Narimane Hadj-Hamou, International Trends and Perspectives

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Narimane Hadj-Hamou, International Trends and Perspectives

  1. 1. Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou Assistant Chancellor for Academic Development. HBMEU, Dubai President of the Middle East e-Learning Association The 6th EDEN Workshop: User Generated Content Assessment –Enhancing Transparency and Quality 24th - 27th of October, 2010 Budapest, Hungary
  2. 2.  Population growth  Need for equity and accessibility  Limited financial support  Lack of planning and strategies for education at all levels  Weak link between education and labor markets  Knowledge gap  Globalization & internationalization  Lack of ICT integration and use of new forms of education  Teaching as oppose to research based universities  Intellectual migration
  3. 3. Lack of recognition by policy makers Social resistance Skills and competencies / changing mindsets ICT maturity level disparities Paradigm Shift/ reengineering of educational system Quality Assurance
  4. 4.  Only 0.6% of the population uses the Internet,  Only 1.2% have personal computers.
  5. 5.  The League of Arab States issued a Draft Declaration of Principles in 2003 endorsing e-learning as a tool that can help eliminate illiteracy, achieve universal primary education, and help improve both the training of teachers and the delivery of lifelong education for honing professional skills.  As a result new initiatives and projects of strategic importance were launched such as:
  6. 6. Government Efforts  Emergence of e-Governments  Development of ICT Strategies  Policies and standards development for online education  Funds allocation Higher Education  Emergence of virtual and open universities  Integration of ICT in traditional programs  Conferences and seminars  Research in online education Corporate Training
  7. 7. E-LEARING REDEFINING TOMORROW’S EDUCATION: An Arab Experience
  8. 8. HBMeU - Vision & Mission Mission To provide high quality programs using virtual learning environment, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, addressing critical activities of economic development in the Arab World by pioneering in e-learning, providing unique learners experience and growing knowledge and its dissemination through excellence in research and knowledge transfer. 10 Vision To be the university of choice in the Arab World in shaping the future of education and learning through innovative solutions.
  9. 9. HBMeU Mission Emphasizing Lifelong Learning Providing High Quality Programs Supporting Economic Development Pioneering in e- Learning Providing Unique Learners Experience Encouraging Scientific Research Leading in Knowledge Transfer & Dissemination 11
  10. 10. 12 E-TQM Institute School of e- Health & Environmental Sciences e-school of Business & Quality Management School of e-Education Advisory Board Advisory Board Advisory Board Advisory Board HBMeU Schools
  11. 11. The Middle East e-Learning Association (MEEA) is a regional independent, non- political, non-profit association established for the purpose of providing innovative open educational practices and promoting quality, innovation and transparency in higher and continuing education; and , to develop policies, procedures, and practices with respect to the design, development, and implementation of e- learning curricula.
  12. 12.  Vision To Grow the understanding, practice and knowledge transfer of e-Learning in the MENA Region.  Mission To create a seamless approach through collaborative means for the sharing of best practice applications in e-learning and to support the membership group with their quest for developing, enhancing and impacting with e-learning.
  13. 13.  Networking and Information Sharing  Encourage and expand interaction and collaboration among members of the associations  Establish relationships and partnerships with e-Learning Associations, and educational institutions from other parts of the world  e-Learning Awareness  Raise awareness on e-learning related topics through organizing regional road shows, conferences, issuing publications, etc  Policy Development and Quality Assurance  Establish a regional quality assurance framework for the technology enhanced learning implementation in secondary and higher education as well as corporate training.  Develop policies around the use of technology in education and corporate training that would serve the region.  Support Provision  Provide ongoing support to institutions aspiring at implementing e-learning through the provision of guidelines, advises, best practices, access to experts, etc
  14. 14.  Encourage the Establishment of Special Interest Groups  Encourage the establishment of special interest groups.  Develop protocols to support the operation and communication of such groups  Commission Research as Appropriate  Identify the association’s research priorities and establish mechanisms for the promotion and selection of research projects.  Conduct collaborative research and development work in all different aspects of e- learning.  Provide Structured Professional Development Opportunities  Conduct regular training assessment needs for the region in relation to e-learning.  Establish professional and educational programs in the field of e-learning which respond to the need of the region.  Establish awards to recognize excellence in various practices of e-learning  Develop regional awards to recognize excellence in the design, delivery and evaluation of e-learning.
  15. 15. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The International E-Learning Association (IELA) International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) European Distance Education Network (EDEN) Commonwealth of Learning (COL) International Honorary Members European Learning Industry GroupUnited States Distance Learning Association Swiss Center of Innovations in Learning Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
  16. 16.  To promote and position MEEA as a catalyst for growing the understanding, practice and knowledge transfer of e-Learning in the MENA Region.  To develop and continuously grow a comprehensive portfolio of services that is relevant and which responds to the need of the MEEA members.  To continuously promote quality in distance, flexible and ICT-based education. To contribute to the development of new e-learning policies, strategies, pedagogies, methodologies and technologies for the region.  To encourage the exchange and transfer of information, ideas, ‘know-how’ and best practices in e-learning.  To increase the number of members of MEEA and ensure the continuous fostering of cooperation between all members.

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