A Student Academic Management System isn’t just for students and educators
In the past, this blog has elucidated extensively on how student academic management systems, or other management systems, help students, educators, and non-educator staff make the most of their in-school time. We have also spoken of how an efficient student academic management system is an asset outside of school hours also – platforms allow teachers to communicate with students one-on-one, share readings to support in class material remotely, enable peer learning through creation of student groups, and allow students to manage and organise their own learning more efficiently.
The focus can, thus, increasingly remain on educating a child, since repetitive processes and cumbersome administrative tasks are automated by an easy to use platform that everyone from student to principal can learn to utilize intuitively. A group that can also benefit from a student academic management system is the one who might be the one that has the most emotional and certainly the most financial stake in their child’s learning – the parents. While it is obvious how a student academic management system can benefit those directly involved with an educational system, what use do parents have for such a platform?
Studies have shown that parents who are more involved in their child’s academic life tend to have a positive impact on their performance. This stands to reason – parental involvement provides children with the support and motivation they need to take their studies seriously and also allows teachers and parents to combine powers in order to empower a student. Why not then utilize every tool at their disposal to maximize impact?
Parents, here is how you can use your school’s student academic management system in order to positively influence your child’s educational outcomes:
1. Build better teacher-parent relationships
One of the perks of a student academic management system is that it allows for efficient, personalised, and confidential communication between entities. While the focus is on personalised attention from teacher to student, the communication between parent and teacher is equally as important. Being able to refer to coursework, homework, reports, or grades within the same student academic management system enables more efficient and effective communication between parent and teacher, allowing them to team up to help a student learn better both at school and at home.
2. Easily keep track of your child’s academic progress
No more hunting down of report cards, keeping track of remarks in the student diary, or unnecessary parent-teacher meetings. With all student coursework, homework, reports and grades being shared with a student academic management system, it becomes a one-stop shop for all academic related interactions and monitoring for a parent. A report card once a semester or year is just a one-way street of communication, and often comes too late to allow for any sort of meaningful intervention. A student academic management system allows a parent to continually track student progress and enables parental intervention in a timely fashion. This means less time wasted on daily organizational scramble, resulting in more focused study time.
3. Build communities with fellow parents
Creating a group or community in a student academic management system is not just a tool to create virtual classrooms or a forum where students can benefit from group discussions and peer learning. A community can be set up for all the parents of students enrolled in a particular class or batch in a student academic management system – there is strength in numbers! This enables parents to communicate more easily with each other, share wisdom and information, and also collaborate more effectively with the institution.