In general the website is still basic and can be further improved by incorporating advance features. There are also some content errors. For example, some lecturers profile information were not correct. The Webmaster needs to collect updated staff information from each School. Course Information for courses offered by each School seem to show some old courses that were no longer being offered
Here are some suggestions that need to be considered to further improve the website.The University has an Intranet for staff and students to use. It exists on the local area network and provides resources and relevant tools for authorized users. It is essential that the intranet is integrated with the main website so that Open College Staff and students can be able to utilize the same services as their colleagues at the main campus regardless of the location. The users(students and staff) can easily login using their usernames and passwords via the UPNG Website in order to utilize the services provided by the Intranet.
Other important tool that is utilized by overseas universities is the Assignment Submission and Tracking System. This system can be incorporated into the University's website to allow students to submit their assignments electronically. This system is useful because students can be able to track the progress of their submitted papers and the estimated time that the lecturer will return the marked papers back to them. This system will greatly assist Open College students (Distance Education) to easily submit their assignments via a secure system. They can be able to print out the progress report of their submitted assignments.
The University of Papua New Guinea Information Technology Services should be applauded for designing and publishing of the University's new website. Though, the website lacks many advance features, it is a very big improvement from the old static website that was a laughing stock of the wider community.