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DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT PORTAL

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By: THE AXIS GROUP

AXIS GROUP MEMBERS:
1. Denis M. Kimathi-07-0762
2. Irene Kimacia-07-1656
3. Catherine Njoki-07-0112
4. Jackie Rono-07-1213
5. Dzame Dallu-07-1473
6. Arufeni Kidong-07-1067

For a long time Daystar University students have gone without a common website on which they could communicate and interact with each other and their lecturers. However, thing have changed thanks to the new Daystar Students portal.

So what is a portal?

There is no common agreement as to what a portal is. Many point out that the word portal means doorway, to say something like a huge Cathedral.

But what is a student portal?

A student portal is an online gateway where students can log into a school website to access important program information. Portals are commonly used in colleges and universities and contain information and updates that is readily available to a large number of students. Departments of education sometimes also use portals to direct students to educational resources for fun and learning.

The Daystar University Student’s Portal is located at:

www.daystar.ac.ke/studentportal

Below are screenshots of the portal


 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Functions of a student portal
Student portals contain information on
• Courses offered
• Transcripts
• E-mail programs
• Timetables
• And exam schedules.

A portal may also offer links to useful web resources such as research tools and online journals.

Some of the benefits of an online portal will among others include:• A reduction in printing costs as all the information students require will be on the portal.

• It will also make it easier for students to access important information from anywhere, at any time of day.

The portal comes in very late, as the technology to make such a portal has been available for over a decade now. Institutions of higher learning have been using portals ever since the internet was invented. But as they say, it’s better late than never.

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Written by broadcastjournalism467

December 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Posted in Final Projects

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