ERIC Number: ED347634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Restructuring Student Data into Useful Information through Computerization.
Gross, Gay Ann
Outcomes of a project that implemented a management information system to effectively gather and record student data are presented in this practicum report. The project, implemented in the adult education department of a community college and its various offcampus locations, consisted of three components: a BASIC program to calculate students' time cards; an attendance spreadsheet; and a database to record all data. A manual was also developed and aides were trained to implement the program. Evaluation was based on interviews conducted with the supervisor and administrators; comparison of recorded data; and questionnaires administered to 2 administrators, 38 teachers, and 11 aides. All administrators and aides and all but 16 teachers responded to the survey. The project met five out of eight of its objectives, which included greater assistance in obtaining detailed student information, a reduction in paperwork, the aides' acquisition of a new management information system skill, improved accuracy of student records, and decreased calculation time. Appendices contain the computer project components, a spreadsheet printout, student registration and data forms, a copy of the manual, and the questionnaire with a summary report. (18 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum report, Nova University.