Higher education development strategy is the basic foundation that information technology systems in the Egyptian universities project depend on.

Project objectives:

The project aims to use information and communication technology to improve the educational process and to develop the performance of administrative and financial sectors and follow the academic affairs up at all levels, therefore, the project of information technology systems development in higher education has included a major focus of the elite human resources of faculty stuff, assistant teachers, lecturers and employees of educational institutions to use information Technology in their fields and to ensure the integration of other axes of development to achieve the desired goals of development.

The most important achievements

1-      Establish a central unit for the training in the Supreme Council of Universities.

2-      Construct and equip 22 information technology training center in the universities and provide them with the necessary equipment.

3-      Develop electronic infrastructure for training and online testing.

4-      241.193 trainee / course were trained through 12.362 training course.

Stages of the project:

Project’s stages include three phases each phase duration is six months, the training is done through these stages on the following route:

The main route:
Specialized in basic skills training and its target is all categories of trainees from faculty stuff, assistant teachers, lecturers and employees except trainers as they are familiar to these skills..considering that basic units learner can pass basic skills exams recognized internationally such as International Computer Driving License (ICDL).

The route’s basic units:

Hrs.

prerequisites

course

code

18

 

Typing

101

18

 

Concepts of IT

102

24

102

Using Computers and Managing Files

103

24

103,102

Word Processing

104

18

103,102

Spreadsheets

105

24

103,102

Presentations

106

12

105,103,102

Database

107

6

103,102

Information and Communication

108

168

105,103,102

Introduction to PC Maintenance and Protection

109

 

Advanced route:
Specialized in advanced skills training and use it in education and scientific research, These units target is university stuff, their assistants and trainers.

Hrs.

prerequisites

course

code

24

 

Using Technology in Classrooms

201

18

109-101

Web Publishing using Front Page

202

24

108-101

Web Authoring using Dream Weaver

203

18

108-101

Graphics-Adobe Photoshop

204

18

103,102

2D Animation-Macromedia Flash

205

24

103,102

(A+ Certification Core Hardware)

206

126

109,103,102

 

 

 

Specialist route:
Specialized in specialized skills training, these units target is trainers in order to provide the highest level of trainers for the training centers, to ensure its continuity after the project ends.

Hrs.

prerequisites

course

code

24

108,103,102

Programming+

Fundamentals

developing windows Applications using C

301

24

108,107,103,102

Relational Database Fundamentals Introduction to SOL

302

24

108,103,102

303.301,302

Web programming using ASP dot Net

303

18

105,103,102

Scientific Research Tools Statistical Analysis using SPSS

305

24

105,103,102+

Programming

Scientific Research Tools Introduction to Matlab

306

18

103,102

Project Management using Microsoft

 

 

Achievements:

1-      Construct a lab in the university with high efficiency contains 30 PC, Data Show and a Printer all connected to the University network.

2-      Raise trainers’ efficiency through specialized courses.

3-      Raise university staff & their assistants’ efficiency by using of modern technology and information systems.

4-      Raise university employees efficiency  to keep pace with the development in the administration system in the university.

5-      The following table shows detailed statistic of the training situation for staff & employees during the first & the second stages from March, 2006 to June 2007.

 

Subject

Typing

IT

Windows

Word

Excel

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary 2