In June 2010, EELU submitted the bylaw of the postgraduate program in e-learning at the Faculty of Educational Studies (FES) to the supreme council of Egyptian universities (SCU). The SCU approved the new bylaw in 15/7/2010. Upon that the ministerial decree number 3494 was issued in 20/10/2010 to start the postgraduate Diploma in e-learning program in the academic year 2010/2011.
Upon the graduation of the first batch of students from the Diploma program in February 2012, the ministerial decree number 4728 was issued in 18/10/2012 to start the master of education in e-learning program in the academic year 2012/2013.
It's planned to start the PhD program upon the graduation of the first batch of masters' students.
Prof. Dr. Sami Nassar is a Professor of Education at Cairo University, and the Former Dean of the Institute of Educational Studies, Cairo University.
He got a Ph.D in .Education from Cairo University. He worked as an Inernational Expert in some inernational and regional organizations such as Unesco, Unicef, Alecso and Isesco.He has been a member in Open Education Committee in the SCU, Egypt. He is the Chief Editor of the Education Sciences Journal and the author and the co author of 7 books and many research papers. He translated 3 books from English into Arabic and supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and M. A. theses in Education. He has participated in many international conferences concerned with education.
To introduce a creative and unique Egyptian model that combines the most popular research areas in education (E-learning), and the qualification of distinguished researchers whom have been prepared scientifically and professionally in an integrated e-learning environment enabling them to relate theory to practice.
The program aims to achieve the following objectives:
• To qualify the graduate student scientifically and professionally in the field of E-learning
• To develop the competencies of the graduate student including:
o Acquiring knowledge, concepts, theories and principles of e-learning
o Skills of e-learning environment creation, verification, testing, evaluation and sustainability.
• Provide an opportunity for students to specialize in one of e-learning emerged areas.
• Provide a fully integrated opportunity for students to study through and practice e-learning.