Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2013, Page: 13-21
Community Informatics Social E-Learning Network: A Case Study of Nigeria
Nicholas Aigbobhiose Esene, Directorate of Computer Services, University of Uyo, UNIUYO Uyo, AkwaIbom, Nigeria
Simeon Ozuomba, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, UNIUYO Uyo, AkwaIbom , Nigeria
Constance Kalu, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, UNIUYO Uyo, AkwaIbom , Nigeria
Received: Oct. 10, 2013;       Published: Nov. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.se.20130103.11      View  2670      Downloads  144
Abstract
Over the last few decades, the quality of education in Nigeria has declined leading to unacceptable low academic performance, high level of functional illiteracy, growing population of unemployable graduates. This paper presents Community Informatics Social E-learning Network (CISEN) that uses a community-based approach to identify and address the challenges facing education in the various communities across Nigeria. The CISEN uses an online GeoHubNet Community Structure (GCS) to organize the geo-communities in the various states of Nigeria. The CISEN focuses on bringing together the stakeholders in each local community to create awareness, identify issues pertaining to education, develop appropriate educational program that will address the issues raised and improve the quality of education in the local communities. Furthermore, the CISEN provides a framework for evaluation of the academic performance of the pupils and students on a continuous basis. CISEN also has mechanism for impact assessment of the system on the quality of education in those local communities it supports.
Keywords
Community Informatics, GeoHubNet, Education, Functional Illiteracy, Community Hub, Learning Process, Quality of Education
To cite this article
Nicholas Aigbobhiose Esene, Simeon Ozuomba, Constance Kalu, Community Informatics Social E-Learning Network: A Case Study of Nigeria, Software Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 13-21. doi: 10.11648/j.se.20130103.11
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