INTRODUCTION aproperties and equipments reseration portal utilizing sms notification for national university The pace of change brought about by new technologies has had a significant effect on the way people live and work worldwide. New and emerging technologies challenge the traditional process of teaching and learning, and the way education is managed. Information technology, while an important area of study in its own right, is having a major impact across all curriculum areas. Easy worldwide communication provides instant access to a vast array of data, challenging assimilation and assessment skills. Rapid communication, plus increased access to IT at home, at work, and in educational establishments, could mean that learning becomes a truly lifelong activity—an activity in which the pace of technological change forces constant evaluation of the learning process itself. The primary importance of information technology in education is that various learning resources can be accessed instantly, by students as well as teachers, at their convenience. Learners can also adopt multimedia approach and collaborative learning. Information Technology aids plenty of resources to enhance the teaching skills and learning ability. With the help of IT now it is easy to provide audio visual education. The learning resources are being widens and widen. Now with this vivid and vast technique as part of the IT curriculum, learners are encouraged to regard computers as tools to be used in all aspects of their studies. In particular, they need to make use of the new multimedia technologies to communicate ideas, describe projects, and order information in their work. Audio-Visual Education, planning, preparation, and use of devices and materials that involve sight, sound, or both, for educational purposes. However not all individuals have an instant access to these resources. They are required to have a reservation for them to avail their needed equipment. Like for instance, in schools and universities it takes time to borrow specific equipment with respect to the availability and number of equipment. A reservation process that is being done manually is always implemented in the premise for the community to attend their needs. In this way, students can access educational equipment for them to maximize their learning as well as share their knowledge to each other. Inevitably, reservation process has its own advantage and disadvantages. Focusing on disadvantages, the very common of these are; availability of the equipment, number and condition of the equipment and conflict time schedules. These discrepancies slow down reservation process. Since it is usually done manually, it consumes a lot of time for the person in charge as well as the students. Making good use of technology simplifies our work in a more conventional way. In order for us to make good use of our time, faster and secure way is being offered. Instead of doing the process manually, we suggest to do it in a more systematic way. We propose an efficient and well organize portal reservation system that enables a user to schedule borrowing and inquiry of educational equipment as well as school facilities for educational purposes using their laptop and mobile phones via SMS (Short Message Service) provided with a user account. In this way, technology is being applied; we can do equipment and school facilities security and availability checking, real-time updating and time slot search capability online. With the application of the proposed system, various learning resources can be accessed instantly, by students as well as teachers, at their convenience. Background of the study
Our university is currently using a manual reservation procedure, from the borrowing of educational equipment like LCD projector, stereo speaker and other related audio-visual tools. Even the usage of school facilities for educational purposes like the canteen, the amphitheater, function rooms and other...
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