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
Index Terms—E-learning, resources sharing, UML modeling, information systems.
Philip O. Ayoo is with Makerere University, Uganda (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jude T. Lubega is with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), Uganda.
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.