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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2014 Vol.4(1): 112-119 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.380

A Framework for e-Learning Resources Sharing (FeLRS)

Philip O. Ayoo and Jude T. Lubega
Abstract—Educational resource sharing is emerging as a viable means to improve the quality of and access to education. By pooling resources and taking advantage of each other's expertise, learning providers could build adequate capacity and reduce costs, tap into the resources that they do not have and participate in a networked resource development process. This paper describes an on-going study that was undertaken to explore the feasibility of sharing electronic educational resources within higher education. It takes the case of universities in East Africa, and proposes a Framework for e-Learning Resources Sharing (FeLRS) that is expected to maximize the utilization of available e-learning resources for academic and research purposes. Two case studies are undertaken to collect data from a sample of universities in five countries, and descriptive statistics is used to analyze and present the data. Unified Modeling Language (UML) is used to provide the notation for describing the processes which are logically grouped into two general scenarios – laying foundation for e-resources sharing, and implementation arrangements for e-resources sharing. The resultant framework is described showing the relationships between the various processes that lead to e-learning resources sharing. These main processes include establishing demand for e-resources, harmonisation of policies and processes, resources mobilization, developing ICT human resources capacity, establishing physical infrastructure, maintaining adequate e-resources, and creating awareness for e-resources.

Index Terms—E-learning, resources sharing, UML modeling, information systems.

Philip O. Ayoo is with Makerere University, Uganda (e-mail: payoo@iucea.org).
Jude T. Lubega is with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), Uganda.

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Cite: Philip O. Ayoo and Jude T. Lubega, "A Framework for e-Learning Resources Sharing (FeLRS)," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 112-119, 2014.

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