ERIC Number: ED411580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Better Student Tracking Systems.
Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
The Further Education (FE) sector in the United Kingdom has devoted time, energy, and resources in recent years to the development and improvement of information systems known as management-information systems. This report presents the findings of a research project on the use of management-information systems in student tracking. The project was established and funded by the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) and the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) in response to demand from colleges in the FE sector. The project sought to develop a model that colleges could use when specifying software to track students' progress. The model accounts for student mobility, prior learning, credit accumulation and transfer, and records of achievement. The report also offers recommendations for sector institutions, the FEFC, software suppliers, and FEDA. Proposals for the next phase of the project are outlined. The research reflects the move from gathering global information about student populations toward gathering information about and for individuals. Ten figures are included. Appendices contain a list of project team members, case studies, a bibliography of 15 references, and a glossary. (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Colleges, Computer Software, Database Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Student Records
Further Education Development Agency (FEDA), Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England, United Kingdom; World Wide Web: http://feda.ac.uk
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom