School management system takes care of various aspects of school functionality such as scheduling meetings, managing inventories, marking attendance, etc., but does it help in improving education?
It surely does. It helps teachers in creating a whole different method of teaching and presenting the curriculum. It gives the power to direct the education in the way which benefits the teachers as well as the students. Here are the ways in which school management system ensures better quality of education:
Making student reports for each student for every test seems too much of work, and it is. It takes up lot of energy and time. ERP helps teachers to prepare such reports and present them in an organized way.
This saves a lot of time for the teacher to concentrate on analyzing those reports and figuring out ways to improve the results of the students. By analyzing the reports of every student the teacher can have the opportunity to structure the study material according to the needs of individual students.
Customization for Each Student
Learning Management System (LMS) is the type of school management system specially designed for teacher-student communication. Through this application the teacher can upload teaching material. This material can be uploaded in many formats.
For example, if there is a student who finds it difficult to understand textual concepts, then the teacher can upload a video related to the same topic for this student (and others) instead. The presentation of study material depends upon the creativity of teachers and the need of students. It can include text, videos, games, photographs, quizzes, story, role play etc.
This customization will keep the students motivated and will improve their self esteem. It would also train them to learn things in many different ways presented.
As mentioned in the point above, each student needs a different mode of learning. Each student has their own pace of learning as well.
Curriculum can be divided into short nuggets and can be uploaded on the LMS. The students will then be given a deadline to finish up the short courses. Students can then study those topics at their own pace but in the given time.
Another benefit of having study material uploaded on the LMS is that the given material can be accessed by students at any time in the future as well. This would help the students to revise the course throughout the year. They can easily clear their doubts with the teachers, sometimes using LMS chat, once they have the material with them.
Student data such as personal details, attendance reports, test results and assignment progress is accessible to only the teachers, students and their parents/guardians. This saves the students from the unnecessary pressure of academic competition within peers.
This has a positive impact on students as they will be open to comments given by teachers since they will be given in private. It also boosts the self esteem of students who feel embarrassed when the results are declared in the presence of the whole class.
Apart from collecting data such as student’s attendance, results and assignments other important data can also be collected which would be beneficial for understanding student behaviour.
Data mining of student behaviour is already a wanted source data by teachers and student management system developers. Simple data such as the number of times students logging to LMS, the pattern of studying throughout the year is essential for understanding how education can be made better. Such information does not violate the privacy of students as their personal details are kept classified.
Involvement of parents in educating the children is just as important as a teacher’s role. Teacher’s job is to teach students in school, but to fully understand the topic; students need to put in a little extra effort in the form of home work or assignments.
Parent-teacher communication used to be very limited until technology stepped into the picture. Teachers had to wait for a long time to share a student’s report with the student’s parents/guardian. This was usually done during the scheduled parent-teacher meeting and reports of all the students had to be produced around the same time.
Now the Student Information System (SIS) takes care of collecting and organizing students’ test results and other reports such as attendance and participation in extra-curricular activities. All these reports are forwarded to parents from time to time. By using SIS the parents can be informed about the given home work and upcoming school events.
In today’s world, children from a very young age are engaged with gadgets. Using school management system at educational institutions brings a sense of familiarity to them. Students are more open to learning when the material is provided in the form of quizzes, videos, scenarios which they can access anywhere at any time.