About DataZone | Virtual Library
DataZone is a virtual library of educational material (digital books, audio & video files, etc.) that is accessible to students subscribed to the service free of charge. Our objective is to facilitate the task of finding course material and creating a more vibrant learning experience for university students in Africa.
The benefit for the students is having an archive of educational material available to them right on campus and free of charge. This saves them the effort and expenditure in having to obtain this material from internet cafes. Also, by providing this virtual library over a virtual on-campus network, we are able to provide much faster download speeds thus increasing productivity time for the students.
Over the past three months, we’ve developed the system that will power DataZone keeping in close company with student union representatives from the University of Buea and the University of Technology. We have a small number of test members from these institutions who visit ActivSpaces, use the library and give us feedback to guide us in fully addressing the course resources problems that students face on a daily basis.
The DataZone team is in preparations to launch a prototype of the virtual library on the University of Buea campus. We’re looking forward to reporting on the progress made so stay tuned!