My assignment at VVOB Cambodia is to improve a digital clearinghouse, krou.org. "Krou" is Khmer for teacher. The clearinghouse will be a website where teachers can download materials for their classes, as well as upload their own materials and lesson plans. The main purpose of my work is to improve the functionality of this Joomla-based site and to provide documentation.
Improvements to the site's functionality involve a new tag based search functionality to replace the old folder based search and administrator tools for more efficient management of the site. These improvements are realized using existing Joomla extensions or editing the PHP files that make up these extensions.
The documentation contains both end-user manuals and a complete analysis of the site's back-end. This will be crucial because the VVOB plans to hand control of the site over to MoEYS (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport). At the end of my work placement, I will be giving trainings to teachers and to the site administrators on how to use the new functionality as efficiently as possible.
If you want to cite this thesis in your own thesis, paper, or report, use this format (APA):
SCHAESSENS, T. (2010). Krou.org, a digital clearinghouse for Cambodian teachers.
Unpublished thesis, Xios, IWT.