Mobile Computing Framework for Student Engagement System in Ethiopian Higher Educational Institution
International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 10-19
Received: Jan. 2, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 12, 2018; Published: Feb. 1, 2018
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Patrick Cerna, Department of Information Technology, Federal Technological Institute University, Addis City, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Students require a great deal of information from colleges such as admission notices, timetables, events details, assessments etc. Currently, this information is provided to students through college website. The information present on website is generic, pertaining to large group of students and other stakeholders. Currently in Ethiopia, Higher Educational Institution (HEI) information is distributed to students in two ways, one using traditional paper means and other is using its University website. However, the major challenge in obtaining information from website is that it provides collective information pertaining to large groups of students instead of focusing to individual student needs. In view of this problems and issues concerning the accessibility on on-time information of student in different higher educational institution of the country. In this study, the researcher propose a mobile educational framework student engagement information system coin as mSEIS, integrating the existing web-enabled system of the University and include other features pertaining to student services. The proposed framework and its implementation will empower student by providing them with relevant personalized information anywhere anytime. The study proposed extensible 3-tier architecture from its formulated mobile framework which consists of the following functionality: Grades Inquiry, Class time table, m-Learning, m-Library, Notice Board and Helpline. Among the 40 Ethiopian, HEI 6 institution was selected using purposive sampling technique because the goal of the study was to acquire the best-positioned and the most able thinkers on the problem. Using the Software Quality ISO 9126 standard based modified Likert survey questionnaire, the respondents strongly agreed that the acceptability factor of the system’s functionality, reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability are significant. The proposed system passed all criteria except the portability, in which it is recommended that it should be available in iOS and Windows Phone mobile operation system as future work.
Keywords
Mobile Application, Student Engagement, HEI, Three-Tier Architecture, Android
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Patrick Cerna, Mobile Computing Framework for Student Engagement System in Ethiopian Higher Educational Institution, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 10-19. doi: 10.11648/j.wcmc.20180601.12
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