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How to Navigate the Data Model

In order to access the Data Model Browser, click on the Data Model Browser link in the Tools and More Information box on the Home Page of this website. The Data Model Browser web pages display the Education Data Model content. The sections below explain the functions of the Data Model Browser.

Menu

The vertical list on the left of the screen allows for quick navigation up and down the class branches and to easily move from one branch to another. Every clickable item in the list opens up a sub-list (a lower level branch). Each list item represents a class or a subclass until the lowest level item, representing the entity is reached at the end of a branch (called the leaf node). The picture below show an Entity selected in the menu.


Entity Menu Screen Shot

This picture shows a Class selected in the menu. Notice that the display on the right of the screen in the picture below is different for a Class as compared to the display for an Entity.

Class Menu Screen Shot


Name Search

On the right side of the web page banner is a box labeled “Search.” Type a term into the box and press the Go button. Any classes, or entities whose name contains the term is returned in a list of classes and a list of entities. Click on one of the items in the list and you will go to the page for that class or entity.


Search Text Box Screen Shot



Advanced Search

Click on the Advanced Search selection of the Data Model Browser Menu to get the screen below. Select the fields you want to search by checking one or more check boxes. A list of classes and/or entities will be returned. Click on one of the items in the list and you will go to the page for that class or entity.


Search Text Box Screen Shot



Education View

The Education View presents the NEDM in a top-down format based upon six major education areas. While other parts of this website present perspectives directed toward technical users of the Model, this perspective on the Data Model is tailored toward educators. These areas represent different perspectives from which items and relationships in the model can be generated. Together, the following six areas make up the education enterprise. There is some overlap among these major areas in the ways in which they interact to support the overall education enterprise.

The figure below presents the six major education functional areas. Click on one of the six boxes to drill down to more detailed education functions and then to NEDM Entities. At this time, the School Formulation and the Teaching and Learning areas are active. Check back later as we update the rest of the areas.

Table of Contents Screen Shot



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