Even as educational institutions across the globe adapt their curricula to reflect the constant development and use of new technology, many of them are still faced with the dilemma of coping with the rapidly changing and often massive flow of informa- tion involved in the administration of these institutions. Undoubtedly, the manage- ment of information is set to play an increasingly dominant role in determining how successfully our educational institutions are being administered.
Institution administrators are therefore among those who will have to adapt to the new paradigm taking on new strategies and embracing new technologies. With limited resources and a budget that must be managed effectively in the face of conflicting priorities, administrators will need all the tools that can help to enhance the manage- ment of the institution, while providing the greatest transparency and accountability.
Today’s administrators benefit from having at their disposal, application software packages which assist in collating, coordinating, processing and managing the flow of information in the administrative activities of their institutions. By facilitating
real-time access to important administrative and management information, these software packages contribute significantly to institutional administration.
Here, we are looking at the use of computers and computer technology in institutional management, discusses the components, desired system features and effectiveness of management software for Educational Institutions.