ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT
The projects listed can either be doctoral thesis, projects or research projects. In some cases the projects belong to more than one of the four main profile areas of the research division of TechnoScience Studies.
The Effects of Hybrid E-learning Application in Rural A-level Secondary Education in Uganda on Performance of Female Students in Mathematics and Physics
Peter Okidi Lating, PhD project, funded by Sida / SAREC
The overall objective is to improve performance of female students in Ugandan rural schools in Mathematics and Physics subjects and get more female students enrolling for Technology and Engineering courses in Universities and other tertiary institutions.
The more specific objectives are to
- Develop an online local content course material according to the current curriculum for PCM combination
- Source and apply an online, web based software environment, or in short, e-learning environment or the course platform in the delivery of the courseware
- Develop the relevant Tools and applications for managing the platform and the course material.
- Create a digital library for use by the secondary students as a source of reference materials.
- Develop a Hierarchical Linear Modelling (HLM) model for longitudinal data
- Use the HLM model to analyze the performance of students in Mathematics and Physics after application of e-learning in rural secondary education.
Development of an Interactive e-Learning Management System
for Tanzanian Secondary Schools
Ellen Kalinga, PhD project funded by Sida/SAREC.
The main objective of this research is to develop an interactive e-learning management system (e-LMS) to be used by Tanzanian secondary schools to improve teaching and learning functions.
The more specific objectives are based on the services to be offered by the e-learning management system to
- Develop a module which will enable creation, storing and publication of learning materials
- Develop mechanisms for managing and authenticating users of the system and the workflows of the learning materials
- Develop assessment module which will be used to assess the students learning process.
Development of e-Learning Content and Delivery for Self Learning Environment:
Case of Selected Rural Secondary Schools in Tanzania
Suzan Lujara, PhD project funded by Sida/SAREC.
The main objective of the research project is to use ICT tools to facilitate easy packaging and delivery of appropriate pedagogically sound learning materials in a self learning environment. With this new measure of incorporating ICT in education, the inequalities in accessing learning materials will be greatly reduced or removed enhancing the equity and quality of education in rural secondary schools in Tanzania.
Specific objectives are to design and develop a sharable content repository of learning contents for secondary schools as well as to design an instructionally interface module for authoring and delivering course materials.
Modelling Connectivity for e-Learning in Tanzania:
Case - Study of Rural Secondary Schools.
Fatuma Simba, PhD project funded by Sida.
Broadband access network (last-mile connectivity technology) is a prerequisite to deliver multimedia e-learning contents. The main objective of this research project is to model a costeffective and performance efficiency connectivity solution for rural secondary schools to access elearning services. Specific objectives are:
- To determine a cost-effective access network technology (last mile connectivity technology) to the rural areas.
- To evaluate performance of the cost - effective technology in order to identify key performance parameters for the e-learning services to be delivered with the required quality of service (QoS).
Data Mining in Health Care: HIV patient monitoring in Uganda
Charles Otine, PhD project funded by Sida/SAREC.
The main objective of the research project is to develop the incorporation of data mining techniques in the monitoring of health care of AIDS patients in Uganda.
The more specific objectives are to
- Review critically the literature on data mining in health care and patient monitoring focusing on AIDS patients.
- Assess the status of information systems in health care in Uganda.
- Develop the conditions for integrating data mining in AIDS patient monitoring.
- Identify the constraints to incorporating data mining in monitoring of AIDS patients in Uganda.
- Explore the deployment of data warehouses for use in data mining or knowledge discovery in AIDS.
Geo Spatial Technologies as Decision Support Tools
for Road Infrastructure Maintenance in Uganda
Lydia Mazzi, PhD project funded by Sida.
The main objective is to develop an integral framework for incorporating geo-information technologies as decision support tools in road infrastructure maintenance works in Uganda.
More specifically the project will
- identify gaps in the use of GITs in the road infrastructure maintenance process of Uganda and identify the limitations to enhancing the use of these technologies,
- develop a model for predicting infrastructure areas due for maintenance with a view to facilitate the prioritization of road infrastructure maintenance actions, and
- develop an algorithmic framework that incorporates GITs as decision support tools in road infrastructure maintenance in Uganda
The main supervisor for Lydia Mazzi is Associate Professor Gerhard Bax.
The reality producing dynamics of the mobile artefact in East Africa
Linda Paxling, PhD project