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Student-Focused Modules within Student Management Systems in Australian Secondary Schools

Student-Focused Modules within Student Management Systems in Australian Secondary Schools
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Author(s): Mensur Cehic (Monash University, Australia) and Lindsay Smith (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch104
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

The application of technology in the secondary education sector has come a long way since the early nineties. Schools no longer just have a library system but depend on entire Student Management Systems (SMS) - systems that allow efficient everyday processes such as basic student information retrieval and entry, subject details, scheduling, attendance and grading to occur. Students, as the main beneficiaries, are left with less sophisticated non-curriculum based use of such systems, prompting many questions about the quality of current SMS capabilities in terms of students’ self-assessment. This pilot study looks closely at the adequacy of support for student feedback within student modules and implements some of the findings in a student-focused prototype system. Despite limitations in student participation-level and design research, this study can effectively apply to any future advancement in such modules.

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