“We need technology in every classroom and every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” These are the words of David Warlick which clearly states the present scenario of the education system.
The school management system development takes away the administrative tasks that the teachers need to carry out repeatedly. This could be grading assessments, checking the facts and the source of the assignments that are submitted or checking for plagiarism in the content. These were some additional tasks that the teacher had to perform which in turn took away some of their productive teaching time. Thanks to technology, all these repetitive tasks can now be carried out by automated software.
Technology helps the schools to keep record of each student more securely and systematically. Gone are the days when the record had to be kept manually which led to many missing files. Technology helps to keep the files properly as well as makes retrieval easier.
Apps allow the parent and teacher to communicate. This helps the parents to be in continuous touch with the teachers to understand their child’s development. It also helps the institution to maintain transparency.
The traditional educational system stayed within the walls of the classrooms. There was no scope to offer education to a large group of students who may even be beyond the geography. Also, the teacher’s knowledge was limited and this made it difficult to impart quality education. However, that is no more the case today. Machine learning and voice and speech recognition has taken education beyond the classroom.
With a whole lot of information on the internet, students are not just confined to the matter that is taught in school. There are e-books and tutorials to supplement what has been learnt in the classroom. This helps in in-depth learning.
Information technology lets teachers teach students easily. There is video and audio material that helps students to better their knowledge on a particular topic. The web-based and mobile-based learning applications help students to understand the topics taught in class better. It also lets the slow graspers to learn as per their comfort level.
There are unique demands today and information technology helps to cater to the needs of the new demographics. The online web-based and mobile-based courses allow the young and the employed population to get an additional degree. There are many online courses that help in career growth. All these do not require one to attend regular classes. One can take the course as well as appear for tests online.
As per studies, the one-size-fits-all approach does not stand true in the education system. The current system of education does not produce the best outcome because it is rigid and does not let the student learn at his own pace.
The intelligent learning apps will perform the following functions:
The Crowdsourced tutoring concept is a new one that is emerging in the education field. This is known as micro-tutoring where behavioral and mindfulness will help the student to achieve success. These technological advances can also help students with autistic disorders to improve their learning outcomes.
Some courses need a digital assessment of the individual. This can be feasible in the future by using the following measures to check that there is no cheating.