Abstract:

The project is aimed at developing a utility application that can enhance the teaching-learning curve in an institution. It further gives the students an opportunity to improve their research abilities in a particular subject area. The knowledge zone system will provide file upload and publish content option. This application is intended to develop the research skills of the stakeholders such as, faculties and the students. Administrator creates the master data which initiates the system, and enables the users to use the system. Users at different levels register with the system to post their articles on a particular subject with the keywords and also the subject related details. The Search feature will be enabled based on the keywords / authors and the article titles. Search can also be done based on the dates of the articles posted. This further can be complemented with a blog facility/option wherein users of the system can review the articles posted and add their point of view on the specified topic. This enables to group all the related information on a specific topic/subject area thus creating a knowledge base for the benefit of all the users concerned

Modules:

Admin: System will have a separate admin or it can be HOD. Will approve student and faculty registrations. Will post the initial master data like categories, sub-categories, topics, description and related information for added topics. Once the content or information for a topic is published, it can be viewed by students and faculty both. Admin will also manage permission which will allow publishing content to the portal. If permission is provided to publish then a logged in student or faculty can publish content for a topic. Admin will also review the content and topics that are published by logged in users and once admin approves it, they are available for viewers in the portal.

Article Module: This Module will be used by admin and other logged in users to publish their own content for different topics. Articles once published will be forwarded to admin and they will be approved for viewer availability.

Dashboard: It will basically be the front end frame which will showcase the latest published topics and show a link which when clicked will open the content for the topic. It will be the catchy responsive part of the portal which actually will have search option too for searching specific topics. Topics that are shown in the dashboard (latest ones) will also show info related to the author who published it and publication date. It will also have download option which will allow content download for the selected topic.

Features In the system:

  • The option will be provided in the portal to like a published content.
  • The option will be provided to comment on a published content.
  • Share option will be provided for the posts that have been posted to the system by admin and faculty.

User Types: Admin / Faculty / Student / HOD

Technology to Use:

Design and Markup

– HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & jQuery for markup, design and interaction behaviour
– AngularJS will be used for making the site responsive and secured as per scripting is concerned.

Server side language (anyone can be used depending upon your preference)
– PHP (Core PHP or any framework like CakePHP, Phalcon or Laravel)
OR
– C# and Asp (with a bootstrap framework or DNN skin)

Database Software (anyone can be used depending upon your preference and server setup)
– MySQL
– SQL Server

Hardware Requirements:

Intel Core processor
RAM 4GB and Above
HDD 100 GB Hard Disk Space and Above
64 or 32 bit OS Windows 8 and above