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- ItemSocial media and Social Transformation in Uganda‘s families(African Research and Documentation, 2016) Kaddu, Sarah; Mukasa, GeoffreyThe development and application of social media, has transformed Ugandan social life. Transformations are seen in the way Ugandans are socializing with one another and in the way families utilize their free time. Through a questionnaire survey, and interviews the paper examines the way technology development is transforming the social family cycle in Uganda. It further examines the challenges faced by families as a result of application of social media. Finally the paper proposes strategies of solving the challenges. This paper will benefit Ugandans and the people beyond, the researchers and educational administrators including the proponents of social media.
- ItemNREN Network Security: A case study of Uganda Christian University ICT Infrastructure(2013) Matsiko, Perez; Kiden, SarahThe long wait for high speed access to the Internet is finally coming to an end. National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are being connected to the rest of the world through high speed fiber optic cables. This paper focuses on NREN security with Uganda Christian University (UCU) as a case study. It discusses how regional and national reseach and education networks will signifiantly lower bandwidth costs for the member institutions. It goes ahead to discuss the initial UCU ICT infrastructure, security practices and implementation, and then suggest recommendations based on lessons learnt and experiences.
- ItemOralture on twin rituals among Jopadhola of Uganda(Academic Journals, 2016-05) Owor, Joseph Jakisa; Naula, MaryThe purpose of this study was to identify and critically analyze the oralture products associated with rituals concerning twins among the Jopadhola of Uganda. The study had the following objectives: to establish the successive stages in the life of twins among the Jopadhola and the rituals which accompany them; establish the nature or categories and functions of the oralture produced around these rituals; and establish the content and the literary features of these oralture products. The study used a qualitative approach, involving observation and verbal interviews with twenty seven respondents. The researchers listened to songs in response to the designed interview schedule. The findings reveal that oralture around rituals concerning twins among the Jopadhola are rich in literary features like imagery, kenning, personification, metaphors, symbols, satire, hyperbole, repetition, similes and structure with numerous functions, categories and features that pertain to them. Songs proved to be more utilized than all other literary products and the least used are the sayings and folktales.