Advances in Technology for Education

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1. S. Arunkumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications Adhiparasakthi Engineering College Melmaruvathur 603 319 .Email :

Abstract- With the rise of small and easy-to-use applications (commonly known as “Apps”) created by the popularity of the iPhone comes many things to learn from and integrate into website design. One of these new capabilities is to be able to store information locally so the user is able to access their information while they don’t have access to the Internet (aka “offline access”). A side benefit is that there’s no need to re-download things that don’t change, like a downloadable app, so it’s a much faster user experience. This is also great for those that have Internet access, but for one reason or another is slower than usual. To help speed up the adoption of this technology is the increase of Internet enabled portable devices and computers being used along with the increase of websites that provide software as a web service. Software as a service is where a more traditional program that you download to your computer has been converted into a Web site. It still offers the same capabilities in addition to being able to access the same information from anywhere that has internet connectivity. Offline access is new and isn’t yet supported by the majority of Web browsers that people use. So there’s something that’s lost in the process of turning a program into an online application at the moment, and that’s the ability to access the information without internet connectivity. Once the offline access capability is more ubiquitous, you will be able to see this feature being offered by more and more Web sites. It bridges the gap between the benefits of a program that you download and an online application. Keywords- HTML, Web pages, Home page, Library.


When the task was assigned to me and given a month time to finish the software development, I was stunned. Being a academician and no idea of software development how I am going to finish the job. I was breaking the head and after two days I got the logic. Once I got the logic I started designing the webpages. In case of online access internet accessing time will be waste, but in case of offline access internet time will be saved and it will be cost effective. Being a college more than 2500 persons will access our college digital library. Being a budding talented engineers students will access more and more journals will be downloaded in all the machines. This will created enormous wastage of memory in all the machines. The maintenance will take time.

In this paper I am going to share the experience of how I developed the software for Central Library. A software is developed for accesing the server through offline. Our college is planned to buy a IEEE online journals. Single user access is Rs.5,00,000/. Multiuser access is Rs.15,00,000/-. We bought single user and myself developed a software for accessing the server downloaded pages in offline mode. I saved Rs.10,00,000/- to our college.

Tasks and Activities:
For every problem there will be a solution. So instead of worrying I start thinking about the solution. I got the solution of accessing the other machines in the network from the command prompt. Implemented that concept in webpages. Through offline access all the informations are downloaded and stored in a single machine which is nothing but a server. So deputing only one staff member for downloading the papers and articles from IEEE journals and dumped it one server. Rest of the students are allowed to access that particular machine with the rest of the machines.

Software Size and Reuse Estimating:

I have developed the software for one department. For example if I developed the sotware for Master of Computer Application department. The same code I...
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