Israeli Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC)
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MEITAL is the Inter-University Center for e-Learning (IUCEL), which is part of the Israeli Inter-University Computation Center located at Tel-Aviv University. MEITAL assists Israeli institutions of higher education – universities and academic colleges – in advancing the use of e-learning technologies. MEITAL creates opportunities for institutional connections and collaboration among academic institutes in Israel. Most of MEITAL's activity is conducted through several workgroups whose members are representatives of all the institutions that take part in MEITAL, as well as experts in specific areas. The workgroups deal with issues such as: learning environments, new technologies, methodologies and staff development, specific content areas, intellectual property rights, and common standards. MEITAL also provides central platforms (asynchronous and synchronous) for experiencing learning technologies and a central information website, and runs regular national conferences and seminars.
(The role of the organisation in the project. )
With its experience of the past years in creating and advancing e-learning technologies and collaboration with higher education institutions in Israel, MEITAL will work with all the partners to promote and enable the “English as the Cornerstone of Sustainable Technology and Research” project as a model of e-learning collaboration. Based on its experience with OER and open access protocols, MEITAL will assist in finding the best technical solutions and framework, including a collaborative platform, for the achievement of the project's aims.