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Mite Nroc Beebe Aeqa


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Mite Nroc Beebe Aeqa

  1. 1. Welcome to Afghan eQuality Alliances … Digital libraries Effective learning ANGel Center for teaching & learning Strengthened Academic disciplines Standards of excellence eQuality Equal access to quality education and e-educational resources… Capacity to build Public policy and administration
  2. 2. Global Development Alliances in Higher Education: the Afghanistan Case MITE/NROC Maria A. Beebe WSU, International Research & Development 1-2 March 2010
  3. 3. Equal access to quality education and e-educational materials <ul><li>Kabul University </li></ul><ul><li>Kabul Polytechnic </li></ul><ul><li>Kabul Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Nangarhar </li></ul><ul><li>Balkh </li></ul><ul><li>Herat </li></ul><ul><li>14 provincial (?) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Socio-political factors <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity and language </li></ul><ul><li>Power struggles </li></ul><ul><li>Human development indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Higher education </li></ul>
  5. 9. Alliance factors <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple roles </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and the use of IT </li></ul>
  6. 10. Key strategies: alliances and IT <ul><li>University of Arizona </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of the integrated digital library platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of library science courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private sector providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebsco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Springerlink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Key strategies: alliances and IT <ul><li>University of Western Cape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of the course management system: ANGeL for Afghans NextGeneration effective/eLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Washington State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of a certificate in eLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Localization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NATO//University of Groningen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>link up to NATO bandwidth </li></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Key strategies: alliances and IT <ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TU Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colgate University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Maryland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Western Cape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hartford </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Policy and Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IIPA, TISS, TERI from India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tokyo University from Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul></ul>
  9. 13. Integrated Digital Library
  10. 14. Course management software
  11. 15. If you go to discussion forum, select the forum, click
  12. 16. Alliance outcomes <ul><li>Students – use of IT, internships </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers – use of IT, English, and use of IT for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers going for masters scholarships in the US, South Africa, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Executive masters in public policy and administration </li></ul>
  13. 17. Fathers learning course management systems, with sons helping to navigate computers
  14. 18. Challenges for national educational development <ul><li>3 years – not enough time </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained conversation is not happening </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Interlocutors </li></ul><ul><li>National policies remain in flux </li></ul>
  15. 19. Implications for educational policy <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Credit system </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability in a fractured state </li></ul>
  16. 20. More choices, for girls too!