The development of technology gradually improved over the years. Technology has become a part of our lives. Many people believe that technology has made improvement in the quality of life in the different aspects. Technology improve our daily lives and in business professions. Evolution of technology in product and service design, manufacturing distribution and personal use have facilitated changes in consumer behavior.
In relation of the new advancement technology, the manually processed works become automated. Automation or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as computers and machineries. The main purpose of an automated system is to help speed up a process. It helps manually operated jobs to become simple and easy because it is managed and operated by computers. It is also accessible and it helps organizations to stay connected with their customers, clients, and students, and results into time and monetary savings.
This study is entitled Drive Me Up: Online Enrollment and Scheduling System for Dreams Driving Academy. The general objective of the study is to create an effective and efficient online enrollment and scheduling system for Dreams Driving Academy. Dreams Driving Academy is located at JP Laurel Ayala Highway, Lipa City. They have eight branches in Luzon and they are operating for 15 years. The purpose of the driving academy is to teach a driving lessons to their students and prepare them for the driver license they wish to obtain. They usually take place with in – car instructions and driver – instructor interactions session. The driving school is using a manual system to get the information of their students and because of that they encountered different problems such as low in security of data, and the difficulty of finding the availability of time and date for both instructors and their students.
The system is developed to make the enrollment easy by inputting the required information through online. It is also developed to make the class session scheduling more convenient for the both students and instructors. Each information of the student in the system is secured in the database.
This system will be developed through web programming and data base technology. Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks. Web development is also known as website development. Web development is the coding or programming that enables website functionality, per the owner’s requirements. It mainly deals with the non-design aspect of building websites, which includes coding and writing mark-up. Web development ranges from creating plain text pages to complex web-based applications, social network applications and electronic business applications.
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Hypertext Preprocessor, or PHP, is an open source programming language that is used for developing interactive web sites. More specifically, PHP is a scripting language that is executed from a web server. MySQL is an open source relational database that is often used with PHP. (Gosselin, 2011)
A database management system receives instruction from a database administrator (DBA) and accordingly instructs the system to make the necessary changes. These commands can be to load, retrieve or modify existing data from the system.
As a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) students, we came up to a proposal of developing an online enrollment and scheduling system to help the students who want to enroll in the driving academy immediately anytime and anywhere, and also to help the administrator to reduce the work and make it convenient and easier to use. Developing an Online Enrollment and Scheduling System is a challenge to develop our skills in web development and database using the knowledge that we learned from our previous courses. Researchers will do their best to achieve it.
Objectives of the Study
1. Analyze the concept of web programming and database as a tool for the development of online enrollment and scheduling system.
2. Design and develop a system to facilitate business transactions.
3. Test the Online Enrollment and Scheduling System based on its functionality and efficiency.
4. Implement the Online Enrollment and Scheduling System for Dreams Driving Academy.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
To The Client, they can inquire without living their houses. They can choose their own schedule.
To The Management, this system provide secured and privacy of client’s data. Booking schedules will be provided smoothly. Dreams Driving Academy will be famous because of this system.
To The Employees, This system will enhance the ability of the employees with regards to the clients data input system.
To The Future Researchers, this study may be used as a reference material when they conduct studies related or similar to this study.
Scope and Limitations
The main concern of this study is to analyse and design an Online Enrollment and Scheduling System. This study is an online application where students can enroll and book a schedule in the driving school via internet. The system will be implemented in Dreams Driving Academy to avoid time consuming enrolment and to avoid manual and repetitive work.
In terms of security, the proposed system will include log – in form to secure the information of each student.
The system has also its limitation. The system do not receive online payments.
DRIVE ME UP:
Acala, Claudine Marie C.
Dela Ysla, Mary Lesiree
Taguba, Ihna Marie L.