ERIC Number: ED248852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Support Applications in Secondary Schools. Trial Report.
Angle Park Computing Centre (Australia).
A relational database management system, Query-by-Example, was installed on an IBM 4331 system and tested in 10 schools in the Angle Park School district over a 1-year period to determine whether this system would provide the schools with the means for effectively processing the information essential for running the individual schools and providing support for curriculum activities. Enhanced by local software for input and output tailoring, the general purpose software package acted as an umbrella under which all applications were run. Each school was required to decide what information would be stored, what processing would be performed, and the nature of the reports to be produced; the computing center provided the necessary tools and all of the other data processing functions required in an administrative system. School information was stored in tables with the capability of linking or relating data from one table with data in other tables. The concept appeared to offer a very promising blend of schools' control of their own data processing and the professional computer functions being carried out by a central data processing facility. This report includes descriptions of the experiences of the individual schools and appendices containing sample formats for user tables, a query list, and sample report printouts. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Angle Park Computing Centre (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia