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Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC Conference OCTOBER 2007

E-LEARNING IN THE REGION

OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Dr. Khaled Toukan

Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM

Education is central to real economic and social development

Allstrategic priorities that will be adopted and the

policy options and actions that will be implemented to

promote the transformation of education

must address

the broader development objectives of access,

equity, inclusion, empowerment

and sustainable change through

the provision of relevant and high quality

educational programs and services for all students


Mit linc conference october 2007 e learning in the region overview of jordan s initiatives

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM IN BASIC

AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

BASED ON POLICY REVIEW, ANALYSIS,

OPTIONS, CHOICES, STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS

for

Curriculum Design and Development

Learning Resources Development and Acquisition

Teacher Training and Professional Development

Student Assessment Practices

ICT for Learning and Teaching

Early Childhood Education

Changes in Governance and Institutional Development

Human and Financial Resource Planning and Allocation

Investments in School Planning, Building and Equipment


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Planning the Type and Pace of Change

Systemic Change

TRANSFORMATION

Change by Explosion

REVOLUTION

Incremental change

DIFFUSION

  • Risk Factors:

  • Top- down

  • Rapid directive framework

  • Sustainability is an issue

  • Risk Factors:

  • Slow

  • Often lacking direction

  • Risk Factors:

  • Need to work at different

  • levels at once

  • Labor & time intensive

Education reform in Jordan is adopting the transformational path for change


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVESTHE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM IN BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

The Transformational Approach

Outcomes driven

Learning and process oriented

Long term

Changes root causes of dysfunction or inefficiency

Reflected in institutional change in the culture of learning

Sustainable


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM IN BASIC AND

SECONDARY EDUCATION

The Reform Initiatives


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM IN BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

EDUCATION REFORM FOR KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY PROGRAM 2003-2007

ERfKE I is a ambitious and complex five-year multi-funder and multi-donor program of reform in governance and administration, institutional development, transformation of programs and practices, school construction and renovation, and early childhood education. Central to the reform is the desire to provide learning opportunities for students that promote the development of essential skills and competencies that are required for successful further study and work in the information society and knowledge economy.


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVESEDUCATION REFORM FOR KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY PROGRAM

COMPONENT 1

National Strategy and Public Relations Campaign

Organizational Change

Education Decision Support System

Monitoring and Evaluation

Institutional Arrangements

COMPONENT 2

Curriculum Renewal

Teacher Training

Student Assessment

Resources for Learning

COMPONENT 3

Renovation of Existing Schools

Building of New Schools

Computer Labs and Science Labs

Kindergarten Classrooms

COMPONENT 4

KG Curriculum, Licensing and

ECE Teacher Training

Kindergartens for the Poor

Public Awareness and Understanding

ACCESS

EQUITY

QUALITY

Appropriateness

of the Substance

of Implementation

Effectiveness

of the Process

of Implementation

PLANNING

COORDINATION

LEADERSHIP


Education reform for knowledge economy program

EDUCATION REFORM FOR KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY PROGRAM

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

COMPONENT 2

Curriculum Renewal

Student outcomes oriented learning materials and

supplementary resources that will be progressively

moved from a text-based to a e-content based focus

for student learning and achievement

Teacher Training

Training on the new curriculum, new methodologies and strategies,

use of ICT as a tool for learning and new ways of facilitating, supporting and

assessing learning will provide the basis for improved student success

Student Assessment

National assessments based on indicators and benchmarks which are linked

to student outcomes, performance based student assessment, and a greater

variety of classroom assessment approaches will support the quality of

assessment and focus attention on learning for learning

Resources for Learning

A blended approach will be adopted to move from a singular focus on

text material to a combination with digitized content and e-learning

modules for core, supplemental and enrichment purposes


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM IN BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

THE JORDAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE

The JEI is built upon a public-private partnership model for educational change and was established at the World Economic Forum in 2003. It has developed and piloted e-content curriculum in over 100 schools in Amman (the Discovery Schools), and has explored ICT-based initiatives in Life-long Learning and ICT entrepreneurship and industry development. The success of the JEI has been translated into similar projects in Palestine, Egypt, Rajasthan (India) and the Global Education Initiative


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE JORDAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Status of e-Content Development and Deployment

First Semester 2007

SUBJECT NO. OF GRADES STATUS

ARABIC1-12 (12) ROLLOUT 1-6, PILOT 7-12

EFL7-12 (6) ROLLOUT 7-10, PILOT 11-12

ICT1-10 (10) ROLLOUT 1-10

SCIENCE1-12 (12) ROLLOUT 1-8, PRE-PILOT 9-12

MATH 1---12 (12) ROLLOUT 1-12

TARGET: E-MODULES FOR 52 GRADES

PROGRESS: ROLLOUT IN 40 GRADES (77%)


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE JORDAN EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Teacher Training Requirements for First Semester 2007

SubjectRollout Grades Total Number of ICDL %Took Subject Need Subject

Teachers/Grades Certified Specific Training Specific Training

Math roll out 4-12442 353 80 383 59

roll out 1-3270 183 68 235 35

Science roll out 4-8493 378 77 70 423

roll out 1-3 70 200

Arabic roll out 4-6587 351 60 198 389

roll out 1-3 53 217

EFL roll out 7-10472 329 70 240 232

ICT roll out 4-10213 164 77 33 180

rollout 1-3 191 79

Total 2477 175872 1473 1814


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

ICT in Education

Accomplishments to date

  • Eduwave as a learning portal has been established by a local software company and students teachers and supervisors can access their learning materials through Eduwave.

