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Implementation of online notice boards as an alternative to location based physical notice boards.

Motsa, Menzi Walter (2013) Implementation of online notice boards as an alternative to location based physical notice boards.. Technical Report CS13-03-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

For so long, many institutions, especially academic ones, have been throttled to posting notice messages physically up at a notice board. Besides the low audience that this method has often seen, the notices suffer from staleness and non-portability. In an attempt to solve these problems, several notice broadcasting techniques around the globe have been tested. These may include electronic screens, which may solve all but the latter problem: portability. Upon implementing a sample website at which students could post and delete online notices, It has been realized that a greater majority of participants are in fact interested in using this form of the notice board. Furthermore, they were pleased with the potential that it carried. However, the fact that using expensive INTERNET quota each time a notice was to be viewed remained a major concern with this model.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:online noticeboards
Subjects:A General Literature: A.0 GENERAL
ID Code:882
Deposited By:Motsa Mvulane, Menzi Walter
Deposited On:03 August 2013