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CHAPTER 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE

INTRODUCTION

Rationale of the Study

Acquiring information is quasi difficult. Specifically, information that was secluded from general views. To puzzle out this problem, technology becomes an absolute must. In fact it can be used effectively in daily lives. The most essential contribution of technology to society is making the lives of people much easier and helping them achieve more what was previously impossible. The discovery of computers was the great function of modernity to make work easier, faster, and more precise for the humanity. Though technology may differ in various ways, but its uses are likely more advantageous. With technology, people find fast acquisition and availability of information. To have lived in this world for so many years without the use of computers just seem unthinkable or even unbelievable! (Stair and Reynolds, 2007).

In today’s generation of rapid development, technology facilitates peoples’ lives and creates more comfort. It has remarkably improved the quality of life. Due to this transitory advancement, youngsters resort on finding information the easiest and most convenient way. It is in this era also that technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies. As organizations and entrepreneurs continue to operate in an increasingly competitive and global market place, workers in all business areas including information system, research and development must be well prepared to make the significant contributions required for success. (Stair and Reynolds, 2007).

Modern technologies have dramatic effects in the lives of people. One dramatic evident of this, is the use of mobile phones. As one can observe almost every students have their own cell phones. This is because this so-called device is highly efficient and accessible means of receiving message or even getting information from one person to another despite the distance.

At first this technology was intended only for making and receiving telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. But nowadays modern mobile phone has evolved its functionalities. It can now support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications (infrared, Bluetooth), business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.

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One of the most revealing developments for mobile phones today is the Android phones. It is more advance in terms of functionality than any other ordinary phone; it is run by its own operating system known as Android OS. Android phones do share some common features.

However, despite the advent of technology, getting information of such thing is still inconvenient and at the same time costly just like in the process of inquiring a schools/ universities. Hence, it takes hassle for the students to inquire personally. Moreover, there are students who are timid and hesitant to inquire school information. Indeed, this existing information calls for a highly reliable a sophisticated strategy in providing relevant information. A system with an integration of modern technology is highly needed to improve the existing system. With the rapid advancement of technology of cell phones or mobile phones, the researchers can create a mobile application system that will assist the incoming college students to look for a school/ university according to their choice. The mobile application will be capable of giving school information as well as comparison. The system is probably applicable for those students who have smartphones which also having the power of internet access.

Everyone is now evolving using the power of internet. The internet is used to allow individual to share information. For some establishments, internet is like a portal on their progression and provides strategies in bringing themselves into the light path. A fast reliable connection to the internet was the second most important factor in overall satisfaction. Thus overall satisfaction should go beyond these intrinsic and extrinsic factors and also consider satisfaction with work conditions and interpersonal satisfaction- those influenced by personal and situational circumstances (George and Jones, 2005)

Most people and even students are engaged in internet in searching of such information they need, getting information about places, stores, companies and schools through different search engines and websites.

In today’s technology, several web applications are developed in order to lessen the process in searching for specific information such as hotels, tourist attractions, schools and others but only few have developed application that combines analytics in extracting information from one page to another. It is also evident that there is a need for a person to travel some places in order to get the information they want just like in the process of getting information about schools for an incoming college student.

Searching for schools or universities was a difficult experience by the researchers. The process of inquiring of school/university is so tedious and costly especially if the location is not familiar to them. Students living in a province who wanted to have their college education in

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Cebu need to prepare enough budgets for hopping from one school to another for inquiry much more to persons with disabilities.

It is in this connection that the researchers aimed to develop a web application that would help incoming college students to look for schools/ universities according to their preferences in a convenient and hassle-free manner.

The proposed system alleviates the students and gives precise information of their desired school. It would also logically assist the users to meet their expectations. In addition, SkoolKopedia will be a web based application that will provide access to information in without the need to travel. The main functions of this system are divided into five major components namely;

a) Search engine which provides extracted information about the school according to the user’s preferences.

b) A graphical presentation is integrated in the system that will provide a visual presentation of data comparison between schools such as tuition and other fees, number of courses offered by the school and other comparative information.

c) A locator map is integrated into the system to provide a visual location of the school for the convenience of the user in tracing the school.

d) A survey form that keeps track school’s ratings according to students’ choice.

e) Database security, back-up and recovery features will be provided in case of system failure and power interruption.

The said system will be implemented using Agile methodology. PHP programming and MySQL for data repository.

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STATEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES

Objectives of the Study

General Objective

This study aims to develop a SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher, a web-based application system that aids the incoming college students and persons- with- disabilities in searching for schools and universities.

Specific Objectives

This study sought to answer the following objectives:

1. To identify problem areas in the process of finding schools and universities within Cebu province.

2. To construct a search engine that extracts necessary information based on the user’s preferences and requirements in finding schools and universities.

3. To provide a graphical presentation of data comparison between schools in terms of:

a. tuition and other fees and;

b. school facilities based on the CHED standards and;

c. number of accredited programs.

4. To integrate a locator map which guides the incoming college students and persons-with-disabilities in locating the schools.

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Scope and Limitations of the Study

This study is designed to develop a web-based application system called SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher. This covers fifteen (15) schools/ universities in Cebu province.

Schools’ information that will be covered in this study will be appropriate only to the need of those incoming college students and persons-with-disabilities who would like to continue their studies in tertiary are:

a. List of courses offered;

b. Tuition and other fees;

c. Accreditation status

d. School facilities and;

e. Program of study of the respective schools and universities.

The main functions of this system are divided into five major components specifically;

a. Search engine which provides extracted information according to the user’s preferences.

b. A graphical presentation is embedded in the system that will provide a visual presentation of data comparison between schools such as tuition and other fees, number of courses offered by the school and other comparative information.

c. A locator map is integrated into the system to provide a visual location of the school for the convenience of the user in searching for school.

d. A survey form that keeps track schools ratings according to students’ choice.

e. Database security, back-up and recovery features will be incorporated in case of system failure and power interruption.