  • All MoE schools have been supplied with at least 90 % of their required ICT equipment and other essential infrastructure( electricity, network, air-conditionsetc.).

  • Schools Internet and intranet networks have been established by local company

    (Jordan Telecom, now Orange). Connected schools: ADSL schools : 2145, L.L schools: 157.

  • MoE has built its own data center (Hashem II) and JT has committed to manage the data center and ensure its operations, security, supportetc.

  • MoE is working in coordination with MOICT to connect schools and other MoE sites with National Broadband Network( NBN) through Fiber optic media (100mbps). Currently over 200 MoE sites are currently connected by NBN in Module 1 in Amman.


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

ICT in Education

Accomplishments to date

  • Various technology models were implemented at some of MoE schools: Computers on Wheels, Thin Client, Multipurpose Rooms etc.

  • MoE has signed a maintenance contract with local firm to support all schools with maintenance, support, spare partsetc.

  • JEI implemented a Discovery School model in 100 MoE schools; laptops and projectors have been distributed to Math and Science teachers and JEI supported the computerization of the c-content materials with the Curriculum and Textbooks Directorate and the local companies, and delivered many training sessions and workshops for teachers with the Directorate of Training in order to increase their capabilities in the use of ICT to support student learning


Mit linc conference october 2007

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM

The Goals, Parameters and Challenges

in the Implementation of ICT

as a Tool for Learning in Basic

and Secondary Education


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Key Questions

How can ICT be effectively integrated into the school curriculum?

How can ICT contribute to the creation of teachers networks,

associations, and communities of practice?

How can ICT be used as alternative education service delivery systems

in rural and remote areas?

What are the critical constraints- financial and otherwise-

for the use of ICT in schools?


Ict in education

ICT in Education

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Key goals for the progressive infusion of ICT as a tool for learning

  • Qualified teachers and supervisors in effective use of ICT

  • Proper understanding of role of ICT to support and enhance both teaching and learning quality

  • Enhance teaching and learning with latest technologies and models that increase students capacities to learn

  • All schools get their fair share of resources

  • All E-learning materials digitized, installed and ready to access.

  • Well managed E-learning platform that acts as an e-learning portal

  • All schools connected into one network which will facilitate management, monitoring and support

  • Students, teachers and supervisors will access E-learning materials with high speed and ease

  • Healthy environment for ICT equipment by ensuring an up to date maintenance plan, technical support system and an operational helpdesk


Ict key factors

ICT Key Factors

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

ICT in Education

The Digital Access Indicators of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) measures the overall ability of individuals to access and use ICT and the following criteria are the five ICT key factors

Usage

Infrastructure

Affordability

Quality

Knowledge


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Strategic Directions for ICT

AS AN ENABLER FOR LEARNING

Coherent National ICT Framework Encompassing ICT Strategy and Policies

Architecture framework that clearly identifies and maps connections and linkages

Determine the effect and impact of all investments, including total cost of ownership, on learning

Driven by clear policy decisions and directions to guide the implementation process, such as

ICT in Education Policy

E-content Development and Use Policy

Appropriate Use Policy

Build institutional capacity in the use and mastery of ICT for all functions

Develop core learning content and supplemental enrichment resources, reference materials, teacher manuals and guides


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Potential of ICT a Solution for Improving

the Effectiveness and Quality of Learning

  • Planning for effective use of ICT in education necessitates an understanding of the potential of technologies to meet different educational objectives and, consequently, to decide which of these objectives will be pursued . This decision influences the choice of technologies and the modalities of use.

  • Expanding Educational Opportunities

  • Increasing Efficiency in Learning

  • Expanding Quality of Learning

  • 4. Enriching Quality of Teaching

From Potential to Effectiveness

If ICT possesses all this remarkable potential, why have we not experienced such drastic effects? If technologies are the solution they are claimed to be, then what or where is the problem?

The potential of ICT to support learning is not realized automatically

The problem is not strictly technological; it is educational and contextual; constraints must be alleviated and conditions for success met . Experience points to eight parameters necessary for potential of ICT to be realized in enhancing quality education


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8 Parameters that are required for

potential of ICT to be planned,

realized and assessed

Educational Policy

Technology is the instrument

Content Ware

Curriculum-based

Infrastructure

Appropriate,

Cost-Effective

and Sustainable

Effective Approach

Champion,

Planning,

Commitment

and Appropriate Scale

Committed and Trained

Personnel

Financial Resources

Piloting

Multifaceted Process

Integration

Introduction into

Educational System


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

From Pilots to System-wide Implementation

MEASURES THAT SUPPORT SUCCESS........

