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Skewley: Technical Report

Sheridan, Terry (2018) Skewley: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The number of college places is not increasing at the same rate as the number of students taking their leaving certificate examinations. This gap continues to widen annually, meaning the percentage chance for each student to get accepted into college is decreasing. If the government do not begin to address this, the gap is going to continue to grow at an unprecedented rate.

As this gap grows, the academic bar and the level of pressure each students face will rise. Our education system needs to be able to cope with these changes and ensure to provide the best means possible to all its students. There is no way to automatically change this system overnight, but there are ways to help improve it.

Communication between teachers, students and parents is a critical factor in reflecting student performance. If this is strengthened some problems will be avoided. Giving parents and students meaningful insights into academic performance via the use of dynamic charts, monitoring grades, attendance and behavior for each class attended, will ensure no nasty surprises await come annual examination periods.

Student data is captured by each teacher and stored in a dynamic interactive database. From here schools can track students’ performance in finer detail giving teachers the ability to make informed decisions in less amounts of time. Benefiting each of their students.

The SKEWLEY system provides students with the ability socialize, address any concerns they may face and stay updated with all school work via the implementation of a social media section, which is monitored by the school ensuring students will not be bullied so they can voice their opinions freely. The system intends to provide support for each student, a step in the right direction for changes to come.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 16:44
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 16:44
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3458

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