However, there are some information and functionalities which are not covered in this study, namely;

a. Schools within Cebu.

b. The speed in accessing the information is dependent upon the internet connectivity.

c. Web pages of the school/ universities are also link into the system so as to have a convenient way in accessing relevant information about the school which are not covered in the study.

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Significance of the Study

The proponents will be designing a SkoolKopedia: A School-for-Learner Matcher with the expected functionalities of the system. This study will be beneficial to the following entities:

Students/Learners. The system will provide an easy access of school information in a and costless and convenient manner.

Parents. The system will provide an easy access of school information in a costless and convenient manner schools/universities without the need to travel.

Researchers. The proponents will be able to gain knowledge, skills and will develop positive outlook regarding the problem identified in this system.

Future researchers. Through this study, individuals who will be developing a system in the future related to this investigation will already have a basis and will be guided as they generate new knowledge.

Readers. The system will give them an idea what the system is all about, how it will help to the students and also be a reference for the future studies.

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Figure 1 presents the flow of the study. This study is conducted at the University of Cebu Lapulapu and Mandaue. The scope of the study includes 15 schools/ universities within Cebu provinces. The input includes the identified problem areas as experienced in real-world scenario for searching school or universities. Another is conducted to identify features and functionalities for an effective school-for-learner matcher. The results are considered as the basis in determining the proposed system functionalities.

| INPUT | PROCESS | OUTPUT | | Data on: | | | | |  | Problems in | Descriptive method | | | | searching to | | using survey | SkoolKopedia: | | | inquire schools/ | questionnaire and | | | | | | | | | universities. | | interview | A | |  | Features | | questionnaire | School- for- | | | advised in |  | Gathering of | | | | | | | | | | SkoolKopedia: | | Data | Learner | | | A School-for- |  | Analysis and | | | | Learner | | Interpretation | Matcher | | | | | | | | | Matcher | | of Data | | |  | Evaluated |  | Agile Software | | | | details of the | | Development | | | | existing system. | | | | |

Figure 1: Flow of the Study

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DEFINITION OF TERMS

In order to provide a clear understanding of the study, the following terms are

operationally defined. | | | Learner | - | A person who is learning. | | Matcher | - | a tool that generates information that matches the user inputted | | | preferences. | | School | - | is an institution and the second home and a place for learning wherein | | | they can acquire and learn new things which brings themselves through | | | success. | | SkoolKopedia | - | a name of the proposed system that provides a quick searching of | | | | schools/universities according to the students’ preference. | | Web- based | - | refers to a tool that is accessible via internet connection. | | SkoolKopedia: A School-for –Learner Matcher - A web- based application which | will | | | allow searching for schools/universities according to the students’ | | | preference. On the other hand, it is a student’s reference in browsing | | | their preferred fields and information about the schools/ universities. | Search Engine - | a tool that provides search information containing particular word/words | | | from the system study. | | Locator Map | - | refers to a tool that points the location of a particular area according to | | | user’s choice. | | CHED Standard - | A set of standards for schools facilities as mandated by the Commission |

on Higher Education.

Accredited Program – A program of study that have passed the standard set by the commission on accreditation of the Philippines.

CHAPTER 2

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

This chapter presents the theoretical, related literature and studies after the depth search done by the researchers. This will present the synthesis of theoretical and related literature to fully understand the study which is SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher.

Theoretical Background

A school inquiry sometimes known as the inquiry method. School inquiry is the most essential method of the students wherein a lot of doubted questions will be answered through inquiring or seeking. Students will be encouraged to ask questions which are meaningful to them, and which do not necessarily have easy answers. Therefore, a system which is SkoolKopedia: A Web-Based School-for-Learner Matcher is a system that will be capable of searching for school information and other school matters that made a lot more easily. The purpose of the said system is to help the incoming college students choose a school/university which vary in their own perspectives. With the help of analytics, the user will just simply choose which perspective they will prefer, either on the tuition fee, location, and more.

Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming, and operations research to quantify performance. (Plenert, 2013). With the advent of the analytical functions of the system, the user will be able to get an idea of what they have seemed during the execution they have made upon comparing school services from one school to the other. Moreover, the information they have been compared is the answer of their own perspective.

Visual analytics is often based on the intuition that highly interactive and dynamic depictions of complex and multivariate databases amplify human capabilities for inference and decision-making, as they facilitate cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition, association, and analytical reasoning (Thomas and Cook 2005). This theory offers a generic evaluation approach combining theory- and data-driven methods based on sequence similarity analysis. The approach systematically studies users' visual interaction strategies when using highly interactive interfaces. We specifically ask whether the efficiency of users can be characterized by specific display interaction event sequences, and whether studying user strategies could be employed to improve the design of the dynamic displays.

Qualitative comparative reasoning (QCR), plays a role in at least three areas of legal reasoning that are central in AI and law research, namely legal theory construction, case-based reasoning in the form of case comparison, and legal proof. The paper gives an informal

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exposition of one particular way to deal with QCR, based on the author’s previous work on reason-based logic (RBL). Then it contains a substantially adapted formalisation of RBL, to make RBL suitable for dealing with QCR.

