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Re: school scheduling

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by andy boyns, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. andy boyns

    andy boyns
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    Basically, we're looking for a TEMPLATE.

    I requested that Microsoft look at this 3 years ago. Come on guys, show your
    commitment to education projects: there must be thousands of schools globally
    who could make great use of a "school timetable" template (.mdb).

    The basic requirements as I see it are to show Student, Teacher, Room
    schedules in a weekly format. eg 5 days, each with say 8 blocks. Personally
    I'd like to be able to use this with classic ASP to display on our web-site.

    Sure some schools are able to <quote>an Access developer several thousand
    dollars to create what you're talking about</quote>, but 99% need to use this
    money in the classroom!

    How about it?

    "Brendan Reynolds" wrote:

    > There is existing off-the shelf software that might meet your needs. The
    > company that I work for is the Irish distributor for this software. I'm not
    > directly involved in that part of the business myself, so I can't tell you
    > very much about it, but as far as I can tell our customers seem to like it
    > ....
    >
    > http://www.gpuntis.com/timetabler.htm
    >
    > --
    > Brendan Reynolds
    > Access MVP
    >
    > "bpowell" <bpowell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4C9D3747-700F-4D1D-AAC5-ED29D3FB44E2@microsoft.com...
    > >I have had experience with Access before. Also I will have the help of the
    > >IT
    > > department at our school. For the most part it will be used by one
    > > scheduling
    > > coordinator to create a large timetable... perhaps individual for the
    > > students will be transmitted later. We are then hoping to display this on
    > > plasma screens throughout our campus so that any changes in information
    > > that
    > > happen immediately each day can be done from one spot. Right now I'm
    > > trying
    > > to figure out how the best way for me to tackle this would be.
    > >
    > > "John Welch" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Access is a fully functional database development tool. That is, if your
    > >> project is something that can be done with a database, Access will handle
    > >> it
    > >> well (unless you have special circumstances like you will have 50 users
    > >> all
    > >> logging in to the database at the same time, or you need super high
    > >> security, or you will have over 2 gigabytes of data (which you won't with
    > >> what you're talking about), or you need a web-based system.
    > >>
    > >> If your question is really "Is it possible for _me_ to use Acces to
    > >> create....", then I would say that if you are asking this question, then
    > >> probably not. Access, because of its complexity and power, is not
    > >> something
    > >> you can just pick up and use (like Excel). You'd probably be looking at
    > >> paying an Access developer several thousand dollars to create what you're
    > >> talking about.
    > >>
    > >> hope this helps
    > >> -John
    > >>
    > >> "bpowell" <bpowell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:FC92F933-3A38-4C2B-800C-9D6F5789642B@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Is it possible to use Access to create a fairly complex
    > >> > schedule/timetable
    > >> > for a dance school? I need to include teachers, students, musicians in
    > >> > classes that are recurring and then have random entries such as special
    > >> > rehearsals or practices. Does anyone have ideas?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

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  3. pvdg42

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    "andy boyns" <andyboyns@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8BC95A6F-B5A1-4732-9485-99580DD27695@microsoft.com...
    > Basically, we're looking for a TEMPLATE.
    >
    > I requested that Microsoft look at this 3 years ago. Come on guys, show
    > your
    > commitment to education projects: there must be thousands of schools
    > globally
    > who could make great use of a "school timetable" template (.mdb).
    >
    > The basic requirements as I see it are to show Student, Teacher, Room
    > schedules in a weekly format. eg 5 days, each with say 8 blocks.
    > Personally
    > I'd like to be able to use this with classic ASP to display on our
    > web-site.
    >
    > Sure some schools are able to <quote>an Access developer several thousand
    > dollars to create what you're talking about</quote>, but 99% need to use
    > this
    > money in the classroom!
    >
    > How about it?
    >

    I realize this may not be what you are looking for directly, but you may
    want to try getting in touch with local technical institutes and community
    colleges to see if their IT departments (the departments that teach IT) have
    what we call "service learning projects". Where I teach, we actively seek
    out real world projects in the local community for our advanced students.
    The students, under leadership of an instructor, do the project as part of
    their grade in an appropriate course, and get additional recognition for
    community service. The beneficiary is charged nothing.

    --
    Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
    Jack of all trades, master of none.
     
  4. andy boyns

    andy boyns
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    Hi

    Great idea :) - unfortunately I work in Turkey where to the best of my
    knowledge there aren't any similar projects :-(

    As I wrote above, however, this project is one Microsoft should sponsor, as
    it would have significant impact on educational establishments throughout the
    world.

    "pvdg42" wrote:

    >
    > "andy boyns" <andyboyns@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8BC95A6F-B5A1-4732-9485-99580DD27695@microsoft.com...
    > > Basically, we're looking for a TEMPLATE.
    > >
    > > I requested that Microsoft look at this 3 years ago. Come on guys, show
    > > your
    > > commitment to education projects: there must be thousands of schools
    > > globally
    > > who could make great use of a "school timetable" template (.mdb).
    > >
    > > The basic requirements as I see it are to show Student, Teacher, Room
    > > schedules in a weekly format. eg 5 days, each with say 8 blocks.
    > > Personally
    > > I'd like to be able to use this with classic ASP to display on our
    > > web-site.
    > >
    > > Sure some schools are able to <quote>an Access developer several thousand
    > > dollars to create what you're talking about</quote>, but 99% need to use
    > > this
    > > money in the classroom!
    > >
    > > How about it?
    > >

    > I realize this may not be what you are looking for directly, but you may
    > want to try getting in touch with local technical institutes and community
    > colleges to see if their IT departments (the departments that teach IT) have
    > what we call "service learning projects". Where I teach, we actively seek
    > out real world projects in the local community for our advanced students.
    > The students, under leadership of an instructor, do the project as part of
    > their grade in an appropriate course, and get additional recognition for
    > community service. The beneficiary is charged nothing.
    >
    > --
    > Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
    > Jack of all trades, master of none.
    >
    >
    >
     

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