The Effect on School Operations of the Use of School Management Software in Victoria

  • Christopher Tatnall
  • Arthur Tatnall
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 444)


In this paper we will discuss the effects on schools in Victoria, Australia of use of the various school management systems provided by the Education Department, and the difference the use of this software has made to school operations. To better appreciate this, using a case study methodology, we will look at the use of these systems in a primary school in metropolitan Melbourne. The Victorian Education Department provides a raft of software for various administrative tasks in its schools and these are described in the paper. The goal of the paper, however, is to analyse the difference these management systems have made to the operation of the case study school and other schools in Victoria, compared with pre-computer manual systems.


Educational management systems schools Victoria applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Tatnall
    • 1
  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 2
  1. 1.Hurstbridge Primary SchoolMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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