Collaborative design of educational digital libraries for African higher education

Ngimwa, Pauline (2009). Collaborative design of educational digital libraries for African higher education. In: JCDL Doctorial Consortium, 15-19 Jun 2009, Austin, TX, US.



This thesis will develop a model that can be used to guide collaborative design of educational digital libraries that are relevant to the learning objectives and are appropriate to African Higher Education. Factors affecting connections between educational digital library capabilities, learning processes and learners’ needs in higher education will be identified and used to develop the model. These factors will be identified through qualitative studies with the key players (i.e. academics, information professionals, digital library technical designers and students). The model will be iteratively developed and later evaluated for correctness by some of the key players. So far a preliminary literature review has been done to locate related work and identify knowledge gaps. In addition, a pilot study has been carried out and identified some temporal factors that will be pursued further in the proposed study.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 28730
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISSN
  • 1937-7266
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Not SetNot SetOpen University CREET studentship
  • Extra Information
  • Published in the Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, Volume 5, Issue 3, Winter 2009, ISSN 1937-7266
  • Keywords
  • digital library design; collaborative digital library designs; digital libraries in higher education; participatory design; cross-cultural digital libraries; African context of use
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2009 The Author
  • Depositing User
  • Pauline Ngimwa