This field study takes interest in subordinates' information seeking from their superiors through inquiry in a complex organizational setting. Information inquiry is investigated via typology, in the context of upward communication, in which organizational hierarchy and corresponding communication rules and procedures play an important role. Data were collected amid high levels of uncertainty, also capturing cultural influences by including in the study multi-country operations. (Madzar, 2013)

We are living in a world which faces a rapidly increasing amount of data to be dealt with on a daily basis. In the last decade, the steady improvement of data storage devices and means to create and collect data along the way influenced our way of dealing with information: Most of the time, data is stored without filtering and refinement for later use. Virtually every branch of industry or business, and any political or personal activity nowadays generate vast amounts of data. Making matters worse, the possibilities to collect and store data increase at a faster rate than our ability to use it for making decisions. However, in most applications, raw data has no value in itself; instead we want to extract the information contained in it. (Keim, et al, 2008)

In fact, information that they would get something which is facts would be the basis in forming a better source of documents. That is why; an information system does exist in real world. According to (Bryce , 2009) an Information system is a collection of processes to both collect and store data, to retrieve data and produce information, or a combination of both. The cohesive bond between these components is the data which should be shared and reused throughout the system. The concept of relevance has played a major role in the evaluation of information retrieval and its research without much consideration of users. While methodological deficiencies have been noted and criticized, the study of relevance is still suffering from much discussion of alternative methods. (Park, 1999)

Inquiry experiences can provide valuable opportunities for students to improve their understanding of both science content and scientific practices. (Edelson et al, 2011)

As students move into inquiry focus, we often use exploration centers so they can connect with what they already know about the topic and begin to make new connections and to generate questions for focused inquiry. Once students find questions for in- depth inquiry, they investigate those questions consulting different resources and recording their research notes with various tools. In the nature focus, they examined the illustrator text sets as part of their inquiry groups. (Gallego and Hollingsworth, 2003).

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Moreover, (Silver et al, 1995) defined the concept of Information System (IS) theory. He explained that this system is implemented within an organization to improve its effectiveness and efficacy. Regarding the circulation of information and ideas, numerous legacy information systems still exist today that are continuously updated to promote ethnographic approaches, to ensure data integrity. In general, information systems are focused upon processing information within organizations, especially within business enterprises, and sharing the benefits with modern society. He also stated that the capabilities of the information system and the characteristics of the organization can determine the extent of the accomplishment of the purpose.

The system which is SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher would be capable of giving the exact information as well as the true information with regards to school which user’s have to searched for. All the doubted ideas or even information could be answer in the inquiry system. Therefore, the inquiry system is the solution upon seeking relevant information. In this system, the analytics uses a deeper application of database queries in order find out data according to their preferences.

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Related Literatures

The importance of computer application is increasing nowadays. The use of computer information technology results to be able to develop products fast and make decisions fast, ability to have physical organization structures, able to cope with the demanding work force and external environment by the rapid development of innovative approaches and lastly using information system confirms the company’s mission vision. (Aquino, 2005)

Students will be attracted to use the system because the use of the developed system will make the transactions faster and easier. Perhaps, the system will be able to provide students vision upon inquiring in terms of faster availability of information due to the rapid growth of technology innovation.

Many countries nowadays, especially the developing nations are challenged by the rapid technological changes. This has radically changed the living and working styles of the entire society. This transformation has been driven partly by rapid technological innovation. While in the 20th century saw the rise of the industrial revolution with steam-powered machines intensifying and expanding human productive power, the 21thcentury was characterized by the birth of machine-powered flight and the emergence of broadcasting and computer technologies the extend the reach of human creativity even more and made possible new ways by which humans could live and work together (Tinio, 2002).

The changed over of the existing system transaction to a web based transaction is one of the example of rapid growth of technology innovation. The developed system is possible with emergence of computer technologies because it has the capability to work easier and faster.

Consequently, the related information is extracted from the Web pages where the matched images locate. In our demo, data of large buildings, storefronts and products are collected and these kinds of queries are specifically demonstrated to show the efficiency and the effectiveness of our system. (Jia, 2006)

Recently, more and more people use smart mobile communication devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers. The student number owning mobile phones is far more than the one owning computers. There is a chance to transplant academic affairs management from computers to mobile phones to improve service quantity and management efficiency. In this article, we introduce an educational administration inquire system based on mobile device, which contains several functions: searching a teacher's course schedule, searching the scores of courses of students, etc. It may be used in many kinds of phones, for example, phones with WAP browsers and/or web browsers and android phones. (Shan, 2012)

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Most of the students engaged on mobile phones, through mobile phone, they can inquire and compare school information from one page to the other in accordance to their preferences. The mobile application could lead them through progress. They can get and look for a school information in a convenient and hassle- free manner.

Since everything innovates fast; there’s a lot of information that was gathered upon forming a system that would run perfectly in any area. A system that is useful to everybody. According to Jennifer Rowley (2005), information systems are a tool to support information management. Information systems are increasingly being used in organizations with the objective of providing competitive advantage.

A School- for- Learner Matcher will be basically classified as an information system; perhaps it serves as a powerful tool to support information management with regards to the tuition fees, miscellaneous fees and other relevant information with a connection to the developed system process. Every school/university can gain advantage of having this system for they would have the capacity to intensify the number of students in inquiring for a school/university.

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Related Studies

This section presents other related studies by the people who conducted studies similar to the proponents that will also greatly help in the process of the study. And it will also help the understanding of the proposition.

SchoolFinder

Some of the things parents can do to prepare Canadian high school students for success in college are outlined. Helping students prepare for a university education is very important at this time because of new job skill requirements, a potential shortage of university teachers in Canada that may reduce the number of students admitted to college, and the increasing numbers of students who will apply.

It is essential that students select their high school courses to satisfy the prerequisites for admission to the university program of choice. Parents can help students find out about requirements and financial aid available. They can also help students prepare for life on campus without many of the sources of support they had at home. Coping skills are very important in the first months of college life, and parents can help students develop these skills.

As students develop a sort of social cushion, they can begin to learn "tricks of the trade" from each other, especially in developing writing skills. Parents can encourage students to use all the resources available from the university and their social networks. Some special initiatives are available for students with various forms of physical or learning disability, and parents can help students find out about these programs. In addition to helping students obtain information and develop survival skills, parents can help them in the transition to college by encouraging the belief that they will be able to manage challenges they encounter. (Robin, 2000)

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Table 1: Comparative Matrix

CHAPTER 3

METHODOLOGY

This chapter presents the software methodology applied in the development of SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher. The researchers will be using researchers-made instruments in gathering data to evaluate the manual process in finding a school.

