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The Future of E-Training Technologies at Al-Quds Open University

  1. 1. The Future of E-Training Technologies at Al-Quds Open University 13 th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training Online Educa Berlin Thursday, November 29 , 2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>Established in Palestine in 1991, following the open educational system. </li></ul><ul><li>QOU is the largest academic institution in Palestine with approximately 70,000 students distributed over 6 Academic programs. </li></ul><ul><li>QOU Students constitute about 40% of all Palestinian university students. </li></ul><ul><li>QOU is Geographically distributed all over Palestine with at least one learning center in every district…with total of 22 study centers. </li></ul><ul><li>International branches (Saudi Arabia, UAE ) for Palestinian expatriate community </li></ul><ul><li>Use of mixed–media courseware (text book, video, audio, TV,…etc) </li></ul>QOU in Brief
  3. 3. <ul><li>QOU adopts a strategic mission to include new technologies in order to implement E-learning . </li></ul><ul><li>The university aspires to approach the virtual university status. </li></ul><ul><li>Effortlessly, students and staff are being motivated to keep pace with the latest innovations in the technology fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving into different tracks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avicenna Virtual Campus Project (EUMEDIS Project). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Academic Portal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Production </li></ul></ul>E-learning@ QOU
  4. 4. Avicenna Virtual Campus Project <ul><li>Avicenna Virtual Campus (80 % EU funded) is an ambitious project that aims at creating new community of universities sharing best practices and pedagogical innovation through a network of E-learning centers across the Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>15 countries involved, including Palestine which is represented by AL-Quds Open University (QOU) </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate the adoption and best use of ICT-assisted Open Distance Learning (ODL) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Information : </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training @QOU <ul><li>The Training and Development Department (TDD) in ICTC was established to Provide Professional training Services for QOU Staff, Students and Local Community . </li></ul>
  6. 6. TDD & Partners <ul><li>Microsoft IT Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle IT Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Sun Academic initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Certiport Authorized Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC 3 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Certified Associate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authorized PROMETRIC Testing Center </li></ul><ul><li>ETS Authorized TOEFL IBT Center </li></ul>
  7. 7. E- Training Objectives <ul><li>Offering various types of online training programs to QOU Staff, Student and local community. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering web-based training in the field of information technology, desktop, business and professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering online services to identify training programs, register, negotiate, process and confirm sales of training services. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote our training services better and be more cost effective in order to remain competitive in the globalize trading environment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. E- Training Benefits … (1) <ul><li>Benefits for Trainees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide trainees with the latest information on training programs conducted by numerous training providers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be able to process registration of training programs submitted by the Trainees online. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>As A Marketing Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be able to publish our corporate profile, training facilities, trainers' profiles, course outlines, course schedules, cost prices, and training venues in the portal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be able to provide dynamic event calendar services to publish special events, promotions, campaigns, etc. </li></ul></ul>E- Training Benefits … (2)
  10. 10. E- Training Benefits … (3) <ul><li>Market Classified Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector and any commercial company will be able to publish advertisements on special events and promotions in certain common areas provided in the E- Training portal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. E- Training Benefits … (4) <ul><li>Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>provides an online searchable database for seekers and recruiters to match their needs and fill jobs in certain common areas provided in the E-Training portal </li></ul><ul><li>Job seekers can use this service free of charge to create and maintain their CV’s ( curriculum vitae ) , apply for jobs and keep up - to - date with current developments </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters can search CV’s, advertise new jobs and find suitable candidates. </li></ul>
  12. 12. E- Training Portal ( Maharat) <ul><li>Core functionality: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to e-Training Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course Usage tracking and scoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital certificate of completion upon scoring 80% or more in course assessments. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital certificate authenticity verification capability. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. E- Training Portal ( Maharat) <ul><li>(E-Training Portal) will have four (4) core areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User (Trainee) Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administration Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Provider’s Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Provider’s Area </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. E- Training Portal ( Maharat) <ul><li>User Area : the Interface that interacts and deals with end users’ activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit Profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change Password </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse catalog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search Course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View Training Plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launch Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View Score Report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. E- Training Portal ( Maharat) <ul><li>Administration Area: need administrator role to use this finicalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add New User </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit User Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable/Disable user accounts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change user password. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delete User </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator Reports </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Training Provider’s Area …(1) <ul><li>Sun Academics initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>(Sun Web Learning Center ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As SAI Member we are able to deliver web based training on Sun technologies  to our faculty, staff and students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 130 online courses are currently available free of charge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to discount vouchers for Sun certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free practice exams for Sun certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>https:// / ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Training Provider’s Area …(2) <ul><li>Microsoft IT Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited access to up to 250 award-winning Microsoft E-Learning courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-learning provides students with more hands-on practice through a multimedia learning experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https:// / ) </li></ul></ul>