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Design and Implementation of an Information Dissemination App for University Communities: A Case Study from an Educational Perspective

Omobola Gambo, Adedapo Adelokun, Damilare Adekunle, Ishaya Gambo in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication:2020
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Omobola Gambo, Adedapo Adelokun, Damilare Adekunle, Ishaya Gambo
10.5120/ijais2020451891
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  1. Omobola Gambo, Adedapo Adelokun, Damilare Adekunle and Ishaya Gambo. Design and Implementation of an Information Dissemination App for University Communities: A Case Study from an Educational Perspective. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(35):1-13, December 2020. URL, DOI BibTeX

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    	title = "Design and Implementation of an Information Dissemination App for University Communities: A Case Study from an Educational Perspective",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "December 2020",
    	volume = 12,
    	number = 35,
    	month = "December",
    	year = 2020,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "1-13",
    	url = "http://www.ijais.org/archives/volume12/number35/1104-2020451891",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2020451891",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"
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Abstract

This study pinpoints the current challenges with the traditional method of information dissemination in university communities. It designed a model that addressed these challenges, implemented the newly developed system, and was tested using suitable technological tools. The study employed a qualitative research approach and built a mobile-based android app. In particular, 55 students from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), 35 lecturers, 20 non-teaching staff, and 11 software developers within the university community were randomly selected for the study. After that, a random sampling of 100 potential users was carried out to determine the app stability (90%), user-friendliness (96%), speed (97%), data consumption (100%), assurance (100%), and performance (90%) in a pilot test. The test result revealed the acceptance rate of the mobile-based system for information dissemination to help mitigate against fake and incredible news. The study not only improved on the inefficiencies of the traditional approach of information dissemination, but revealed that the improvement would further strengthen the relationship among the students and the lecturers, and also help the students to reach out to their lecturers and colleagues easier and faster. Additionally, the study suggests that the developed app can be used to aid effective learning and keep abreast of timely and relevant information.

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Keywords

Information dissemination, mobile application, ICT, software development, university communities, education