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Ict Policy Planning Ethiopia 240208


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How to devise a sectoral ICT policy plan for HE

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Ict Policy Planning Ethiopia 240208

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Technical infrastructure ISP-1 Internet router modem router Home MoE router University 2 router Internet cafe router University 1
  8. 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. 9. Some examples of IPPs for HE • New Zealand • Australia • UK • Netherlands
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Thank you
  16. 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