In the name of Allah,the compassionate and merciful
Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Essam Al-Kurdi, the President of the University,
And under the chairmanship and supervision of Prof. Dr. Ghada Abdel Moneim Mousa, Acting Dean of Faculty of Arts.
The following is a review of the blog's vision, objectives and sponsors:
Scientific societies that arise from scientific communication with blogs correspond more to scientists and researchers than to personal blogs whose members are family members, friends, classmates, coworkers, and others who publish in the blog about their daily lives, they naturally know each other in life Realism_ and their communication through the blog is only an extension of this knowledge.
The specialized scientific blogs, which are published by those interested in specialized scientific subjects, are a rich source of specialized knowledge they are looking for, and because of their participation in these blogs, the participants in these blogs have become basic units of the scientific information and communication system; which led some to believe that the communities that emerged from communication through these blogs “Scientific blog communities” will be the Foundation stone to build the virtual colleges; these colleges, which transcend the barriers of space, time, economic and functional constraints to establish the colleges, and provide a wider scope for participation, and more appropriate for scientific communication and then a faster growth of knowledge from electronic colleges; making the first impact on scientific development no less than the impact of the latter.
The results of one study(Cofino, Kim ,2009) have shown that the Internet has become a modern alternative to Printed media for scientific communication through scientific blogs and social networking services, as the following figure shows the power and importance of communicating with a global audience across the web.
This blog's vision is to facilitate the contribution for the development of capacities of the University faculty members and their assistants as well as students, and thus contributing in the development of the global knowledge society in the specialties of the university.
This may be achieved by achieving the following objectives:
The blog aims to provide a various forms of support to all participants and visitors; and the most important of these are:
1- Cultural support
The effective cultural role of the blog, which represented in the development of the knowledge society through the dissemination of specialized knowledge in arts, sciences and literature, is illustrated by the fact that, the individual and society affect each other, so the development of the individual's knowledge in a positive and developmental way will lead - in the long run- to build an informed knowledge society; by encouraging faculty members, students and colleagues to write and publish in the blog.
The blog is a simple channel; free of charge; without time or space constraints. Therefore, the most important forms of cultural support that the blog aims to provide are:
§ Publishing the summaries of researches and books of the faculty members and researchers at the university,
§ Encouraging excellence in study,
§ Publishing information about the free tools that help students and researchers,
§ Publishing information about Arab and international conferences in the field of specialization,
§ Activating the benefit of the different services of the libraries,
§ Helping to learn and gain new things,
§ Advertizing the University activities ,
§ Encouraging Reading,
§ Disseminating information on the recent developments in the field of specialization,
§ Helping the seek for knowledge in a creative way,
§ Disseminating information about the free sources of information available via the web,
§ Facilitating access to international standards in the various disciplines of the University,
§ Publishing information about the local and international book fairs events,
§ and Spreading ideas that open up horizons for new scientific fields.
2- Social support
The social support of the blog is illustrated by the following:
§ opening Communication channels between specialists in the fields of the university, and between them and specialists in fields related to the disciplines of the university,
§ Facilitating the communication between students and faculty members, and between them and specialists in the fields of the university at the Arab and international level,
§ Encouraging to visit the other blogs in the University Specializations,
§ Encouraging to establish other Blogs
3- Economical support
The economic support of the Blog is as follows:
§ Raising the efficiency of the blog’s visitors at the personal and professional levels and expanding their contacts, thereby increasing their chances of finding jobs,
§ Helping to get excellent job opportunities.
4- Technological support
The technological support of the blog is as follows:
§ Raising the technological efficiency of the blog’s visitors by:
ü Introducing the latest technological developments in the fields of university
ü Facilitating to attend free training courses in the field of technology across the web
Supervisory and Editing Authority
· General Supervisor and Head of the Blog:
Prof. Essam al Kordy , Alexandria university president.
· Vice Supervisor :
Prof. Hesham Gaber , Alexandria university acting vice president for post graduate studies and research.
· Editor in Chief :
Prof. Ghada Abdel Moneim Mousa, Vice-Dean for Environment and Community Development, and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
· Deputy Editor in Chief :
Dr.Amany Zakaria El Ramady, Associate Professor at librarianship and information Department
· Assistant Deputy Editors-in-Chief :
Ø Dr.Ghadeer Magdy Abd El Wahab, Lecture at Applied Languages Department, Faculty of Arts.
Ø Miss/ Sara Abedl moneim, PhD student at librarianship and information Department.
Cofino, Kim (2009)."Student Blogging Guidelines." http://kimcofino.com ,September 6.Web. 16 Sep 2012.