Software Engineering Methodology

In the systems development process of this study, Agile development methodology will be applied as shown Figure 2. Agile software development is a method in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams. It promotes continuous improvement, encourages rapid and flexible response to change. This software development is a tedious task not only for programmer but also for the system analysts, because they will decide the creativeness of the system. At this juncture, the methods being used in implementing the application must be explained and determined.

Figure 2: Agile Development Process

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This covers the following development stages:

Planning/ Initiation Phase.

Planning and Initiation phase is conducted in order to evaluate the status of the current system and identify its problems and difficulties which serve as a basis for further improvement. In this phase, the researcher conducted an interview using their survey questionnaire in gathering the data. This data gathering instrument is formulated by the researcher herself.

Tools and model will also be applied to further identify the different functionalities as shown in figure 3.

Business Model Canvass

Below is the applied Business Model Canvass for SkoolKopedia: A School for- Learner Matcher. The developed business model canvass application will be used as part of the service design process to develop value propositions.

Figure 3: Business Model Canvass

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The figure 4 shows the project schedule; including start and finish dates of activities form what is usually called work breakdown structure of a specific construction project. It is a tool to show updated schedule status using actual complete shadings.

Figure 4: Gantt Chart

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FUNCTIONAL DECOMPOSITION DIAGRAM

The figure shows the functionalities supported by the SkoolKopedia: A School for-Learner Matcher. The proposed system aims to the following functionalities:

Figure 5: Functional Decomposition Diagram

Analysis Phase.

In this phase, the researcher conducted a deeper understanding about the current process.

The following tools are being applied:

a. Use Case Diagram. The use case is a representation of interaction between system and user in a particular environment and related to a particular goal. The actor can be a human, an external system as shown in figure 6.

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Business Use Case

This part illustrates the proposed functionalities of a SkoolKopedia: A School-

for-Learner Matcher. This represents an interaction between a user and the system.

SEARCH SCHOOL

SEARCH TUITION

FEE

DISPLAY SCHOOL

LOCATION

Student

GRAPH SCHOOL

INFORMATION

PROCESS LOGIN

ACCOUNT

SURVEY USER’S

SCHOOL CHOICE

Admin

GENERATE REPORT

Figure 6.0: Business Use Case SkoolKopedia: A School-for-Learner Matcher

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Search School

SEARCH SCHOOL

<<includes>>

EXTRACT INFORMATION

FROM DATABASE
Student

Figure 7: Search School

Use case Description

Use Case Name: Search School

Purpose: To search school that matches user’s preferences

Triggering Actor: Student

Pre-Condition: Input user’s school preferences

Post Condition: Display school that matches user’s requirements

Steps:

Actor | | System’s Response | | | | 1. Input user’s preferences | 2. | Search information from the database. | | 3. | If information not found | | | 3.1. Display “ No school matches the | | | preferences.” | | | 3.2. Display matched school. | | | |

| | | | | 22 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Search Tuition Fee | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SEARCH TUITION FEE | | | | | | | | | <<includes>> | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | EXTRACT INFORMATION | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | FROM DATABASE | | | Student | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Figure 8: Search Tuition Fee | | Use case Description | | | | | | Use Case Name: | | Search Tuition Fee | | Purpose: | | To search tuition fee that matches user’s preferences | | Triggering Actor: | | Student | | | | | | Pre-Condition: | | Input tuition fee according to user’s preferences | | Post Condition: | | Display tuition that matches user’s requirements | | Steps: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Actor | | | System’s Response | | | | | | | | | | | | 1. Input desired tuition fee | | 2. Search information from the database. | | | | | | | | 3. If information found | | | | | | | | 3.1. Display tuition fee according to user’s | | | | | | | | | preference | | | | | | | | else | | | | | | | | 3.2. Display error message. | | | | | | | | | | | |

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| | | | | | | | | | | | | Search School Location | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SEARCH SCHOOL | | | | | | | LOCATION | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | <<includes>> | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | EXTRACT SCHOOL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | LOCATION FROM THE | | Student | | | | DATABASE | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | <<includes>> | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | DISPLAY LOCATOR | | | | | | | MAP | | | | | | | | | | |

Figure 9: Search School Location

Use case Description

Use Case Name: Search School Location

Purpose: To view the school location with a locator map

Triggering Actor: Student

Pre-Condition: Input school location

Post Condition: Display Locator map that points the location of user’s school preference

Steps:

Actor | | System’s Response | | | | 1. Input school address | 2. | Search school address from the database. | | 3. | If school address found | | | 3.1. Display locator map | | | else | | | 3.2. Display error message. | | | |

| | | | 24 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Graph School Information | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Select information to | | | | | | | compare | | | | | | | <<includes>> | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Read data from | | | | | | | database | | | Student | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Figure 10: Graph School Information | | Use case Description | | | | | Use Case Name: | Search School | | Purpose: | To search school that matches user’s preferences | | Triggering Actor: | Student | | Pre-Condition: | Input user’s school preferences | | Post Condition: | Display school that matches user’s requirements | |

Steps:

| Actor | System’s Response | | | 1. Select Option: | 2. if option == a then | a. | Tution and other fees | 2.1. Display graph for tuition and other fees | b. | Accreditation status | else if option==b then | c. | facilities | 2.2. Display graph for Accreditation status | | | else if option ==c then | | | 2.3. Display graph for facilities else; | | | 2.4. Display “information not found!” | | | |

