The Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Cairo University, in cooperation with the Egyptian University for e-Learning, organized a workshop about "The Future of e-Learning in Egypt" and the role of information technology in improving university and pre-university education.
The goal of the workshop is to create a mechanism for consensus among interested parties concerned with the issue of e-learning. It aims to provide a forum for discussion and presentation of the different models used to provide e-learning services through the institutions of higher education and pre-university, with an indication of the role of IT organizations, as well as colleges of computers and information in this field.
A group of specialists and experts in the Egyptian universities and centers and information technology companies took part in the workshop. Mr. Yasser Kazem, Director of the e-Learning Competence Centre (ELCC) was invited as a representative of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). In his presentation he discussed ELCC's mandate of diffusing innovation, developing , designing and delivering state-of-the art e-learning programs.
The workshop included three sessions throughout the day to study the current status of e-learning in terms of the means used and the technological infrastructure. In addition it tackled the role of companies and centers of information technology in the provision of technologies to keep pace with the quality standards within the concepts of e-learning, and the role of e-learning in Egypt in the near future.
The workshop took place at the Cairo University Conference Hall on Monday 4th of July, 2011.