Information Technology Foundation for Education

Report
Presentation to the Delegation of
Jersey E-Digital Team
Erki Urva
10.06.2014
HISTORY
•
The aims of HITSA are to assist in preparation of the highly qualified IT
specialists and to support information and communication technologyrelated education development in Estonia
•
Information Technology Foundation for Education started May 2, 2013,
after a merger of:
•
Estonian Information Technology Foundation
• Estonian Education and Research Network – EENet
• Tiger Leap Foundation
•
Number of employees: 95
•
Annual budget 2014: 12,7 MEUR
•
Offices in Tallinn and Tartu
Information Technology
Foundation for Education
•
Founders:
•
•
•
•
•
Estonian Republic
Tartu University
Tallinn University of Technology
Eesti Telekom
Association of Estonian Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies
•
Non-profit organization
•
Vision 2020:
•
•
ICT skills supporting the development of the digital age society and their smart
use are the sources of the prosperity of Estonia
Strategic objectives
•
OBJECTIVE No. 1: The graduates of each level of education are guaranteed modern digital
competences
• OBJECTIVE No. 2: The smart use of ICT in teaching, learning and organization of teaching
increases the quality of teaching
Basic matrix structure of HITSA
Educational level
Main acitivity
Pre-school
and
general
education
Vocational
education
Higher
education
IT in education
Innovation Centre
Information
systems
Development Centre for Information Systems
IT education
Development Centre for IT Education
Strategic goals of educational levels
Goal
Strategic goals of
main ectivities
HITSA structure 2014
HITSA Founders
HITSA Supervisory Council
HITSA Management Board
Innovation
Centre
Development
Centre for
Information
Systems
Development
Centre for IT
Education
HITSA
subsidiaries
Estonian IT
College
EENet
EITSA Kinnisvara
Back Office
Innovation Centre
•
Established by a merger of:
•
The Estonian e-Learning Development Centre (part of former EITF)
• Tiger Leap Foundation
•
3 consortiums/programs:
“Tiger Leap in School”
• „e-vocational school“
• „e-university“
•
•
Main activities:
• Staff training and support
• E-learning content development
• Quality management
• Learning services
Development Centre for
Information Systems
•
Main activities:
• Development and maintaining information systems for education;
•
Supported Information Systems:
• SAIS – Admission Information System for universities
• 5 universities, 13 institutions of professional higher education, 5 vocational schools
• ÕIS – Study Information System for universities of applied
sciences and vocational schools
• 14 universities and vocational schools, 17 000 students
• Plagiarism Detection System - KRATT
• Educational portals, repositories
• E-learning content management systems, learning environments
• Basic IT solutions for schools
Development Centre for IT
Education
•
Main activities:
• Tiger University Program
•
•
•
•
•
• 1 MEUR in 2014
• Funded by Estonian Government
ICT Program
• 1,6 MEUR in 2014
• Funded: 85% European Regional Development Fund, 10%
Government, 5% partner
IT Academy
• 2,8 MEUR in 2014 (Government plus Skype sponsorship)
Infrastructure support programs for schools
ProgeTiger Program
School Robotics Program
IT Academy – Study IT in .ee
•
IT Academy – „Study IT in Estonia“
• Is not a new university;
• Is a cooperation program between government, universities and
industry;
• Official launch: September 2012;
•
Main objectives:
• To improve the international competitiveness of ICT studies;
• To fulfil the needs of ICT industry for quality graduates;
• To support the growth of Estonian economy
•
Main activities:
• International marketing;
• Additional financing of selected curricula;
• Scholarships;
• Compensation of tuition-free studies;
Estonian IT College – brief facts
•
Birthday: May 17th, 2000
•
Status: Private, non-profit
•
Applied, the first degree level studies (Bologna-type)
•
Three curricula in Information Technology
•
Commercial (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun) and open source
software study programs
•
CISCO, Telecommunication, Robotics, Mobile and
Multimedia labs
•
~900 students
•
13 full time lecturers, ~40 visiting lecturers from universities,
enterprises and state structures
IT College - study programs and
forms
•
Study programs
• IT System Development (since 2000)
• IT System Administration (since 2000)
• IT Analysis (since 2003)
•
Study forms
• Regular (max 50% auditoria load)
• Evening (max 40% auditoria load)
• Distance (max 25% auditoria load – on every 3-th Friday-
Saturday-Sunday)
Estonian Education and
Research Network – EENet
•
Established in August 1993 as a governmental
non-profit organization.
•
From 1997 until April 2013 EENet operated as a
state agency administered by the Estonian
Ministry of Education and Research.
•
On April 12, 2013 EENet merged with EITF
• 4 departments
• ~1100 service contracts
• 21 employees
• Located in Tartu
Estonian Education and
Research Network – EENet
•
The mission of EENet is to provide a high-quality
national network infrastructure for Estonia’s research,
educational and cultural communities.
•
Services:
• Dedicated Internet access;
• Webhosting, e-mail, ftp, DNS;
• Consultations in the event of security problems;
• Computing infrastructure for universities and research institutions;
• Estonian GRID project etc.
•
Represents Estonia in several international organizations
(TERENA, CEENet, EGI.eu etc)
EENet – Network and GRID
Services
•
Backbone network and
connectivity services:
• 10 Gbps fibre-rings in
Estonia
• 5 Gbps international
connection (GÉANT)
•
7. FP projects GN3 ja
GN3plus
•
Computing and storage
capacity
•
•
•
400 processor cores
40 Nvidia Tesla GPU-s
400 TB storage capacity
Thank you!

similar documents