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  Parental Involvement: A Proof of Concept Study at MEC  
  Authors : Nadia Asim, Shahad Rashid Almawaali, Lamiya Yusuf Al Sarmi, Jamila Bakheet Alyakoobia, Puttaswamy Malali
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The research mainly focuses on the designing a parent portal mobile application for MEC. This paper is aimed towards enhancing and motivating the students in the study, as it also aimed to increase the relationship of parents with their children and guide them for the best. Currently, Middle East College is not having any mobile application where teachers or parents can register and be allowed to see and take more informed view of their children’s progress like class schedule, discipline, attendance, grades, marks, participants and even the activities that are held in the college. The main objective of this paper is to improve the connection between college and parents to help the kids rise academically. The research analysis provides an effective tool for identifying the target problems. It focuses on the importance of having a user-friendly system that can be easily operated by people of average intelligence. Incremental method is used for the research and development lifecycle as it mainly focuses on making the lifecycle a “multi-waterfall” cycle. It aims to divide the cycles into smaller, more easily practicable modules. After considering and analyzing all the literature resources, gathered the data and information, it is found that developing this application is an essential and crucial step towards the betterment of the teachers, parents and even students. It is not only seeking to improve the performance of MEC, but also enhances the studying\working experience at Middle East College. By this proposed system, the parents can log-in and access the student’s grades, attendance records as the teacher post them. The admin will be updating the site with upcoming events and matches throughout the college year. Hence parents will also be notified about the time, date, schedule time and venue. Each semester’s timetable will also be displayed to the parents.


Published In : IJCSN Journal Volume 7, Issue 3

Date of Publication : June 2018

Pages : 199-207

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Nadia Asim : Department of Computing, Middle East College Muscat, Oman.

Shahad Rashid Almawaali : Department of Computing, Middle East College Muscat, Oman.

Lamiya Yusuf Al Sarmi : Department of Computing, Middle East College Muscat, Oman.

Jamila Bakheet Alyakoobia : Department of Computing, Middle East College Muscat, Oman.

Puttaswamy Malali : Department of Computing, Middle East College Muscat, Oman.


Parent portal, Mobile parent involvement, Android development, Student information

Based on the finding of the study, researchers therefore conclude that all the functionalities of the system are done in the transaction and the system will be a very useful one in Middle East College. Moreover, it will surely help the parents in monitoring their children anytime and anywhere with a piece of mind.


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