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Process Login Account

LOGIN ACCOUNT

<<includes>>

| VALIDATE USER NAME AND | | Admin | PASSWORD | | | | |

| | Figure 11: Process Login Account | | Use Case Name: | Process Login Account | Purpose: | To let the admin access the database | Triggering Actor: | Admin | Pre-Condition: | Input user name and password | Post Condition: | Account has been accessed | | | | | | Admin | | System’s Response | | | | | | | | | 1. Display Log- in page | 2. Input user name and password | | | | | | 3. Verify username and password | | | | 3.1 If user account does not exist | | | | Display “error message” | | | | else | | | | 3.2 Load Page | | | | | |

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Survey User’s School Choice

ASSESS USER’S SURVEY

<<includes>>

Admin | READ DATA FROM THE | | DATABASE |

| Figure 12: Survey User’s School Choice | Use Case Name: | Survey User’s School Choice | Purpose: | To assess user’s survey | Triggering Actor: | Admin | Pre-Condition: | Evaluate user’s school survey | Post Condition: | Display Survey User’s School Choice | | | | Actor | | System’s Response | | | 1. Evaluate chosen school survey | | | | 2 Read data from the database | | | 3 Display Survey user’s school | | | choice | | | |

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Generate Report | | | PRINT SEARCHED | PRINT TUITION | | | FEE | | SCHOOL | | | | | |

PRINT REPORTS

Admin

| | PRINT LOCATOR | | | | | MAP | PRINT GRAPH | | | PRINT SURVEY OF | | | CHOSEN SCHOOL | | | | | | | Figure 13: Generate Report | Use Case Name: | Generate Report | | | Purpose: | To print all the necessary reports | | | Triggering Actor: | Admin | | | Pre-Condition: | Searched School, Tuition Fee, Locator map, graph for school information | | | and survey user’s school choice are created | Post Condition: | Reports are printed | | | Steps: | | | | | | | | | | | Actor | | System’s Response | | | | | | | | | | | 1. Load report form | 4 Select Option | | | | 2.1 | If Option=Searched School | | 2.1.1 Display Searched School report | | 2.2 If Option=Tuition Fee | | 2.2.1 Display Searched Tuition Fee | | | | | report | | 2.3 If Option=Locator map | | 2.3.1 Display Locator Map | 2.4 | If Option=Graph | | 2.4.1 Display Graph of school | | | | | information | 2.5 | If Option= Survey | | 2.5.1 Display the survey user’s of | | | | | school choice | | | | | | |

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Story Board

Below are the screen shots of the different pages of a SkoolKopedia: A School-for- Learner Matcher for web and mobile application.

Web Application is any software that runs in a web browser. It is created in a browser- supported programming language and relies on a web browser to render the application.

Figure 14: Home Page

In figure 14 it is the Homepage of SkoolKopedia, on that interface users can navigate on which part of the web application they will go, either in the Home page, about the program, Resources, and Contact Us. The navigation of pages is located in the upper part of the interface labelled as 2. And the other one is the buttons labelled as 2

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Figure 15: Preference Page

In figure 15 it is the preference interface, on this interface the users can input their desired preferences either the tuition fee, location of the school or the course that you want to take.

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Figure 16: Preference Result Page

In figure 16 it is the preference result interface, on that interface the result query of the user’s preference will display the example is show in the interface labelled as 2, and the other one that is labelled as 1 is a button in which users can compare schools in terms of those preferences.

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Figure 17: School Page

In figure 17 it is the school page, in this interface users can choose what school will they view their respective school information, the users will just simply click on the icon of the school and they will be automatically redirected to the page where the schools information of their preferred school is located.

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Figure 18: School Information Page

In figure 18 it is the School’s information page, on that interface users can view the schools information. Based on the interfaced the one that is labelled as 1 is the different campuses of the referred school, the other one that is labelled as 2 is the courses that the school offered, and on the last one that is labelled as 3 that are will display the Vision Mission and Goals of the preferred school.

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Mobile Application designed to run on smart phones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

Figure 19: Preference Page for Mobile App

In figure 19 it is the preference interface for Mobile App, on this interface the users can input their desired preferences either the tuition fee, location of the school or the course that they want to take.

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Figure 20: School Page for Mobile App

In figure 20 it is the school page, in this interface users can choose what school they will view of their respective school information, the users will just simply click on the icon of the school and they will be automatically redirected to the page where the schools information of their preferred school is located.

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Figure 21: About us page

The button About Us, if they would click the link about us, it will directly go to the page About us, About us is the way to contact the admin, for your suggestions and concerns about the page.

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b. Database design.

The database design precedes directly from the data requirements that exist in the forms and reports of the proposed system. From the Entity Relationship Diagram (see Figure23) the relational database model was derived to represent the data in the form of tables or relations. The database model has been normalized to ensure that database processing would be simple, efficient and less susceptible to problems during maintenance. Further description of database details is reflected in figure 22.

Figure 22: Database Design

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c. Entity-Relationship Diagram. The Entity Relationship Diagram illustrates the

relationships between entities in a database. The three main components of an ERD are

the following:

1. The entity is a person, object, place or event for which data is collected;

2. The relationship is the interaction between the entities; and

3. The cardinality defines the relationship between entities in terms of numbers as shown in figure 23

Figure 23: Entity Relationship Diagram

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d. Data Dictionary. The Data Dictionary contains file that defines the basic organization of a database. A data dictionary contains a list of all files in the

database, the number of records in each file, and the names and types of

each field.

