Design and development of Harare Institute of Technology Alumni System

Authors : Clever Ngoya; Eng.T. Magadza

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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This survey paper outlines and discusses the design and development of an alumni system meant to promote the interaction of the alumni itself as well as the linkage of the alumni to the Harare Institute of Technology. The proposed system to be developed is a mobile phoned based interaction that enables the building of relationships amongst the alumni and Harare Institute of Technology. Literature surveyed indicate that in most situations alumni systems are basically databases of the graduates without a connection linking the graduates themselves as well the universities. More so, with the ever evolving information communication technologies, hardware and software included, alumni interaction and linkages are enhanced for the better on real time basis. The development and the design of the alumni system emanating thereof is anchored on a three tier methodological process. Lecturers were consulted as part of the expert opinion survey. Guided interviews were held with graduates who constitute the alumni to harness their knowledge as inspired by both university learning and work experience. Online sources such journals and blogs were studied as a way to benchmark and inspire the design of the Harare Institute of Technology Alumni interface platform. The system was designed using flutter framework. Through this alumni system users are able to register, login and update their respective profiles. Furthermore, the alumni system connects the alumni themselves permitting user to follow each other as they update and post their occupational experiences, share skills and make recommendations whenever necessary. The use of mobile based alumni technology has the potential to promote professional knowledge sharing for the benefit of both the individual members and the university which they came through.

Keywords : Alumni System, Mobile Application.


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