Electronic Learning System for Duhok Polytechnic University

  • Adnan M. Abdulazeez Duhok Polytechnic University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region - Iraq
  • Subhi R. M. Zeebaree College of Engineering, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Abstract

Nowadays, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) made deep effects in the human life. But still the communication style in most Kurdistan-Region Government sectors is still at the beginning steps. So, the trend is to move towards the E-government system in order to overcome the problems of traditional style. E-university is a field belongs to the E-government. Hence, electronic learning is an important direction within E-university. This direction treats with learning-style and the communications between the academic-staff in one side and students in other side at the universities and keep-tracking their activities during studying-year. The current style of communication needs to be improved by benefiting from the new technology capabilities. However, the universities of Kurdistan Region suffer from lack of using new technology and building the E-university system will push other whole sectors towards the E-government system. As an important direction within Electronic Duhok Polytechnic University (E-DPU), this thesis produces an efficient proposed learning system called Duhok Polytechnic University Electronic Learning System (DPU-ELS). The proposed system serves to: DPU presidency, four colleges and eight institutions belong DPU. The proposed system consists of nine modules that provide four groups of services. First group relates with student services: Lecturers Feedback, Discussion Forums and Course materials that include: Lectures, Assignments, Schedules, Marks and Objections. Second group relates with department services: Academic Staff Authentication, Clearance and Summer Training. Third group relates with Lecturer: Preparing Course Materials and Discussion Forums. And fourth group relates with institution and university services: Exam Committee, Quality Assurance, Curriculum and Statistics.There are two different study-systems at DPU, two years for institutes and four years for colleges. So, the proposed DPU-ELS is designed according to the structure of DPU. These two different studying systems are depended just at polytechnic universities. The proposed system is implemented and tested practically for six institutions located at three different campuses: Duhok, Zakho and Shekhan. The students and staff of the selected institutions participated with implementation and obtaining the results that been evaluated by using System Usability Scale (SUS). The evaluation score of the questionnaire is (71.82%) which can be considered as a good percentage. Another step towards the E-government is the ability of copying this system at any other Kurdistan university. The proposed system has been designed and implemented using the tools: (MySQL, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax and Bootstrap).

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Published
2018-08-28
How to Cite
ABDULAZEEZ, Adnan M.; ZEEBAREE, Subhi R. M.. Electronic Learning System for Duhok Polytechnic University. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 249-258, aug. 2018. ISSN 2520-789X. Available at: <http://journals.nawroz.edu.krd/index.php/ajnu/article/view/250>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25007/ajnu.v7n3a250.
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