potential and can freely choose their life direction and value and at the same time responsible for them. Real study includes learners themselves instead of providing them truth only. At the same time teacher’s roles need to be changed into not value recognition process nor have the so called standard answer, but only a person who is willing to help students exploring possible answers and a promoter. Teacher’s job is to promote students’ development not to train or teach them. Teacher is only the prompter, inspirer and helper of a student.
5.3. Software Engineering Theory
Software Engineering belongs to Engineering, which apply theory and knowledge to practice. In order to develop high-quality software, software engineering has learned from traditional engineering principles and methods including computer science, mathematics and management science. Computer science helps to structure models and algorithms. Engineering Science is used to establish criteria, evaluate costs and make choice. Management science is as the management of plan, resource, quality and costs.
6. Design of Blog Based Student Affairs Management
6.1. Principles of the Design of Blog Based Student Affairs Management
6.1.1. Recognition of Early Stage
The preliminary work of developing a system are surveys and analysis of demand and the future development speed and performance condition are all decided to these jobs. Inadequate understanding, analysis of the platform may lead to many problems like imperfect function designing, unreasonable student management module, which will bring lots of troubles to the development later. Due to the important role the early period job plays in the development of platform, in-depth researches and surveys need to be made before developing and only in this way can we save labor, time and have a desired effect.
Platform operating system should be simple. Notifications are detailed, exact and adequate. Design, color and fonts of the layout structure are clear. Navigation on platform is definite. Prompts are accurate. Meanings of front indicative graphics are consistent with the same pictures backward. It should be easy to link and jump to other pages. It has the virtue of good interface of human-computer interaction. The interface is beautiful and has an accord overall style.
Scalability refers to the ease of expanding new functions of a soft ware. In order to solve new problems and meet new demands of students in the future management, modular structures have been adopted during the program designing and several interfaces were kept to expand new functions. The scalability of a systematic structure was made on the basis of changeable demands.
The purpose of developing Blog-Based Project of Student Affairs Management Platform for Counselors in Colleges and Universities is to put it into use in teachers’ management. Using this platform to improve the current condition of management and facilitate communications between head teachers and students. An impractical platform is wasting labor and money even if it was developed. Because of this, head teachers and students in colleges and universities must be involved in the whole process of the development. Technology developers should bear in mind that this technology is ought to serve teachers and students, so as to try their best to meet the demands of teachers’ effective management and students’ direct interaction, avoid developing for technologies or leading disconnection between technology and reality.
A system needs to follow the international standard and in accordance to related rules and standards of the development of hardware and software of computers. Making sure the system and its running environment is unified and standardized.
6.1.6. Safety and Reliability
Make sure the internet cannot be illegal login and only those in association level can visit internet data and information.
6.2. Module Designs of Blog Based Student Affairs Management
User identities such as student, counselor and manager were set up in the management platform and each identity has unique adaptive authorities. The module design of the platform is shown in Figure 3.
The main function modules in this platform are respectively registration and login, school announcement, data download, student management and site search. Here are the brief introduction of the major contents and functions of each module as follows.
6.2.1. Registration and Login Module
This module is the procedure that each user has to experience which is verifying the identity of the user before accessing platform. The system would suggest the user registering if he or she has not registered yet. Only registered users can enter into the Blog (individual space).
6.2.2. School Announcement Module
This module is accessible to every user as they open the home page. Some announcements of classes and school were put on it to help students’ prompt notice.
Figure 3. Flowchart of module design of the Blog-based student affairs management.
6.2.3. Rules and Regulation Module
This module mainly releases some rules and regulations in class and school and aim to making students know what they should follow.
6.2.4. Data Download Module
This module covers all the forms of class and school; each student can download the forms that they need from this module when they opening the main page.
6.2.5. Student Management Module
There are three sub modules under the student management module, which are management of student status, student performance management and dormitory management.
6.2.6. Site searches Module
More and more resources will be created during the use of this platform. To facilitate resources using, this platform gives Users a specific module to search needed information on it. After submitting the key word of what they want to surf and choosing search pattern, the related information is presented at once.
Student management plays an important role in the process of training people. Due to the expanding size of colleges and universities in recent years, differences between students’ abilities and shortage of counselors are coming out. Combining counselor management with those ideas exemplified by the current populating Blog such as sharing, creativeness, personality and communication can effectively manage the adding information on one side, and on the other side, it can help realizing the instant communication between counselors and students. It is not only the need of modern university students but also a way to enhance work efficiency in universities to build the Blog-based management platform.
Conflicts of Interest
The author declares no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.
Cite this paper
Ye, X. L. (2019). Blog-Based Project of Student Affairs Management Platform for Counselors in Colleges and Universities. Advances in Applied Sociology, 9, 86-94. https://doi.org/10.4236/aasoci.2019.92008