Saudi Electronic University (SEU) is a government university that represents one of the modalities of higher education. King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, issued a royal decree on 10/8/2011 to launch the Saudi Electronic University (SEU) as a government educational institution. SEU is the only specialized university in blended learning (combines distance learning and on campus) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs along with life-long education. The university includes the College of Administration and Finance Sciences, the College of Computer and Informatics, the College of Health Sciences and the College of Science and theoretical studies. Environment in SEU based on information and communications technology, e-learning, and distance education.
SEU as education sector and as a university, communicating with wide number of audience with different category (students, faculty or employees) in time manner with clear message is a priority. One of the methods SEU decide to use is website at Internet.
In early stage, SEU created a site that helps to communicate with citizens. The site was built on static technology, as it was easy and quick to deploy.
As SEU grow the challenge to update and maintain the web site was increasing and adding more challenge on IT and on website content team.
Following are the main challenges:
Current web site is not capable to serve the needs aimed,
Available systems have different user profiles,
Systems are built on different technologies,
Some of the systems are cloud hosted,
Users are defined in different way across the university systems.