INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A TOOL FOR NARRATIVES PRESERVATION IN NIGERIA

Oveh, R.O and Aziken, G.O

Abstract

Narratives define us as a people. Though it has gone through different evolution with time, its importance cannot be overemphasized. It is rich in morals, values and culture, which necessitates the need to transfer it through generations. Though its richness, its practice is fading away in this age of information technology as people prefer to entertain their children with mobile phones, cartoons and cable T.V than narratives. Using quantitative method, this paper determined Nigerians knowledge of narratives, and their willingness to practice and transfer same to the next generation. A web application was designed for Nigerian narratives and evaluated using usability testing. The result showed that the Nigeria web app is effective, efficient and satisfactory. Read full PDF

Keywords: Narratives, evolution, information technology, preservation

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