowances Student Records Document CD-ROMs •Communicate Virtual Allowances E-journals Timetabling WorkReceivable Acc. scheduling management Spreadsheet Chat strategic management •Cooperate communities Salaries HRM system Certificates ………………. •Voice o I •………….. tactical management Drill & practice Domain-specific ………………. ……………... •Simulations research tasks www •VLE …………… core process: •………….. •…………… teaching/learning & research support processes student HRM accoun- services ting facilit. Library manag. services
  • 7. Technical infrastructure ISP-1 Internet router modem router Home MoE router University 2 router Internet cafe router University 1
  • 8. Review of existing IPPs • 12 national IPPs for HE • Looked at major priorities/objectives • Beware: – Not all the same level of detail – Sometimes objectives overlap • Common topics:  – Technical (data communication) infrastructure – Strategic application areas/systems & services – Digital content – Organizational & regulatory framework – Knowledge infrastructure/ICT capacity building
  • 9. Some examples of IPPs for HE • New Zealand • Australia • UK • Netherlands
  • 10. New Zealand • ‘ICT Strategic Framework for Education 2006-2007’ • By the MoE • 10-page high-level policy document identifying national priority areas and their implementation schedule  • Covering the whole educational sector • Implementation largely through the MoE
  • 11. Australia • ‘Learning for the knowledge society’ • By the Australian National Training Authority • 95-page glossy  • Covering the whole educational sector • Implementation on the basis of various underlying documents by councils, advisory groups, etc. through programmes and projects for the different sub-sectors 
  • 12. UK • ‘JISC Strategy 2007-2009’ • By non-governmental organization (the Joint Information Systems Committee) • 35-page report  • Covering Higher Education & Research • Implementation through direct investments (network infrastructure), cooperation, promotion, and innovation tenders (ICT services)
  • 13. Netherlands • ‘SURF Strategic Plan 2007-2010’ • By HEIs membership organization • 27-page glossy with priority areas  • Implementation on the basis of annual plans through direct investments (network), software services development, promotion, and innovation tenders
  • 14. Some dimensions in IPP definition • Organise responsibilities & ownership: – Policy development – Policy approval – Policy implementation – Financing • Topics/joint activities: – Technical (data communication) infrastructure – Application areas/systems – Digital content – Organizational & regulatory framework – Knowledge infrastructure/ICT capacity building • Demarcation between: – National level – Institutional level • Time frame: – Policy: 3-10 years? – Implementation plans: (bi) annual?
  • 15. Thank you
  • 16. Models for ICT Policy Planning and Implementation in Higher Education author: Eric Kluijfhout, Commissioned by: Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26-02-2008