[Offtopic] [OT] Online Paperless PD Application Software
Dr Paul Chandler
paul.chandler at une.edu.au
Thu Aug 12 16:25:58 EST 2010
I'm a big fan of google docs and forms (we've just done a 7-school survey
including over 400 students using Forms) ... but I'm not completely
convinced that this technology is ideally suited to Andrew's application.
Something with "workflow" built in seems more the go.
... and if Roland disagrees, then we'll just have to agree to disagree!!
> GoogleDocs, just create a form and go from there. Free to use, easy to set
> up a flat database and easy for somebody else to create reports or fix.
> Every couple of months, Google keeps sticking more bells and whistles on
> this beast.
> Once a small part of my life disappeared in a hole filled with access and
> web database, i'll never see that time return and am older and
> wiser. Whenever I nail down PD coordinators with what they REALLY need a
> database for, there is usually a core reason, wrapped in bundle of fluffy
> pink fabric. Just because it can be done online doesn't make it better.
> My advice? Go simple and flat. Diskworld had it right all along.
> Regards Roland
> On 12 August 2010 08:54, WEIR Andrew
> <andrew.weir at thomascarr.vic.edu.au>wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Our leadership team is wondering if there are any good online PD
>> application solutions, what we are looking for is possibly a web based
>> solution that staff can fill in the application it is sent on to the
>> relevant people for approval and then can be sent back as an
>> as well as to the Accounts department for payment.
>> *Andrew Weir*
>> Information Technology Co-ordinator
>> Thomas Carr College
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>> Tarneit, VIC 3029
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> Roland Gesthuizen
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Dr Paul Chandler
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School of Education, University of New England
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