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Information Technology in Educational Management - Adrie J. Visscher

Information Technology in Educational Management

By: Adrie J. Visscher (Editor), Phil Wild (Editor), A. C. W. Fung (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2001
ISBN: 9780792370741
Number Of Pages: 200

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Although a few books are available on the use of computers in the school office, this book is the first one addressing the topic of computer-assisted school information systems (SISs) for an international audience, based on both practical and scientific international collaborative research.
This book:

  • analyzes the nature of SISs, their intended benefits and history;
  • presents the development strategies and the characteristics of three SISs that are widely used in various parts of the world;
  • reviews what has been learned from the research over the last decade to inform successful design and implementation of SISs;
  • presents exciting perspectives on the future of SISs from experts, vendors, and users; and
  • reflects on what needs to be done to promote the full utilization of SISs by clerical and managerial school staff through better system design, user support, and continuing research.
The book has been written for an international audience of students, researchers, system designers and implementers, practitioners and policy-makers in developing as well as in developed countries. It will also be of benefit to professionals in the field of school administration and school management to help them promote better use of SIS in their own context by learning from the experience of others.

Industry Reviews

`... the publication of Information Technology in Educational Management fills a significant need in the field. [...] the authors have succeeded in producing a comprehensive, well-researcged, and conceptually well-integrated book that synthesizes the current state of research and knowledge in the field of computer-assisted SIS and contributes a great deal to our understanding of the field. ...very useful textbook and reference source for academic researchers and students. I would also recommend it as essential reading for designers of school information systems, who would benefit from the educational perspective often missing in technical designs.' Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 3:1 (2003)

List of Acronyms
Introduction to the nature of computer-assisted school information systems
Computer-assisted school information systems: the concepts, intended benefits, and stages of development
The commercially developed SIMS from a humble beginning
SAMS in Hong Kong: a centrally developed SIS for primary and secondary schools
MUSAC in New Zealand: from grass roots to system-wide in a decade
Design and implementation of school information systems - Learning from experience
A holistic view of SISs as an innovation and the factors determining success
Design strategies
Imperatives for successful implementation of school information systems
Future directions
The future of school information systems
Conclusions, reflections and the road ahead
Appendix: SAMS Questionnaire
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ISBN: 9780792370741
ISBN-10: 0792370740
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48