UKOLN ""He left the course 3 months ago?": Web-based front-ends to student databases" talk given at the "Institutional Web Managment" Workshop


This presentation describes efforts to manage large student numbers by using Web-based interfaces to databases. The systems developed aim to allow teaching staff easy access to up-to-date student information such as tutorial attendance and work done records, thus allowing academics to spend less time on "paper-chasing". The presentation will discuss the techniques employed in developing Web-based systems and look at problems such as development-time and meeting user requirements.

[Powerpoint 97 format] - [HTML format]
Hands-on Exercises
[Word 97 format] - [PDF format]

Biographical Details

Nick is an Information Systems developer based in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies in the University of Manchester. His role is to develop (mostly Web) applications to support teaching and administration.