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Analysis of an information network model for education management and development in Srilanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr.Vatcharaporn Esichaikul (Chairman) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Dentcho N Batanov (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Lal. Samarakoon (Member) en_US
dc.contributor.author Marambage, P. H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:43:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:43:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT RSPR no.IM-05-03 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/444
dc.description 85 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Organizations today are facing changing business/management conditions due to increasingly complex user demands, rise of the knowledge economy and advances in information communication technologies. It is generally accepted that one way of surviving this inter-organizational innovation of information networks is to acquire core competencies. More importantly, organizations need to maintain critical applications that effectively meet the information needs of the users, from decision support systems to enterprise resource planning and accounting applications. Therefore, an information network is needed to support an organization’s Management Information System. Today, it is widely recognized that an information system is essential for the management and development of the Education sector of Sri Lanka. The Ministry of Education has already taken steps to establish such an information system. The present study reviews the status of the current system and assesses the needs of the users in the sector. In particular, it analyses the existing information system environment and its IT framework. Based on the users’ needs, this study proposes an upgraded Education Information Management System (EMIS) and identifies the relevant hardware and software development activities. Furthermore, an information network model and information modules are proposed for development and implementation. In addition, telecommunication and network topology, connectivity and devices, database resources and data processing systems are also discussed. Finally, the study describes some of the benefits, which could result from the implementation of the EMIS. This study had a number of limitations. Due to time limitations, it focuses on four main components of a possible Information Network Model, namely Information and Communication Technology, Data Management, Institutionalization and Human Resources. It is envisaged that other components, such as Financial Information and Socio-economic data, may be integrated into the EMIS in future. The study also covered a limited geographic area and limited number of offices. The upgrading of the Education Information Management System is part of the Government of Sri Lanka’s overall reform efforts in education management. Such an EMIS would eventually cover all educational offices in Sri Lanka, down to the school level, thereby linking the whole country’s education system to the Ministry of Education. This study offers a set of recommendations to develop a suitable EMIS for Sri Lanka. However, there is a need to convince our Education Administrators of the need to integrate ICT into the sector. It is hoped that this study will serve as a practical contribution to deepening understanding about the potential for ICT to be used in education management. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIT Publications; en_US
dc.subject Information communication technologies en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Information Network Model en_US
dc.subject Education Information Management System en_US
dc.title Analysis of an information network model for education management and development in Srilanka en_US
dc.type Research Report en_US


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