Online School Management Software enables managed expansion
Over the last few weeks, we have had extensive discussions on the Fedena blog how online school management software can be a boon to schools seeking to better manage themselves to the benefit of a comprehensive set of stakeholders.
Specifically, we have considered the types of problems online school management software can address, what features to look for when making a choice of which one to use, and how they will benefit students and teachers in the future.
But what about the more institutional desire to expand?
Good schools are rare and access to them continues to be highly prized. And is the case with any resource that is scarce, the ones with more social privileges tend to have greater access to it. Education, unlike a lot of other scarce resources, however, is not just a resource, but a vital institution that imparts the necessary skills required to enable social mobility. We cannot wait for it to naturally scale up but must push for it do so.
Scaling doesn’t come cheap, however. Finances are often a barrier that perpetuates these societal inequalities. Even though they have altruistic missions, schools need to be financially viable in order to be able to truly serve the communities they wish to empower. To ignore this reality would only result in their ultimate collapse.
Scaling does not always have to be prohibitively expensive, however. This is where online school management software can be of help. Institutions looking to expand can use this as a tool to mitigate costs while still serving a large user base. Online school management software is not just a classroom tool or a disciplinary tool, but an institutional mechanism that propels it
towards serving in bigger and better ways.
How does it do this?
Here are three features that will indicate that the right online school management software will help you grow faster than ever before:
1. Crossing Geographies
Whether it is across localities, cities, states or countries, an online school management software meets the needs of multiple branches of an educational institution quickly. Whether it is replicating tried and tested processes in new locations, or just bringing acquisitions under the mothership’s umbrella, a robust online school management software being used across various branches of the school is the online equivalent of opening up a new location. It lends a sense of familiarity no matter where in the world we are
2. Managing Ever-Growing and Ever-Changing Stakeholders
An institution is made up of its people – schools, teachers, non-education staff, and parents. A simple, intuitive, and robust system is needed to manage all these entities, 24/7. And this is where an online school management system comes in. The right one will not baulk at taking on more stakeholders and will function smoothly, leading to your school running like a well-oiled machine, leaving everyone to just focus on what they are here to do – learn and educate.
3. Scaling Quickly To Meet Your Needs
There is no end in sight for the demand for quality education. In an increasingly globalised world especially, people are demanding the best for their children in the most remote parts of the world – as they should! As soon as your institution expands to meet the demands of a community, the population explodes, and supply falls short. This race to catch-up can be mitigated through the use of an online school management system that is simple, light, easy to onboard stakeholders onto and can be scaled on demand. The right online school management system doesn’t just meet the needs of today but anticipates and prepares for those of tomorrow
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