Development of an E- granary digital library for secondary school: A case of Duluti secondary school

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University of Dar es Salaam
Internet usage has become a popular focus in many educational institutions in Tanzania, yet the Internet has financial and technical implications to primary and secondary schools. Even though the Internet has revolutionalize traditional way of learning, it has the technical limitation of not easily accessing locally made teaching- learning materials. The major portion of this study focused on the development of prototype of egranary Digital library system which makes teaching- leaning materials cheaper and easily accessed by students and teachers in Tanzania secondary school education. The study involved several activities including user requirements definition and analysis modeling, system design, and system implementation. This study aimed at using the benefits of the eGranary digital library system to address the problem faced by the secondary school in accessing relevant teaching- learning materials and make them available in a familiar format without prohibitive cost implications and frustrating technical delays.The study found that the use of eGranary digital library system is vital to both teachers and students since it enables teaching – learning materials to be accessed easily and cheaply. Also through egranary digital library system availability of teaching – learning materials is ensured by storing selected educational materials from the internet and other sources at other institutions at the local server on the school LAN. Thus teachers and students do not have to rely only on outdated and scare text and reference books available in school. Basic infrastructure resources, such as computers and source of electrical power, are required to put the system in places
Available in print form, Dr.Wilbert Chagula Library, (THS EAF ZA4057.T34K47)
digital, secondary school, Duluti, Tanzania, Digital library
Kristantus,K, (2008), Development of an E- granary digital library for secondary school: A case of Duluti secondary school, Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.