Table Name | : | PROSPECTUS | | | | | | | | | | | Description | : | Prospectus | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Field name | | Description | Type | | Size | | Nullable | | PK | | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SUBJCODE | | Subject Code | Int | 20 | | No | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | DESCTITLE | | Descriptive Title | Varchar | 100 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | LEC UNITS | | Lecture Units | Int | 8 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | LAB UNITS | | Laboratory Units | Int | 8 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | HRS_WEEK | | Hours per week | Int | 8 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | PRE_CO_REQ | | Pre Requisite | Varchar | 100 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | COLCODE | | College Code | Int | 20 | | No | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | AYCODE | | Academic Year | Int | 20 | | No | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Table Name | : | Academic Year | | | | | | | | | | | Description | : | Academic Year | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Field name | | Description | Type | | Size | | Nullable | | PK | | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | AYCODE | | Academic Code | Int | | 20 | | No | | Yes | | | | YEAR | | Year | Int | | 8 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | | | | TERMS | | Terms | Varchar | | 100 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Table Name | : | COLLEGE | | | | | | | | | | | Description | : | College | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Field name | | Description | Type | | Size | | Nullable | | PK | | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | COLCODE | | College Code | Int | | 20 | | No | | Yes | | | | COLNAME | | College Name | Varchar | | 100 | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | LOCATION | | Location | Varchar | | 150 | | No | | | | | | PROGCODE | | Program Code | Int | | 20 | | No | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | IDNO | | ID Number | Int | | 20 | | No | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ACCLEVEL | | Accreditation level | Int | | 20 | | No | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

| | | | | | | | | | 39 | Table Name | : | | PROGRAM | | | | | | | | Description | : | | Program | | | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | | Type | | Size | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | PROGCODE | | | Program Code | | Int | 20 | No | Yes | | PROGNAME | | | Program Name | | Varchar | 100 | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | TOTAL_UNITS | | Total Units | | Int | 8 | No | | | NO_YRS | | | Number of years | | Int | 8 | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Table Name | : | | ACCREDITATIONAL | | | | | | Description | : | | Accreditation Status | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | | Type | | Size | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | As_Level | | | As Level | | Int | 20 | No | Yes | | Info | | | Accreditaion | | Varchar | 100 | No | | | | | | Information | | | | | | | | Table Name | : | | TUITION | | | | | | | | Description | : | | Tuition Fee | | | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | | Type | | Size | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | LOADTYPE | | | Load Code | | Varchar | 20 | No | Yes | | LOADDESCR | | | Load Description | | Varchar | 100 | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | TOTAL_UNITS | | Total Units | | Int | 8 | No | | | PAY_UNITS | | | Pay Units | | Int | 8 | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | REG_FEE | | | Registration Fee | | Int | 20 | No | | | MISC | | | Miscellaneous Fee | | Int | 20 | No | | | LAB_FEE | | | Laboratory Fee | | Int | 20 | No | | | PROGCODE | | | Program Code | | Int | 20 | No | | Yes | Table Name | : | | REQ_PAY | | | | | | | | Description | : | | Program | | | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | | Type | | Size | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | ENTRANCE | | | Entrance | | Int | | 20 | No | Yes | | INSURANCE | | | Insurance | | Int | | 20 | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | MAILING_STAMP | | Mailing Stamp | | Int | | 20 | No | | | LOAD_TYPE | | | Load Type | | Varchar | | 20 | No | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | |

| | | | | | | | | | | 40 | Table Name | : | | PAYMENTS | | | | | | | | Description | : | | Payments | | | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | Type | Size | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | | SKEDCODE | | | Entrance | Int | 20 | | No | Yes | | SKEDNAME | | | Insurance | Varchar | 100 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SKEDDATES | | | Mailing Stamp | Date | | | No | | | AYCODE | | | Load Type | Int | 20 | | No | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | | | | Table Name | : | | SCHOOL | | | | | | | | Description | : | | School | | | | | | | | Field name | | | Description | | Type | | Size | | Nullable | PK | FK | | | | | | | | | | | | SCHOOLCODE | | School Code | | Int | | 8 | | No | Yes | | SCHOOLNAME | | School Name | | Varchar | | 100 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | No | | | SUBJCODE | | | Subject Code | | Int | | 20 | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | No | | | LOADTYPE | | | Load Type | | Varchar | | 20 | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | No | | | PROGCODE | | | Program Code | | Int | | 20 | | | | Yes | | | | | | | | | | No | | | LOCATION | | | Location | | Varchar | | 100 | | No | | |

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e. Network design

This emphasizes how the network runs on a day to day basis. This stage involves on how to meet in the capacity requirements and ensure the reliability of the network as shown in figure 10.

Network design is essential in designing a system in order to determine the area of a network. It must be perform to ensure that the network will work as required for its intended function. Moreover, it emphasizes how the network runs on a day to day basis. This stage involves on how to meet in the capacity requirements and ensure the reliability of the network.

Server

Internet

PC PC PC PC PC

Figure 24: Network Design

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f. Network model a set of network layers and how they interact .as shown in figure 1.

Network models define a set of network layers and how they interact. At this juncture the proposed system engaged the kind of model which is called the Client-Server Model. Client-Server Model is a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients. In this model the server is classified by the services it provides. For instance the web server serves web pages or like a file server which serves computer files. While the client is the one that send requests to the server. Below is the diagram that shows how a client and server communicate.

Figure 25: Client-Server Model

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g. Network Topology

Network topology is shown in fig. 12 which illustrates how data flows within a network. A type of network topology that was considered as the easiest topology is the star topology. The proposed system is engaged on the said type of network because it is the easiest topology to design and implement. In this topology, each network host is connected to a one central device called server which means that all traffic that was being traverse by the network passes through the server.

Figure 26: Star Topology

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Development/ Construction Phase

In this phase, programmers are transforming program specifications into working program code, the systems analyst will be designing a variety of tests that will be performed on the new system.

a. Software Specification

The system will run on different web browsers installed in the computer such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other web browsers. The database of the system will be implemented through MySQL v5.5. MySQL is the most popular database system used with PHP. It deals for both small and large applications. MySQL is very fast, reliable, and easy to use.

