Keywords:School management, cloud computing, mobile application, online system, html,java script. Introduction Idea:This century is the age of science and technology. If we lookaround we will see that everything around is getting modernized, in other wordswe can say that everything is changing leaving behind the old methods. You cando things with a click of a button from your mobile or computer to carry outone of your daily activities now a days.
Modern educational system is what weneed for the schools all around the world. So the initiative has been taken todevelop such a system at educational institutes which can make it easy forparents check their children activities and to communicate with teacher easily andstudents to perform their daily tasks from school efficiently. The main focuswill be to develop an android application and online system using (webtechnologies like HTML, CSS and Java Script) on which the attendance,performance and other activities can be monitored by the parents. Survey:Asurvey was conducted in reference to the idea for this online system and application,but first of all, it was necessary to find out if people were interested in thisnew smart management system.Atotal of ten questions were asked on Survey Monkey and a total of 15participants anticipated in the survey. The survey was successful, participantswere asked about their previous experiences with old management system andtheir knowledge was quizzed, the response from most of the participants waspositive.
The choices in this survey were not biased. The following questions were asked:1. Have you everbeen to a school?This question was asked to get the idea that how many people wentto a school and every participant answered yes. 2. Are youfamiliar with School Management System?This question was asked to check that how many people knows aboutthe school management system and almost 87 percent of the participants answeredyes.3. What do youthink about the performance of current school management system?This question was asked to see how people feel about the currentsystem and almost 67 percent of them think it’s satisfactory, some of themthink it’s good and some of them think it’s excellent.4.
Do you think itis easy to keep track of kid’s performance and to contact kid’s teachers underthe current school management system?This question was asked if it is easy for them to check on theirchildren performance and most the people said yes. Some of them said sometimesit is easy and sometimes it’s difficult. Some of them answered no.5. How often doyou used mobile apps or different websites for different activities?This question was to check the interest of people in using apps orwebsites for different activities and 75 percent of them said yes and some ofthem use once or twice in week or month. 6.
Do you thinkits easy to use mobile apps for most of your daily activities?This question discloses the if the participant find it easy to carry out their most of dailytasks using mobile phones and almost 68 percent of them said yes.7. What do youthink about the idea of using mobile app or online system to keep track of yourkid or younger sibling activities in School?This question was asked to check if people are interested in usingan app to check their children performance in school and 53 percent people saidit depends how good the app or online system is and 46 percent people said yes it’sa good idea and 1 percent people said no.8.
Will you usethis app or online system offered by the School?This question was asked if people are willing to use this systemoffered by the school management and 74 percent of them said yes and 26 percentsaid they are not sure and none of them said no, which means people are interested.9. Do you thinkthat app is going to make your kid/sibling life secure since you’ll know theirlocation all the time?This question was asked if this app can proof to be lifesaving aswell since parents will know the location of their kid’s as well. 46 percentsaid yes and 46 percent said maybe which is totally understandable since they don’tknow how this app will work and 2 percent said no.10. How will you rate this online system/ application by the schoolmanagement system?This question shows how people will rate that app/online system ona scale of 1 to 5 and the response is positive because the ratings is 3.9.
Ascreenshot of each answer can be found in the appendix I. Focus group:A focus group of three was formed to discuss on this idea and thefollowing conclusions were disclosed:Ø A high percentage of people are familiar with the school managementsystem.Ø Most people think that current management system by schools issatisfactory.
Ø Most of people use mobile phones to carry out different daily lifeactivities.Ø Most of the people use mobile phones on daily basis and like usingdifferent apps.Ø Most of the people are interested in using this smart schoolmanagement system and some of them said they will use this app if app has goodfeatures.
Ø This application combines knowledge from big data, onlinemanagement system and cloud computing with the server.Ø There only exist a few applications available online that providethe same service, this market is very much expandable.Ø Note: attempts to explore applications made by others have beenunsuccessful, as most of the application has very limited users and they don’t havea very good interface. People find it difficult to use those apps since they don’tprovide a very good service.