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Management of Education in the Information Age

The Role of ICT IFIP TC3 / WG3.7 Fifth Working Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management (ITEM 2002) August 18–22, 2002, Helsinki, Finland

  • Ian D. Selwood
  • Alex C. W. Fung
  • Christopher D. O’Mahony
Conference proceedings ITEM 2002

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Management of Education in the Information Age

    1. Ian D. Selwood, Alex C. W. Fung, Christopher D. O’Mahony
      Pages 1-7
  3. ICT for Managing Student Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Christopher Thorn
      Pages 21-30
  4. ICT for Managing Educational Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Adrie Visscher, Phil Wild, Debbi Smith
      Pages 33-45
    3. Coach Kereteletswe, Ian Selwood
      Pages 47-61
    4. Arthur Tatnall, Allan Pitman
      Pages 73-82
    5. Bill Davey, Arthur Tatnall
      Pages 83-91
    6. Marko Bajec, Viljan Mahnič, Marjan Krisper
      Pages 93-101
  5. The Management of E-Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Alex Fung, Jenilyn Ledesma
      Pages 105-117
    3. Rima Abdallah, Abdelmalek Benzekri, Ali El Hajj, Ibrahim Moukarzel
      Pages 119-127
    4. Mario Marrero, Celso Perdomo, Jorge Rodríguez, Antonio González
      Pages 129-138
  6. ICT Training for Educational Professionals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Christopher O’Mahony
      Pages 141-154
    3. Maureen Lambert, Patrick Nolan
      Pages 167-180

About these proceedings


At two previous conferences of Working Group 3. 7, the evaluation of the implementation of computerised school information systems (SISs) in Hong Kong and The Netherlands were presented. Here, we will present the results of similar research in England. The rationale for these studies was to fill the gap in our knowledge on this important type of computer use in schools, and, by that, to gain insight into the factors that prove to promote successful SIS­ implementation. In England SIMS (School Information Management System) has the largest market share of computerised school administration systems. SIMS is a modular but integrated system in that once entered, data is available between modules. Briefly, SIMS consists of about twenty modules that support the work of clerical staff and school managers and teachers (for details see Wild & Walker 2001). 2. RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK The following questions were addressed: - The extent of, and ways in which SIMS was used in schools; - The user opinion on the quality of SIMS; The nature and effects of the implementation process, and the characteristics of the schools into which SIMS was introduced; - Factors affecting the degree of SIMS use. The variables relating to the above issues that were investigated in this study fell into five distinct categories according to Visscher's model (see Figure 1), i. e. , features of SIMS use, the implementation process, school organisation, and the intendedlunintended effects. The study assumed possible interrelationships between all these variable groups.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian D. Selwood
    • 1
  • Alex C. W. Fung
    • 2
  • Christopher D. O’Mahony
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityChina
  3. 3.The Royal High SchoolBathUK

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