The 2019 Pandemic had a lot of different impacts on the education sector.
The major drawback of COVID was that schools were closed, and in-person education came to a standstill.
In the initial phases of the pandemic, the online systems of many different institutions were very weak.
With time, however, some schools found a way to accommodate their students. They did it with the internet, ERPs, interactive programs, and with the help of reluctant parents (of course).
Interestingly, online learning has been shown to increase information retention in less time.
According to WeForum.Org, more than 1.2 billion students in 184 countries are affected by school closures due to the pandemic. It's reasonable to assume that the adoption of online teaching will remain in a post-pandemic world (if we ever get there.)
Countries like Denmark and South Korea are still using online platforms to teach.
There has been a visible improvement in online education because of this, with investments reaching up to US$18.66 billion in 2019. The overall cost of this progress is estimated to be around $350 Billion by 2025.
Many online learning platforms provide free access to students so that they can study without roadblocks. Many other platforms also provide subjects and classes at an affordable price to understand complex concepts with ease.
Online schooling has proved to be an essential tool to sustain learning during the pandemic. Still, there are some concerns regarding online learning.
New technologies have helped students gain a positive attitude that plays an important role in improving performance at school.
In ’21 Lessons for the 21 Century’, the author highlights how schools need to focus on traditional academic skills and learning.
Skills like critical thinking, reasoning, adaptability, etc., are going to continue to be in demand in the future.
Digitization of schools entails adopting school ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software that assists in the day-to-day academic & non-academic functions of a school.
It includes e-learning management, student attendance, library and fee management, staff recruitment and salary transactions, homework management, and other administrative activities.
Schools that used ERP software before the COVID lockdown witnessed a smooth and efficient transition to online mode, unlike their non-digitized counterparts, who experienced tremendous disruptions in the teaching and learning outcomes in the initial months after the lockdown.
School ERP software enables the uninterrupted continuation of teaching and learning processes in any situation with the help of cloud technology.
School ERP software allows teachers to maintain student reports which help in constant monitoring of individual students’ progress.
School ERP software helps in streamlining the admission process. Here, the candidates seeking admission register and fill the form themselves.
Unlike traditional books, School ERP software enables teaching documentaries, audios, videos, podcasts, etc.
School ERP software has automated and fast fee collection, invoice generation, reminders for remaining fees through SMS services, etc.
School ERP software can help automate salary suggestions based on teacher performance.
This system uses an online notification system to ensure seamless and fast connectivity between teachers, students, and parents.
It can bring in more accountability and responsibility for the school administration by keeping track of the expenditures and earnings of the school.
School management software helps the school authority in creating vacancy requisitions with the options for approval/denial.
Then, candidates fill the information stored over the cloud, and customized offer letters are generated for the selected candidates.
It saves effort, time, and resources and reduces the chances of clerical mistakes besides making the recruitment process fast and transparent.
School ERP software enables parents to track the location of their children at any time and contact drivers or transportation in charge in cases of emergency.
AEDU is emerging as one of the most preferred school management software in post-covid times. Equipped with different applications and portals, it provides information to all the members of the school ecosystem, namely the admins, teachers, parents/students, and accountants.
Cloud-based services facilitate uninterrupted learning, admission, recruitment, assessment, and library and fee management. What makes it stand apart is that AEDU uses AI as an inbuilt performance enhancer. Its mobile-friendly features further make it one of the most favored school management systems across the world.
Originally published at https://aedu.co.in on October 20, 2021.