I didn't intend on incorporating the eBooking however, once both are complete I see no reason why they cannot be merged.
The eBooking system is almost completed.
I have successfully run a test with a small school (6 classes) where the system was used and the feedback I got was poitive.
One element that has not been tested is large numbers of teachers/classes as would be found in secondary schools. Once I have tested this I will release the source code and obviously let everyone know on here.
If you wanted I could give you a demo of the system to give you an idea of how it was used during testing.
I did think about integrating the Reporting software with existing solutions such as the OpenSIS project however, many schools that I have spoke to in the UK (where I am based) already use a solution which does most of the tasks these open source packages provide. The software does provide a means of giving 'Reports' to parents however, this is simply a grade or percentage and still requires a teacher to enter comments manually about a child.
What I was looking to do was create some form of 'word banks' that teachers could use to evaluate a student along with the ability to add personalised comments about a pupil. I see no reason why this couldn't be integrated with the existing Open solutions you discussed, but I think a stand alone version would be more effectively used.
Do you or your colleagues use the Open projects to deliver feedback to students? At the moment I am in the research stage for this project.
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 18:32:30 -0700
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] School Report Software
Is this part of the eBooking system you described back in August?