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Title: E-Community system for master of information technology
Authors: Hilal Abdullah Ali Al-Alawi
Keywords: E-Community system
MIT students
Academic E-community
Social E-communitie
IT application
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: University of Malaya
Abstract: This research focuses on building an e-community website for Master Information Technology students who have no IT backgrounds. This research probes to present a clear picture of e-community website. It takes into consideration to provide substantial benefits for MIT students in at universities around the world. MIT students should know and learn more about IT fields. The current technology allows the MIT Students who have no IT background and the students who have IT background to work together through the e-community website. This research will present how the MIT students can find information by using an e-community website. This research also allows the students to look for information by themselves from reliable sources and gather them in a particular place. This work uses quantitative method, because an e-community website development is based on participant's responses and analysis of the data that was collected during a survey. This process requires a measurable method, which helps to identify the requirements and answer the research questions. It uses simple random samples of five universities in deferent locations that offered the MIT program for students who have no IT backgrounds. The objectives of this research are to evelop an interactive e-community system. The system covers all MIT student's requirements. This research concentrates on these main objectives: To investigate that there is no specific academic e-community websites for MIT students on the internet. To determine the possibility of developing an ecommunity website. To find out the functional requirements of the MIT e-community system. To study the services and frameworks that are suitable for an academic community website and develop the academic e-community website. To develop an academic e-community website and test the system. This research identifies specific e-community services and framework that are suitable for an academic e-community. The e-community website will be developed using the content management system (CMS) with many extented services. The ecommunity system uses PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) programming language and MYSQL database. The e-community will provide students with academic services to contact people who are doing the same studies. This e-community website will also provide a system of collaboration to assist students to share information, in order to improve the student's knowledge. Developing an e-community website will help MIT students all over the world to communicate with colleagues and lecturers at other universities. An e-community website includes a variety of community services such as: shared files, shared articles, latest IT news, chat rooms, a download center, watching tutorials videos, broadcast of live lectures, discussion forums, electronic whiteboard and mailboxes using community tools. Most of these services will be available in the MIT ecommunity website.
Description: Dissertation (M.I.T.) -- Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, 2008.
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/914
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