SIMPBOARD –A MONGODB IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMPLIFIED ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION DISSEMINATION IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

  • AE Ibor DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, CROSS RIVER UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CALABAR, NIGERIA
  • KE Eyong DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, CROSS RIVER UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CALABAR, NIGERIA
  • EB Edim DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE. NIGERIA
Keywords: information exchange, bulletin board, electronic presence, computer-mediated communication, MongoDB

Abstract

Information dissemination is a key concern for most tertiary institutions. While information is relevant for the day-to-day running of a tertiary institution, the rightful information, sometimes, is not available for the appropriate decisions to be taken.  The practice, in some institutions, is the use of wooden notice boards for making information available to the academic community.   In many cases, such means of information broadcasting has been found to be inefficient, and largely a component of physical presence.  However, electronic presence is becoming more and more acceptable for spreading information. To this effect, this paper will discuss the design and implementation of a simplified online bulletin board system called SIMPBOARD that can be accessed through the web browser of a computer or smart phone. Furthermore, the system will allow for anywhere access to bulletins, and possible archiving of same, for reference purposes, through the use of Mongo DB with Meteor JS Framework.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v36i3.32

Published
2017-06-30
Section
Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering

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eISSN: 2467-8821
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