Furthermore, the system was implemented through the use of PHP or the Hypertext Preprocessor, a productive tool for rapidly creating a wide range of Web applications. The PHP language is designed to be human readable and accessible to everyone from novice programmers to advanced system architects. Moreover, the system also was build using JavaScript, a programming language of the web that was used to program the behavior of the web page application. AJAX also is present. AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. AJAX is not a new programming language, but a new way to use existing standards. AJAX is the art of exchanging data with a server, and updating parts of a web page without reloading the whole page. As a result, the system is not capable of reloading the whole page. The output will just directly display without any further ado.

In addition, the system also was developed through the use of CI or the CodeIgniter. CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework. It was built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full- featured web applications.

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b. Hardware Specification

In the implementation process, the hardware component is relevant. However, to provide an efficient operation of the system, the acquisition of the hardware components as reflected in the Network design must be implemented.

Hardware components:

Table 2: Hardware Specification

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Program Specification

The program Specification is the definition of what a computer program is expected to do. It can be informal, in which case it can be considered as a blueprint or user manual from a developer point of view.

Functional Requirements:

Inputs:

The proposed system is capable of accepting the following inputs:

a. List of schools;

b. List of courses offered;

c. List of program study;

d. List of facilities

e. Location;

f. Tuition and other fees and;

g. Accreditation status

Process:

The system is capable of processing the following:

a. Matched schools according to identified preferences;

b. Comparative results of tuition and other fees and total number of accredited programs per schools;

c. Survey results of user’s preferred schools or universities through embedded graph and;

d. Locator map of schools using a third-party system

Output:

The following are the outputs of the system:

a. List of schools;

b. List of prospectus;

c. List of program study;

d. List of accredited programs per school;

e. List of tuition and other fees

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Non-Functional Requirements:

The system provides easy access of information no need to register you can use the system without accounts , capable of comparing school services and other educational opportunities, you can select a school that you want to enrol and compare them to know that what school is preferred for you. This system is capable of displaying school information such as vision, mission, goals, school hymn, admission and other relevant information and the system will focus more on data entry and view.

List of Modules

a. Data Entry Module

* Add

* Display

* Update

b. Matched schools according to identified preferences Module;

* Update Results

c. Comparative results of tuition and other fees and total number of accredited programs per schools Module;

* Update

* Display

d. Survey results Module;

* Update

* Display

e. Locator map Module

* Update

* Display

f. Generate Reports

* Update

* Display

* Print

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CURRICULUM VITAE

JONALIZA E. UROT

Contact Address:

Highway 54 Cadaruhan, Borbon, Cebu

6008, Philippines

PERSONAL INFORMATION | | AGE | : | 19 | CIVIL STATUS | : | Single | HOME ADDRESS | : | Cadaruhan, Borbon, Cebu | DATE OF BIRTH | : | January 8, 1995 | PLACE OF BIRTH | : | Cadaruhan, Borbon, Cebu | HEIGHT | : | 5’6 | WEIGHT | : | 55 kls | CONTACT NO. | : | 09324798341 | EMAIL ADDRESS | : | jonaliza.urot08@gmail.com | RELIGION | : | Roman Catholic | NATIONALITY | : | Filipino |

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Tertiary | : | University of Cebu Lapu-lapu & Mandaue | | | (Present) | Secondary | : | Borbon National High School | | | Graduated 2011 | Elementary | : | Cadaruhan Elementary School | | | Graduated 2006 |

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JUNMAR T. DACILLO

Contact Address:

Sangi, Lapu- Lapu City

6014, Philippines

PERSONAL INFORMATION | | AGE | : | 22 | CIVIL STATUS | : | Single | HOME ADDRESS | : | Basak, Badian Cebu | DATE OF BIRTH | : | March 9, 1992 | PLACE OF BIRTH | : | Basak, Badian Cebu | HEIGHT | : | 5’5 | WEIGHT | : | 58 kls | CONTACT NO. | : | 09324883956 | EMAIL ADDRESS | : | junmardacillo@yahoo.com | RELIGION | : | Roman Catholic |

NATIONALITY | | : | Filipino | EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND | Tertiary | : | University of Cebu Lapu-lapu & Mandaue | | | (Present) | Secondary | : | Badian, National high School | | | Graduated 2011 | Elementary | : | Basak, Elementary school | | | Graduated 2006 |

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LORENZ ANTHONY L. MAYOL

Contact Address:

Babag II, Lapu- Lapu City

6014, Philippines

PERSONAL INFORMATION | | AGE | : | 20 | CIVIL STATUS | : | Single | HOME ADDRESS | : | Babag II, Lapu- Lapu City | DATE OF BIRTH | : | October 20, 1994 | PLACE OF BIRTH | : | Babag II, Lapu- Lapu City | HEIGHT | : | 5’4 | WEIGHT | : | 61 kls | CONTACT NO. | : | 09234541992 | EMAIL ADDRESS | : | jap.lmayol@gmail.com | RELIGION | : | Roman Catholic |

NATIONALITY | | : | Filipino | EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND | Tertiary | : | University of Cebu Lapu-lapu & Mandaue | | | (Present) | Secondary | : | Pajo National High School | | | Graduated 2011 | Elementary | : | Lapu Lapu City Central Elementary School | | | Graduated 2006 |

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KATRINA S. TARIPE

Contact Address:

Camella Homes, Phase 1, Lapu- Lapu City

6014, Philippines

PERSONAL INFORMATION | | AGE | : | 20 | CIVIL STATUS | : | Single | HOME ADDRESS | : | Camella Homes, Phase 1, Lapu- Lapu City | DATE OF BIRTH | : | August 18, 1994 | PLACE OF BIRTH | : | Camella Homes, Phase 1, Lapu- Lapu City | HEIGHT | : | 5’4 | WEIGHT | : | 61 kls | CONTACT NO. | : | 09438005212 | EMAIL ADDRESS | : | Katrina.taripe@yahoo.com | RELIGION | : | Roman Catholic |

