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					Facilitating Evidence-Based Educational
        Management through ICT

     ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum
             16 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand




                                                   Jonghwi Park
                               Programme Specialist, ICT in Education
               UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
    Transparent & Effective Governance for Education

• Think about our own country context
   - A teacher who wants to develop lesson plans aligned with national
     curriculum
   - A headmaster who wants to monitor dropout rates of his/her school
     with national/provincial/district averages
   - A government committee who needs to decide on a new line of
     investment on procuring computers for schools




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      Management and operation of an EMIS
•EMIS is a way to provide the foundation for decision making at every level
of the education system.




                                                  Source: Powell, M. (2006). Rethinking Education
                                                  Management Information Systems: Lessons from and
                                                  Options for Less Developed Countries. InfoDev, p.11.
  UNESCO’s Initiatives: OpenEMIS

• Why OpenEMIS?
   – Deficiency and weakness of EMIS in many countries (lack of
     robust information system)
   – Need for database with basic features common to most countries

• OpenEMIS Main Characteristics:
   – A generic tool, designed by UNESCO: Adaptable to various country
     contexts (administrative & education structure, customized
     indicators…)
   – Available to member countries without any restriction (open
     source code)
   – Strong database engine to handle multi-year large datasets
     (nationwide)
   – Facilitate the building of an EMIS fitting users needs at various
     levels (central, regional, local)
   – User friendly interface
http://openemis.codeplex.com




                           For more info, please contact: Mr Pierre Chapelet
                                                          (p.chapelet@unesco.org)
      OpenEMIS Deployment in Mongolia
                                                 Setup using
Country Level                                    EMIS
                                                 Builder
                             MySQL
                            Database

                      Data replication through
                          LAN or Internet

Regional Level




  Local Level
 (Educational
Institutions or
                  EMIS User WORKSTATIONS
   Centres)
   Challenges in EMIS

• Evolutionary, not revolutionary
• Captures both quantitative and qualitative
  information
• Customized, responsive, and sustainable
• Backed by strong commitment among stakeholders
• Includes institutional building and capacity
  development for proper collection, dissemination,
  and use of information
Thank You




        j.park@unesco.org
       www.unescobkk.org/ict

				
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