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Title: Using web technology to reduce data problems in student information system for Malaysian secondary schools
Authors: Tee, Keok Kwee
Keywords: Web technology
Malaysian secondary schools
Students’ data management system
Student Information System
Sistem Maklumat Murid
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University Malaya
Abstract: Managing student data is done either manually or by computerised systems in Malaysian Secondary Schools. The computerised systems that are currently being used are stand alone systems. Student Information System or in the Malay language is known as Sistem Maklumat Murid (SMM), is the main system used for recording students’ personal data. Problems exist in which extra time is needed to obtain, check and retype the data. The first objective of this research is to report on the current status of the students’ data management system in Malaysian secondary schools. The second objective is to report on the strengths and weaknesses of SMM. In order to assist in achieving the objectives, four research questions were used to guide the study. This study employs a survey method in which 128 teachers from 32 out of the 94 secondary schools situated in Kuala Lumpur were involved in the survey. Purposive sampling was used to access a particular subset of teachers. Interviews were used to collect data in order to achieve the first objective, while data for achieving the second objective was collected through questionnaires and interviews. The results of the survey revealed that the majority of respondents agreed that the students’ personal data kept in SMM is redundant, inaccurate, outdated and incomplete. Therefore, a prototype of Web-based Student Information System was developed to reduce data problems as mentioned. This system uses client-server architecture which allows for stakeholders who have access to the system to easily update and verify data. Database tables are also designed to minimize data redundancy. Initial evaluation by users indicated that this system is useful and user friendly. Future research is also recommended to enhance the system.
Description: Dissertation (M.I.T.) -- Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Universiti Malaya, 2010.
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/973
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