Start small but think big

A holistic and complete approach

Approaches that are widely networked

Approaches that are well integrated in the system

Initiatives that have the potential to develop into

  • a movement

  • Initiatives that enjoy leadership (s) over a span of time with a high level of commitment and the ability to motivate and mobilize

  • Initiatives that manifest continuity of focus (by agencies & governments), and enjoy sufficient funding over time, and have strong community involvement, participation, empowerment

  • and demand for quality


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Challenges>>>>>>>>>>>>

For the Ministry of Education in the implementation of ICT for learning and teaching..

Specific Questions to be answered

  • How can we afford enough multimedia-capable, internet-connected computers so that a classroom computer is always available for all students?

  • How can we afford enough multimedia computers and telecommunications connectivity to sustain new models of teaching and learning?

  • How can many educators who are disinterested or phobic about computers and communications be induced to adopt new technology-based models of teaching and learning?

  • How do we prove to the public that new technology-based models of teaching and learning are better than current instructional approaches?

  • How can educational technology increase equity rather than widen current gaps between haves and have-nots?

  • If we use technology well, what should we expect as typical student performance?


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Strategic Issues for the Ministry of EducationScalability Affordability Sustainability Integration Institutionalization Commitment to Change Organizational Structure Operational Processes Focus and Direction

MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

Challenges>>>>>>>>>>>>

For the Ministry of Education in the Implementation of ICT for learning and teaching..

Moving forwards requires rapid evidence from pilot initiatives that is soundly researched and readily available to provide the basis for full implementation of ICT at all levels of the system. The monitoring and evaluation of current approaches must yield clear information to guide future planning for the system.


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

ICT in Education

The Challenges that Remain

  • Teachers and supervisors are challenged in the transition from traditional teaching ways to advanced technology ways

  • Teachers and supervisors are overwhelmed with many training programs and workshops that adds more pressure and responsibilities

  • Long and often delayed process of tendering procedures

  • Limited utilization of some initiatives due to lack of scalability vision

  • Need for evaluation studies that assess the implemented technology models

  • ICT equipment life-long limitations that needs regular maintenance and upgrades


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

ICT in Education

Next Steps

  • Well defined plan for ICT deployment for all MoE schools to ensure equivalent competencies and covers all schools needs from the available ICT resources.

  • New connectivity approaches that ensures an excellent schools connection for greater access to E-learning by initiating new connectivity contract as well as more NBN progress.

  • Several evaluation and assessment studies of the current technology models, Eduwave as a learning platform, and the number of the required data centers around the country.

  • Central and unified helpdesk that support all schools with essential services and technical assistance.

  • Completion of the digitization of the E-learning materials.

  • Implementation of a new technology model that support ICT labs and meet financial constraints, e.g. ( Multi-purpose room project).


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MIT LINC CONFERENCE October 2007 E-LEARNING IN THE REGION: OVERVIEW OF JORDANS INITIATIVES

THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION REFORM

ICT

in Higher Education

In Jordan


Ict infrastructure accessibility

ICT Infrastructure & Accessibility

  • Momentum began in 2000: Higher Education Development Project, covering 8 public universities (20012007): basic ICT infrastructure established

  • PC labs created across campuses for student use: computers hooked to Internet

  • PCs in faculty members offices: Internet & e-mails

  • Establishment of ICT faculties or colleges: offering BS and MS programs in CIS, MIS, BIS, etc.

  • Establishment & Development of Websites


Ict literacy courses training

ICT Literacy: Courses & Training

  • Computer skills courses for all admitted students: required University and Faculty requirements

  • Training courses for new and existing faculty members and administrative staff: Internet, ICDL, Blackboard, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Computerized Exams: University requirements, core specialization courses

  • Basic forms of e-government

  • Experimental e-courses


E libraries

E-libraries

  • Digitalized services: cataloguing, search, loan, inter-library loan

  • E-books and reference material

  • E-library networks

  • Subscriptions to digitalized international research resources


Ict symposia forums

ICT Symposia & Forums

  • Workshops on individual campuses

  • Participation in ICT local, regional, and international workshops and conferences

  • Higher Education Development Forum, 11-12 February 2007: A strong ICT Session

  • Some international cooperation links and programs


Higher education strategy 2007 2012

Higher Education Strategy 2007-2012

  • One whole Component (no. 4) on Technical and Technological Education

  • Goal 1: Revising study plans, programs and specializations in community colleges: gearing them toward technical education

  • Implementation Steps: Updating existing programs by adding practical and training components and stopping non-technical academic specializations

  • Goal 2: Expansion in technological education at bachelors level

  • Implementation Step: permitting holders of school certificate in applied streams to apply to parallel technological programs, increasing scholarships for students in technological programs, and boosting vocational culture via university requirements

  • Implementing parties: Al Balqa Applied University; Higher Education Council; Accreditation Commission; MOHE; Universities


Mit linc conference october 2007 overview of jordan s initiatives

MIT LINC Conference OCTOBER 2007 Overview of Jordans Initiatives

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