The E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) is Egypt’s leading organization in
e-Learning with a track record of developing and delivering a wide array of
state-of-the art e-Learning courses and content, setting and disseminating the
quality standards of e-Learning, providing best practice research and expert
consultancy in e-Learning and engendering the first wave of facilitators and
e-trainers into the market.
The ELCC was established in 2004 as an alliance between the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Cisco Systems with the
mandate of diffusing innovation and developing and delivering state-of-the art
ELCC has a leading role in e-Learning with a track record of developing and
delivering a wide array of state-of-the art e-Learning courses, web
communications and e-content; setting and disseminating the quality standards of
e-Learning; providing best practice research and expert consultancy in
e-Learning and engendering the first wave of facilitators and e-trainers into
the market. The purpose of the ELCC is to act as a hub for the integration,
development and dissemination of e-Learning content of relevance to the Egyptian
Lead and develop Egypt’s E-Learning Industry and leverage its
Develop a replica model of e-learning that integrates global quality in a
Disseminate E-learning quality standards in Egypt and reinforce adherence to
it by local players.
Promote and cultivate an e-learning culture that promotes equal access to
learning opportunities and efficient use of ICTs.
Create a the first wave of e-learning leaders by developing their
Build the country’s human resource capacities and help create job
opportunities in E-Learning.
Center Director :
Content Development and Localization.
ELCC develops a wide array of e-Learning content in
different disciplines to provide organizations and individual learners with
knowledge and skills needed to stay on cutting edge of technology and
leadership. The center also works with and coordinates the efforts of
sector-specific, in-country agencies, independent Subject Matter Experts,
consultants and translators to localize the curricula of learning material in a
variety of disciplines in a way that captures the essence of the concerned
culture/context and fully engages learners.
The professional development and lifelong learning
function of ELCC focuses on enhancing the technical, professional and
entrepreneurial skills of the largest segments of citizens who have finished
their formal education. Increased access, scalability and outreach are at the
heart of the center’s lifelong learning function which is made possible through
the tactical and efficient utilization of latest e-Learning tools and
National Delivery Network
The ELCC has created a nationwide delivery network
through implementing a scalable plan to leverage and optimize the use of IT
clubs all over the nation to act as outlets for the delivery of web-based
content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs,
instructor training, support and preparation for industry standard
certifications. To date, the center has established around 700 local academies
across the country where over 60,000 students, instructors and administrators
have participated in the program.
Research and Development (R&D)
The center’s R&D division is responsible for the
development, review, evaluation and dissemination of quality e-Learning
standards among stakeholders involved in capacity building, content development,
quality assurance and infrastructure development in order to ensure sustainable
and relevant e-Learning for all.
The ELCC has a full portal development, web design
and web content management capacity of portals and has built expertise in
designing, developing and managing web portals using the latest ASP.net and Web
2.0 technology and in accordance with internationally identified and recognized
portal development and web content management guidelines and standards.
Entrepreneurship Education Program
ELCC is certified as an official Training Center for
Cisco Entrepreneur Institute to help Egyptian entrepreneurs start and grow their
own businesses based on practical and professional strategies using the
Institute’s content and know‐how to deliver its programs to SMEs through Local
Institutes that are established by the center allover the country. In this
capacity, ELCC developed and localized Cisco’s Business Essentials Course
(iExec), delivered training to 3,000 entrepreneurs and 260 SMEs, certified 40
instructors as facilitators of the program and Certified 6 NGOs as official
training centers to the program.
Yasser Kazem, M.B.A
Director, E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC)
Yasser Kazem is currently the Director of the E-Learning Competence Center
(ELCC) of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) Egypt,
the Strategic Coordinator of the Egyptian Education Initiative (EEI) and a
member of the executive committee of the Ministry of communications and
Information Technology (MCIT).
Kazem served as the Director of the Regional IT Institute (Egypt) during the
period from 2001 to 2004 and the Executive Manager of the Regional IT Institute
(Egypt) from 1992 to 2001 where he established and developed the institute's
professional programs with international training providers and academic degrees
with Netherlands's Maastricht School of Management (MSM), UK's Middlesex
University and University of Louisville in the U.S. He also founded the
e-learning program of the Regional IT Institute in cooperation with Middlesex
University (UK). From 1987 until 1992, Kazem worked at the Cabinet of Egypt
Information and Decision Support Centre where he co-established and managed its
Kazem has more than twenty years of experience in fields of Training, Human
Recourses Development, E-Learning, Information Technology (IT) in Education and
Environmental Information Systems. He designed and managed several training and
development programs in IT management for public and private sector
organizations in Egypt and the world.
Kazem has established successful alliances and partnerships with international
organizations, academic institutions, multinationals and government bodies to
develop the human resource sector in Egypt through hosting and delivering
world-renowned training and academic programs in the country. He worked as a
consultant for several government and private organizations on issues related to
Human Resource Development, organizational design and development, business
transformation and change management, e-Learning delivery and solutions,
training management and services and competency based training.
Kazem's work in IT transfer to developing countries, electronic commerce, human
resources development, decision support applications and Environmental
Information Systems has been published in many journals, magazines and
In 1996, he was one of the co-founding members of the Internet Society of Egypt.
Mr Kazem is an active member in the Egyptian council for foreign affairs,
Egyptian Human Recourse Management Association and the American Society for
training and development. He got his MBA (1995) and his bachelor degree (1987)
from Sadat Academy for Management Since in Cairo, Egypt.
Contact ELCC :
Eng. Yasser Kazem
Smart-Village, Building (B5). Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road. Giza, Egypt
T : (+202) 3534 5134
F : (+202) 3534 6024