Features to look forward to in school management software
Trends are not merely the realm of industries and cultures, but also the technology that carries them to people. In the last few years, we have seen an increasing shift towards automation of processes in the field of education. Whether it is computer-based tests, admissions portals, or dashboards that give us at-a-glance views of the state of affairs across schools, technology and education are now inextricably linked.
So what can we expect from technology this year?
Automating operations is not where the buck stops. In the coming years, we can expect technology that works towards increased accessibility for a diverse set of students, more personalized curriculum, an uptick in the use of modern technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence and social integration. As the world around us changes, so do our technologies.
Student management system is one technological product that cannot be left far behind. In 2018, we can expect the following features to be focused on -analytics, multi-platform accessibility, on-the-go accessibility, and efficient management of vast quantities of data.
Last week we discussed how your school management software will come in handy when dealing with the educational trends being forecasted for 2018.
This week, the blog will focus on what these features actually do and how they will help various types of users in the coming year.
Let’s take a look on school management software trends in 2018:
1. Student Behaviour Tracking and Analytics
Schools are increasingly not just a place where one receives homework, but an instrumental agent in developing them as people contributing to the world. In this times, technology is used to enable schools to deliver the best to their students. Step one in accomplishing this is the realization that understanding student data is key to effectively helping them succeed. It is not enough to just rely on tests and exams, or perceptions of teachers to understand a student.
Continually collecting data through your school management software about their behaviour (both scholarly and otherwise) is key to knowing them better.
2. Mobile Application
Most technology platforms that are coming out today have a mobile-first motto. And this is for good reason. Most people navigate the internet through their cellular devices rather than a desktop or a laptop. Research shows us that in especially far-flung places, a person is more likely to have access to a smartphone or similar handheld device, rather than a desktop. In order to increase accessibility to those most in need, your school management software will also have a mobile app that will seamlessly integrate with your desktop software.
Mobile applications also mean that parents on the go are able to check on a student’s progress, teachers are able to answer student queries in real time, and students are able to access class readings and homework whenever they want to – all essential to an increasingly 24/7 world.
3. Cloud support & Database management
Why weren’t we collecting these large swaths of data earlier? Perhaps it is because for a long time storing data was an expensive and cumbersome affair. Most schools have to take a call between maintaining meticulous records dating back as far as possible and being able to afford to keep the lights on. The choice, in this case, was obvious. However, advancements in technology have made it possible for this choice to become an obsolete one.
With cloud support and database management features being increasingly offered in your school management system, schools are now able to store information accessible anywhere and anytime by the right stakeholders, in addition to also managing this information in a way that is most useful to the person accessing it.
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