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IJEEEE 2016 Vol.6(1): 27-39 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2016.6.1.27-39

Designing a Business Model for Online Education Resources and e-Learning Implementation in a Developing Country: Case of Tanzania

Patrick .D. Kihoza, Irina Zlotnikova, Joseph Kizito Bada, Khamisi Kalegele
Abstract—This paper presents a business model for the ICT in education projects implementation. Using a design-research approach, we analyzed cases of the Online Resources and eLearning Implementation (OREI) framework that we developed. After the theoretical background, we discussed the proposed framework and a set of steps to guide the implementation. We formulated the framework practices and the levels of implementation precedencies using Matlab tools, and used Unified Modeling Language (UML) artifacts to present a business model for planning, implementation, and evaluation for the framework. A total of seven key components of 1) Government support, 2) infrastructures deployment, 3) technology enhancement, 4) training and recruitment of users and experts, 5) policies and guidelines, 6) stakeholders’ participation, and 7) the monitoring and evaluation for acceptability, performance, and usability were discussed. Finally, we present a conceptual block diagram of the OREI framework business model to illustrate its validity on the enhancement of the ICT projects in education.

Index Terms—E-learning planning, online education resources, business model, digital contents, Tanzania.

Patrick .D. Kihoza and Khamisi Kalegele are with Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania (email: kihozap@nm-aist.ac.tz).
Irina Zlotnikova is with Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Palapye, Botswana.
Joseph Kizito Bada is with Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda.

Cite: Patrick .D. Kihoza, Irina Zlotnikova, Joseph Kizito Bada, Khamisi Kalegele, "Designing a Business Model for Online Education Resources and e-Learning Implementation in a Developing Country: Case of Tanzania," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 27-39, 2016.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, INSPEC (IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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