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Strategies for Developing e-LMS for Tanzania
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2007 (English)In: Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1307-6884, Vol. 24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tanzania secondary schools in rural areas are geographically and socially isolated, hence face a number of problems in getting learning materials resulting in poor performance in National examinations. E-learning as defined to be the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for supporting the educational processes has motivated Tanzania to apply ICT in its education system. There has been effort to improve secondary school education using ICT through several projects. ICT for e-learning to Tanzania rural secondary school is one of the research projects conceived by the University of Dar-es-Salaam through its College of Engineering and Technology. The main objective of the project is to develop a tool to enable ICT support rural secondary school. The project is comprehensive with a number of components, one being development of e-learning management system (e-LMS) for Tanzania secondary schools. This paper presents strategies of developing e-LMS. It shows the importance of integrating action research methodology with the modeling methods as presented by model driven architecture (MDA) and the usefulness of Unified Modeling Language (UML) on the issue of modeling. The benefit of MDA will go along with the development based on software development life cycle (SDLC) process, from analysis and requirement phase through design and implementation stages as employed by object oriented system analysis and design approach. The paper also explains the employment of open source code reuse from open source learning platforms for the context sensitive development of the e-LMS for Tanzania secondary schools.

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2007. Vol. 24
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Action Research Methodology, OOSA&D, MDA
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Media and Communications Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8724Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoB081C537DC55F677C12573C8003593D8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8724DiVA: diva2:836476
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-01-06 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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