NATIONALITY | | : | Filipino | EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND | Tertiary | : | University of Cebu Lapu-lapu & Mandaue | | | (Present) | Secondary | : | Saint Alphonsus Catholic School | | | Graduated 2011 | Elementary | : | Saint Alphonsus Catholic School | | | Graduated 2006 |

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SHARMAINE B. YBANEZ

Contact Address:

3336 P. Rodriguez St.,Kinalumsan, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

6014, Philippines

PERSONAL INFORMATION | | AGE | | : | 21 | CIVIL STATUS | | : | Single | HOME ADDRESS | | : | 3336 P. Rodriguez St.,Kinalumsan, Lapu-lapu City, | | | | Cebu | DATE OF BIRTH | | : | December 14, 1993 | PLACE OF BIRTH | | : | Cadaruhan, Borbon, Cebu | HEIGHT | | : | 5’2 | WEIGHT | | : | 48 kls | CONTACT NO. | | : | 09222781280 | EMAIL ADDRESS | | : | sharmaineybanez5@gmail.com | RELIGION | | : | Protestant | NATIONALITY | | : | Filipino | EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND | Tertiary | : | University of Cebu Lapu-lapu & Mandaue | | | (Present) | Secondary | : | San Lorenzo Ruiz School | | | Graduated 2011 | Elementary | : | San Lorenzo Ruiz School | | | Graduated 2006 |

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APPENDIX A

TRANSMITTAL LETTER

UNIVERSITY OF CEBU LAPU-LAPU AND MANDAUE
College of Computer Studies

August 13, 2014

Dr. Anna Liza B. Son
VC-Academic Affairs

This University

Dear Dr. Son,

Warmest Greetings!

The undersigned are the BSIT-4 students of this university and are currently conducting a capstone project entitled “SkoolKopedia: A School-for-Learner Matcher”. The software will help incoming college students to look for a school according to their preferences. The group is now on the analysis phase specifically on gathering of essential data.

In this regard, we would like to request approval from your good office to allow us to gather information about tuition and other fees, accreditation status of all courses offered, and other information which are relevant to the said project.

Your positive response regarding this matter would be a great help in realizing this project and of our dreams. Rest assure that all information will be kept confidential.

Thank you and God bless!

Respectfully yours,

Jonaliza Urot

Lorenz Anthony Mayol
Katrina Taripe

Junmar Dacillo

Sharmaine Ybanez

Noted By:

Engr. Virginia B. Verdun
Adviser

Ms. Aurora C. Miro
CCS Chairperson

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APPENDIX B
RESEARCH INSTRUMENT

SKOOLKOPEDIA: A SCHOOL-FOR-LEARNER MATCHER

SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE

Instructions: We are interested of your suggestions. Please spare us some time in answering these questions. The result of this evaluation will be used to develop the system study. Thank You!

A. Problems Encountered in Inquiring Schools/Universities

Below are the problems usually encountered in inquiring schools/universities. Please check the box if you have encountered the problem listed. (Kindly check all that applicable)

I don’t know the location of the desired schools/universities.

I am not aware of school information such as vision, mission, goals, school hymn, programs offered, admission requirements and other school information or services.

It takes hassle in comparing services and other educational opportunities from one school to the other.

I am shy to approach anyone in terms of asking information of the school/university.

The process of inquiring school/university is costly.

The process of inquiring is tiresome and at some instances are time consuming.

In terms of asking school information, I am not satisfied with their answers and explanations maybe because it’s not the exact information that they gave.

The process of inquiring is inconvenient.

Other problems (Please specify) ___________________________________

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B. Features of a SkoolKopedia: A School- for- Learner Matcher.

Below are the possible features of a SkoolKopedia: A Web- Based School- for- Learner Matcher. Please rate from 1- 10 on the blank provided which you think may need to be integrated in the system study.

_____ Provides user- friendly interface.

_____ Provides non- offending messages.

_____ Provides easy access to the users in terms of inquiring school information/services

_____ Enhancing the performance and fixing errors of a system must be maintained. The system can adapt to the system environment.

_____The system provides the correct and precise school information/ services of the desired schools/universities.

_____ The system design must be consistent. It must be appealing to the eyes of the user.

_____ The system design allows to continue to operate even the users are in the case of an error.

_____ The system secured even if your PC fails, data remains safe. Only the administrator can edit the data or the school information of the system.

_____ The system is capable of comparing school information/services from one school to the other.

_____ The system works entirely online through your web browser. It gives flexibility for all students from home or anywhere if internet access is available.

Comments/ Suggestions:

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

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C. Assessment on how effective and efficient is the existing system in inquiring

school/university

Please make a general evaluation on the process generated by the existing system in inquiring school/university. What you have to say is important to us. Your opinion counts. Please put a check on the columns which corresponds to your answer. Use the legend as your guide.

LEGEND: 5- Excellent 4- Satisfactory 3- Not Satisfactory 2-Needs Improvement

1- Unacceptable

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | | | | | |
Fees

* How easy was it for you to ask tuition fees, miscellaneous fees and other fees?

* Does it provide the appropriate amount?

Baccalaureate Program

* How do you rate programs in terms of inquiring? Are you satisfied with the information given?

* Does it provide students’ need? Specifically prospectus?

Accreditation Status

* Does it provide the updated status on each course?

Scholarships Program

* What is your level of satisfaction in terms of inquiring scholarship program?

* Does it provide the exact scholarship information for your awareness?

Subjects

* How do you rate the subjects in terms of inquiring? Are you satisfied based from the information given?

* Does the subject as delivered follow the outline and the other descriptive information?

* Does it provide enough detail about the subject you’ve acquiring?

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