This project was centered on web enabled visual basic online tutorial. The current process of teaching and learning is being done
manually and due to this procedure the learning process is slow and not encouraging. A design was taken to computerized the manual
process in order to check this problem. The problems were identified after series of interviews and examination of documents after which
analysis was made and a computerized procedure recommended. This project will also suggest how to successfully implement the
computerized procedure and to overcome the obstacle that would hinder the successful implementation of the system. The new system
features for developing online based applications.
Visual basic (VB) is the third generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from
Microsoft for its programming model. Visual basic is also considered as a relative easy to learn and use programming language, because of
its graphic development features and basic heritage. Visual basic was derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development
(RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications access to database using Data Access objects, Data objects, or active data objects and
creation of active X controls and objects.
With every little effort, the programmer can design a screen that holds standard windows elements such as command buttons, check
boxes, option buttons, text boxes and list boxes. Each of these windows objects operators as expected, producing a “standard” windows
Visual basic is easy to learn, which makes it an excellent tool for understanding elementary programming concepts. In addition, it has
evolved into such a powerful and popular product that skilled visual basic programmers are in demand in the job market.
The purpose of this project topic on design and implementation of a web enabled visual basic tutorial is to present to student with a big
picture on visual basic online teaching or tutorial so that students of Federal Polytechnic Nekede can be able to go the website and learn
the application of VB and its importance to human existence. It enables the students to learn at their own pace.
In this chapter, we begin with a discussion of how the design of website on visual basic tutorial has traditionally been driven by the role
they play and the services they provide. The problem of designing this website in order to provide services like learning and teaching are
also considered. The general discussion of the designation of website on visual basic tutorial and the essential function they provide must
be presented in this project.
Visual basic enables an individual to program easily. It is an object oriented programming language. It has tool bars, properties and other
main menu that helps to create a beautiful project outlook.
Here is an example of the language: code snippet that displays a message box “hello world” as the window forms load.
Private sub form load ()
‘Execute a simple message box that will say “Hello world”
Msgbox “hello world”
1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Imo state of Nigeria Edict No 16b of 1978 established the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri twenty nine years ago. It took o at its
temporary site at the premises if the government Technical College (GTC) Owerri in the same year following the take over of the institution
by Federal Government with eect from First January 1993, the name of the institution was again changed to the Federal Polytechnic
Nekede, Owerri. As regulated by the federal Polytechnic Act (Cap 139) of 1979. the functions are to provide full time or part time courses of
institution and training to arrange conferences, seminar and study groups relative to the various fields of learning and to perform such
functions as in the opinion of the governing council, that they may serve to promote the objectives for which it was established, it adopted
the motto “knowledge and skill for service” right from its inception in 1978.
The polytechnic has recorded such achievement as in academic programmes; it started with nine programmes houses in three schools
with all commenced at the National Diploma level. Today there are 25 programmes distributed in the five schools. All the programmes
with the exception of one being mass communication have been accredited up to the Higher National Diploma.
In addition, they also oer evening programmes courses and weekend programmes courses.
In other words, this project case study will be centered on school of engineering, computer science precisely.