How has school management software changed learning?
Education has evolved thanks to school management software
On the Fedena blog, we regularly look at how school management software fits in with our new world. We have previously discussed how this technology will be used in 2018, used in times of crisis, and even used to teach different types of students. We have started to witness the far-reaching effects of what was viewed as a simple administrative tool – your school management system.
Education technology, like school management software, is slowly becoming a necessity. While simple pen and paper might never die out with loyalists, old school techniques are being thrown out for the new every day. One cannot deny the convenience of a smartboard over your blackboard, even if the latter does have its charms.
But what about the role of education technology in shaping new ways of learning. How has the advent of school management software changed learning environments, learning equipment, or more simply, learning itself for every stakeholder in the system?
Here are some changes we have noticed:
1. Dynamic Learning Material
Since the introduction of school management systems, we are seeing a change in the kind of material students learn from. Educators are increasingly able to work with more engaging content – from videos to games, to music.
These dynamic materials are more interesting to young students leading to higher engagement with the coursework. Research shows us that most
people are visual learners. Being able to rely on dynamic, visually engaging content can result in better learning outcomes. Still doubtful? Next time you have a difficult Physics concept to explain, use any of the plethoras of YouTube videos out there that explain it more visually and see the difference for yourself.
2. Extended Accessibility
We are seeing an increasing spike in the use of modern learning tools but the sad reality of the situation is that, even now, in 2018, we see young people with no access to an education. This is due to a multitude of factors, but most commonly, it is due to a lack of funding or access.
Your school management system is a possible solution to these issues. Being able to remotely access learning materials and one-on-one guidance just through your mobile phone or computer is step one to bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
3. Improved Administration
There is no denying that education has become a more strategic endeavour. A by-product of this increasingly planned out approach is the growing use of educational technology of is a near immediate boost in efficiency. Your school management system was built to improve and automate processes in your educational institution.
This is especially the case if they are time and labour intensive; associated costs are automatically reduced. It also means a better experience for the end user – the students and parents. Instead of tangling with bureaucracy every time they need to make a fee payment or check their course schedule, these
stakeholders can do what they need seamlessly, from anywhere, on any platform, and at any time.
4. Increased Collaboration
School management systems inherently encourage better communication between all the stakeholders – teachers, students, parents, and non-education staff – who are working on giving a child the best possible start in their life.
This results in better collaboration between parties, leaving each of them to do what they do best – their key job responsibilities. It also results in better peer learning or blended learning – students are able to work in groups even remotely, learn from each other, create online study groups, and communicate directly with their teacher in real time to troubleshoot and problem solve.
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