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ERIC Number: EJ1135341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Streamlining the Capstone Process: A Time-Saving Approval System for Graduate Theses/Projects
Grooms, James; Kline, Douglas; Cummings, Jeffrey
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n4 p81-96 Jul 2016
Capstones have become an integral part of many information systems programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the challenges can be tracking the process from the start of the capstone to completion. This paper describes the analysis, design and implementation of a web application for the approval workflow of a master's program in information systems. The system replaces a paper form based process that was confusing, time-consuming, and error-prone. The system uses asynchronous JavaScript, responsive design, and clickable email links to provide a native-like look-and-feel on mobile devices, and reduce approval time. Student statuses are stored in a relational database, and program-level reports are provided for administrative decision making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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