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					          Collaborative Team e-Learning
                        for
      PEACE E-LEARNING VISION AND BEYOND
                          Dr. Fouad M. EL-Harazin, President
                   Gaza International Foundation for Peace on Earth;
                                           and
                               National Research Center
                                Tel/Fax: +970 8 282 4157
                               Mobile: +970 59 933 4413
                                     P. O. Box: 5340
                              Email:alaqsau@hotmail.com
                           Gaza Strip - Palestinian Authority



         Dr. Mohammad A. Mikki              Prof. Dr. Yousef M. Abu Day’yah, President
  Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Department, Faculty of Engineering                 National Research Center
       Islamic University of Gaza,            Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority
P.O. Box-108, Gaza, Palestinian Authority                   P.O. Box 5340
           Tel: +970-8-2823311                        Tel/Fax: +970-8-282 4157
           Fax: +970-8-2823310                       Mobile: +970-599- 493 760
     E- mail: mmikki@iugaza.edu.ps                E- mail: yabodaya@yahoo.com
 The Fourth Annual Conference of Learning
International Networks Consortium (LINC)

     Technology-Enabled Education:
       A Catalyst for Positive Change
              MIT LINC 2007
          October 28-30, 2007 -
    October 31 and November 1, 2007
           Amman and Dubai
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
         Cambridge, MA U.S.A.
Outline
       Paper Goal
       Gaza International Foundation for Peace on Earth
        (GIFPE)
       Five Projects:
        The Greater Middle East Collaborative Cross-Cultural e-
         Learning module
        Global University System/Palestine/Gaza Strip & West
         Bank
        $100 Laptop per Child computer/INK PC Computer
        The Palestinian Education Initiative
        The English Language Connection Module
       Conclusion
Paper Goal
   Describe five projects that aim to create a new era of peace e-
    Learning and hope in the Middle East

   These projects propose the building of bridges between e-
    Nations; Global Peace through Global University System,
    working with people-to-people

   These projects encourage to continue to pave the way for
    progress on the road to peace by developing methods to foster
    the social and political change needed to achieve true peace
    between all e-nations with their people, the people –to-people

   We can, and will construct a long lasting and durable peace e-
    Learning initiatives.
Introduction
   Education is one of the a crucial components
    of not only to create a nation but also to build
    a genuine, and sustainable Global Peace e-
    Learning Initiative
   With aid of new e-technology we have the
    opportunity today to create a better future by
    creating a space where all e- nations and
    young adults can learn about each other and
    build friendships
Gaza International Foundation
for Peace on Earth (GIFPE)
   The spreading of the culture of peace e-Learning
    and tolerance is one of the main objectives of
    GIFPE

   GIFPE will show Middle-Easterners and the
    international community that peace e-Learning can
    bring many benefits to the area.

   It can bring people together to discuss issues, and
    can offer lessons which enhance mutual
    understanding and respect.
The Greater Middle East
Collaborative Cross-Cultural e-
Learning module (1/2)
   It is an initiative that was developed by the LINC--Learning
    International Networks Consortium (LINC)

   formed an MIT based research group that participates with
    numerous international communities.

   LINC is an MIT-based initiative involving people from all over the
    world.

   This is a perspective different from most other educational
    initiatives. We use education as a strategic vehicle for building
    trust and achieving change, not only to impact technical
    knowledge or specific skills
The Greater Middle East
Collaborative Cross-Cultural e-
Learning module (2/2)
   The main catalyst of this initiative was a LINC presentation about
    students in the West Bank and the Gaza strip and the difficulties
    they have in attending regular classes due to the currently
    unsettled situation.

   The increased demand for higher education in these countries
    and the limited resources available for traditional learning
    coupled with physical and security obstacles makes the
    proposed e-learning based program a viable alternative

   Might lead to the creation of a full-scale educational institute
    capable of contributing its role into regional development,
    spreading the spreading of awareness, the avoidance of and
    avoiding extremism, and most desirably, the promoting peace
    values.
Global University System (1/2)
   Aims to create a worldwide consortium of universities and
    healthcare institutions to provide the underdeveloped world with
    global e-learning and e-healthcare/telemedicine via broadband
    Internet technologies

   aim is to achieve “education and healthcare for all” anywhere,
    anytime and at any pace

   GUS is headquartered at the Global E-learning Center at the
    University of Tampere in Finland, under the direction of the
    UNESCO/UNITWIN Networking
Global University System (2/2)
   GUS/ Palestine/Gaza Strip and West Bank
    (GUS/Palestine/GS&WB) [5] is a project is to create
    GUS/Palestine/Gaza Strip and West Bank

   GUS/Palestine/GS&WB will be a consortium of Islamic
    University, Gaza International Foundation for Peace on Earth
    and The National Research Center and other local stakeholders,
    etc.,

   GUS/Palestine/GS&WB is designed to provide tools to enable
    the people of the region to participate fully in their own
    development and to bring their culture forward, thriving with the
    influx of opportunities, and contributing to new prosperities.
$100 Laptop per Child
computer
   One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computer is a new
    project, established recently at the World Economy
    Forum (WEF) with the co-founder of the Media Lab
    at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

   the laptops will only be distributed to schools directly
    through large government initiatives such as
    Extended Middle East e-Learning Initiative by MIT,
    Global University System and Palestinian Education
    Initiative (PEI) by Palestinian Authority
The Palestinian Education
Initiative (PEI) (1/3)
                 “Thank you for giving us hope
                 and chance to have a bright
                 future and to be good citizens
                 of the World”
                 Dalia




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The Palestinian Education
Initiative (PEI) (2/3)
   The Palestinian Education Initiative aims to assist the Palestinian
    People in fulfilling their commitment towards integrating ICT in
    the education system within a model of public/private partnership

   Such a model has proved to be efficient with respect to building
    the local information technology industry for the development of
    innovative learning solutions in partnership with world-class
    firms.

   It is the vision of the PA to build a Palestinian information society
    that facilitates information access to all and to adopt ICT as a
    basic means of moving the Palestinian People forward and
    achieving the goal of a self-reliant and independent economy.
The Palestinian Education
Initiative (PEI) (3/3)
   the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology
    encourages public-private partnership as well as the involvement
    of the population in the implementation of ICT related initiatives.

   The national ICT strategy can be presented in the following six
    pillars:
     1.   Governmental Role
     2.   Infrastructure Development
     3.   Human Resources (HR) development, Education and Training
          development, Education and Training.
     4.   Attention of the Palestinian Content Industry.
     5.   ICT and Informatics as a means to Economical and Social
          Development.
     6.   Development of E-Learning and Distance Learning.
The English Language Connection
Module
   English language learning international e-Learning
    module [4] is a "neutral” common language and the
    English language classroom as the preferred locus
    for an implementation within the mainstream
    schooling system in each community.

   English teaching programs (tailor-made for non-
    native speaker) act, as the an initial stage to be
    implemented using e-leaning and web learning
    community pedagogy and internet communication
    through a platform connecting pupils from Gaza and
    with pupils from the International community
The English Language Connection
Module
        We have developed an educational program
         composed of two central elements:
    1.    English language and English language
          teaching.
    2.    Information and Communication Technologies
          (ICT).
Conclusion
   Gaza International Foundation for Peace on Earth (GIFPE) has
    committed itself to strive to reform the inherited Palestinian Education
    System

   GIFPE has been working very hard to help and build an educational
    system responsive to the social, cultural and developmental
    requirements of the Palestinian people.

   GIFPE has faced many challenges while in pursuing that goal.

   Only with these reforms we can truly prepare today’s Palestinian
    students for future participation in the global knowledge economy.

   In order for these goals to be achieved, a considerable effort, is called
    for including international partners, to work collectively with us on this
    mission of a genuine peace.
 Thank You

God Bless All
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