A Matter of Necessity: Implementing Web-Based Subject Administration

A Matter of Necessity: Implementing Web-Based Subject Administration

Paul Darbyshire (Victoria University of Technology, Australia) and Andrew Wenn (Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-72-8.ch008
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The WWW is a resource of enormous potential for education. The use of this resource for presentation of learning materials is well documented (Alexander 1996; Darbyshire and Wenn 1996; Freeman 1997), but the Web can also provide versatility and be of great benefit to subject administrators. By exploiting the Web’s distributed nature and platform independence, a subject administrator can provide better service to students and at the same time increase the flexibility and efficiency with which some of the more mundane administration tasks are performed. In this chapter, we describe the design and development of a Web Based Learning Administration (WBLA) system initially developed to complement work we began on Web Based Learning (Darbyshire and Wenn 1996a). This project became a matter of necessity because of the multi-campus nature of our university. In the background section, information is given on subject management, Web based administration, Victoria University of Technology and a survey of similar work undertaken by others. A development framework and a model are then discussed. The details of the architecture of the of the WBLA system project we are building and security are discussed in the next section. A detailed description of the system is given and related to the model previously presented. Some responses to a trial of the system are given and future enhancements we envisage are presented in the final section.

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Chapter 1
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Nancy Herman
During the past two decades, advances in computer technologies combined with telecommunication technologies have lead to the development of the... Sample PDF
Web-Enabled Technologies Assessment and Management: Critical Issues
Chapter 2
Nancy L. Russo
The use of the Internet, and the World Wide Web in particular, has grown at a phenomenal rate. The Internet, the world’s largest computer network... Sample PDF
Developing Applications for the Web: Exploring Differences between Traditional and World Wide Web Application Development
Chapter 3
Ming-te Lu, W. L. Yeung
An ever-increasing number of businesses have established Web sites to engage in commercial activities today, forming the so-called Web-based... Sample PDF
Planning for Effectiveness Web-Based Commerce Application Development
Chapter 4
Mathew J. Klempa
This chapter presents a perspective on web technologies acquisition, utilization, organization change and transformation grounded in Gidden’s theory... Sample PDF
Managing Web Technologies Acquisition, Utilization and Organization Change: Understanding Sociocognitive Processual Dynamics
Chapter 5
Arno Scharl
Web-enabled standard software for electronic commerce incorporating adaptive components will reduce the barriers between productive data processing... Sample PDF
The Five Stages of Customizing Web-Based Mass Information Systems
Chapter 6
Dirk Vriens, Paul Hendriks
It is often claimed that the Internet and associated technologies have paved the way for new types of businesses, new types of consumer behavior... Sample PDF
Viability through Web-Enabled Technologies
Chapter 7
World Wide Wait  (pages 146-161)
Fui Hoon Nah, Kihyun Kim
The explosive popularity of the World Wide Web (WWW) is the biggest event in the Internet era. Since its public introduction in 1991, WWW has become... Sample PDF
World Wide Wait
Chapter 8
Paul Darbyshire, Andrew Wenn
The WWW is a resource of enormous potential for education. The use of this resource for presentation of learning materials is well documented... Sample PDF
A Matter of Necessity: Implementing Web-Based Subject Administration
Chapter 9
Tammy Whalen, David Wright
The Web has had a major impact on how corporate training departments manage employee training. The evolution of computers and networks allows... Sample PDF
Web-Based Competency and Training Management Systems for Distance Learning
Chapter 10
Sherif Kamel
The information and communication technologies have had remarkable impacts worldwide on the emergence of a number of trends and applications... Sample PDF
Electronic Commerce in Egypt
Chapter 11
Mahesh S. Raisinghani, David Baker
Studies have shown that people remember 20 percent of what they see, 40 percent of what they see and hear, and 70 percent of what they see, hear... Sample PDF
Managing the Business of Web-Enabled Education and Training: A Framework and Case Studies for Replacing Blackboards with Browsers for Distance Learning
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