1 Menoufiya University, Faculty of Medicine (EGYPT)
2 Broadcast & TV Union (EGYPT)
3 Ministry of Health (EGYPT)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN11 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 4964-4971
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Globalization, new technologies and demographic developments constitute an enormous challenge; one of the answers to this problem is the access to lifelong learning. Major responsibility of schools entering this new era of globalization is to prepare students for the new challenges that are rapidly changing our society.
One of the greatest challenges currently facing our youth is finding meaningful employment. The ability to speak a foreign language and computer literacy are currently two of the most common criteria required from people wishing to enter the workforce in Egypt (and globally).
Technology enhanced learning (TEL) has the goal to provide socio-technical innovations (also improving efficiency and cost effectiveness) for e-learning practices, regarding individuals and organizations, independent of time, place and pace.
The eLearning initiative of Egypt seeks to mobilize the educational and cultural communities, as well as the economic and social players in Middle East, in order to speed up changes in the education and training systems for Middle East's move to a knowledge-based society. Egypt has adopted the "eLearning" initiative to adapt the Middle East's education and training systems to the knowledge economy and digital culture. The objective of becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy in the Arab world. ELearning is designed to enable Arab to catch up by intensifying its efforts. It implements and extends into education and training the eEgypt action plan, including in particular the guidelines for employment.
Information and communication technologies (ICT), properly used, contribute to the quality of education and training and to Egypt’s move to a knowledge-based society.
Egyptian ELearning University (EELU) is a private non-profit University established on 2008 to provide distance education through 24-hour online learning with a vision to be a leading university providing e-learning nationally, regionally, and internationally. EELU gives educational opportunity to learners who cannot attend a campus university. EELU plans to cover all the governorates in Egypt, Arab world and other countries.
The e-learning system not only provides learning objectives, but also evaluates the progress of the student and credit can be earned toward higher learning institutions.
E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. It is the use of technology to enable students to learn effectively at their pace anytime, anywhere using the power of animation, videos and many more. It comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. It is naturally suited to distance learning and flexible learning, but can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term Blended learning is commonly used. Blended Learning refers to a mixing of different learning environments. Blended learning gives learners and teachers a potential environment to learn and teach more effectively.
Fostering, e-learning, Egypt, Arab World, Egyptian e-learning University.