Educational Management Information System for Supporting Project Based Learning in Secondary Education: Design and Development

By Georgios N. Kouziokas.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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This paper presents an Educational Management Information System (EDMIS) that was developed to provide a series of capabilities managing project-based activities in secondary education. This system is a web-based application that was designed using programming languages and a Database Management System (DBMS). Project-based learning is a pedagogical method that is rapidly gaining ground in the educational environment. The management of project-based activities using this information system can offer many benefits. The teacher can interact online with the students, providing them information about the assigned projects, solving issues, and guiding their work. The students can use the system in order to interact with the teacher obtaining valuable information, guidelines and guidance, and providing data of their work. This information system aims at improving the quality of project-based learning, providing online interaction between the instructor and the students in a learning environment and storing data of the learning procedure in the database of the system.

Keywords: Technologies in Learning, Management of Project-based Activities, Project-Based Learning

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 20, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.7-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 18, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.005MB)).

Georgios N. Kouziokas

Masters Student, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University in Greece, Volos, Kanalia, Greece

Georgios Kouziokas holds a BSc degree from the Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences of the University of Ioannina in Greece and a Master degree in Spatial Analysis and Environmental Management from the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly in Greece and he is in progress of completing a MSc, Master's in Information Systems at the School of Science and Technology of the Hellenic Open University in Greece. His main research interests are educational informatics, environmental education, project based learning, collaborative learning, environmental informatics and geographical information systems. He has developed several information systems for educational and environmental purposes.