The education sector over the years has been traditional in approach in adopting digital solutions through IT Automation development. However, over the last decade there has been a shift in this sector over adopting digital technology by educational institutions such as schools both at primary and secondary levels.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies across all sectors especially the education sector now being required to adopt it much faster. The e-learning industry is already making strides even before the emergence of COVID – 19 pandemic which is now estimated to reach $375 billion by the end of 2026.
Remote learning has become a normal day to day activity for students and teaching faculty as a central support system that is making education possible.
Importance of Digital Transformation
The education industry is facing challenges in the present scenario with still many educational institutions working in traditional way thereby hindering the progress needed in this sector.
Some of the outdated methods still being used or applied include-
- Paper based administration.
- Distributed resources that include learning material, interaction of teachers towards students and vice versa.
- Lack of digital tools or comprehensive platform between students, teachers, and parents.
Like any other organizations adopting latest technology tools, educational institutions also need proper digital capabilities to attract digitally wired students and create a competitive advantage to run their institutions successfully.
This can be possible by embracing digital transformation by developing digital tools to allow it to reach where the students, teachers and parents are.
Irrespective of the location where the students are whether in homes, classrooms, or on smart phones it is necessary for educational system that continues to contribute its efforts in building a smart and civilized society.
How Digital Transformation contributing to the future of educational development
Improving educational system especially in developing economies is a huge challenge. However, it is not impossible when done systematically. These challenges can be taken head on by educational institutions such as schools, colleges or training companies by improving the way they guide, interact with the students, teachers and parents.
The needs of education system – An Overview
The question that comes into mind when providing or developing a IT Automation development application for education system is – what are the needs of the education system. The answers are-
– An efficient management system
A majority of schools in India still rely on paper based administrative process. The amount of data and complexity of processes that take place results in huge financial burden in addition to using human resources to a large extent.
There also involves a huge gap between students who look for information about a school or a particular class and how they apply or enrol.
Paper based announcements and publishing new schedules is an age old process that is no longer sustainable. Therefore, to streamline these processes the educational systems need to look to IT Automation development to help them build cloud-based systems that help in facilitating resources and operation management.
IT Automation helps educational institutions in creating or developing their own solutions that cater to their specific needs as each institution has its own unique needs.
An efficient digital management system can help in resolving most of the issues such as in case of-
- Document management
- Student data
- Assessment and grading
By acquiring the digital capabilities to work on the above mentioned cases will help educational institutions to become flexible and run efficiently in addition to cost savings in these times of tough competiton.
- E-learning platform and virtual classrooms
The COVID-19 has taught us new lessons resulting in educational institutions to shift to online learning creating a demand for e-learning software solutions and products making remote education sustainable.
A custom made digital e-learning platform is cost effective, have high availability and is adaptable. Through this platform it becomes quite easier to retrieve study materials with ease, follow your learning progress and even suggest new tools or classes that are useful to both students as well as teachers.
- Mobility Solutions
The exponential growth in smartphone apps or applications is influencing the way the education sector is engaged in building learning experiences. Students are expecting their learning experiences to be convenient and agile. Students are now involved in micro learning which means learning a course or program in pieces that enables them to learn at their own pace and time.
Learning through an application is enabling a student to study at their speed and on their terms and when combined with reward system makes it more appealing.
Mobile learning is also providing institutions a better access to analytics that is helping them to gain insights into students learning patterns that in turn is leading to developing personalized course curricullam or program.
The advancements in new technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is expected to result in developing new IT Automation solutions/products that would result in opening up new ways of learning experiences on campuses or through online tutoring.
Finally, it can be concluded that taking the help of IT Automation is going to be a new trend in education industry to bring in agility, efficiency and growth that are inherent in powerful digital solutions.