In the past decade, we have seen an incredible evolution of technology in every aspect of our lives. It is an understatement to say that technology has just merely improved, it has actually made leaps and bounds. We have seen the rise of technologies such as AR and VR to smartphones and artificial intelligence and machine learning; technology that has become a part of our everyday life and that will become the reality for all people around the world. One thing that has become prevalent among all people due to smartphones is the use of mobile applications or mobile apps as most people call them.
Smartphones entered our lives around early 2007 and along with them, software applications followed. At first, applications were intended to offer mostly productivity assistance, for example, to check emails and calendar but over time they expanded to several other areas such as gaming and geological location-based services. Sometime later student information systems came along. Student information systems are platforms that provide capabilities for registering students in courses, documenting, grading and other assessment scores. Millions of schools around the world are placing their trust in student information systems for data management and effective organization.
Now regarding smartphones, the modern smartphone user has an average of 35 mobile applications installed on their device, some pre-installed but mostly downloaded. This means that users spend a significant amount of time on their phones and browsing apps. Sounds terrifying but who can blame users? Everything is in the palm of our hands nowadays. Literally. So, what are the advantages that you have when you mix those two incredibly popular technological solutions: mobile apps and SIS? Below we will see the four major reasons that make student information mobile apps the future in the education world.
Students require a lot of information from their institutions such as admission notices, timetables, event details, etc. Currently, information is distributed to students in two ways. In the traditional approach, which is on college boards via announcements or through traditional communications such as telephones or bulk emails. And secondly, on the institutions’ website. Both have their own disadvantages: the first approach is quite messy and wastes a lot of paper and time the second doesn’t offer a personalized experience; just a collective information posting. So, let’s see what a mobile app can offer to an educational environment:
Student information systems, like Classter, have adapted many of their functions for smart devices thus offering new options to users. One of the very important functions adapted for mobile devices is the use of Student Attendance keeping. Mobile applications simplify the absence registration process since all data is recorded locally wherever you may be, on the device and they are then sent immediately to the registry when the device is connected to the Internet.
Mobile use in the educational field is also changing the way we communicate between teachers and students and can be used effectively to improve instructional quality. If you are a teacher, you can easily handle your classroom through your student information system app or even communicate with your students and their parents. Imagine the data you record in-class to be spread in real-time to parents, students and school administrators as well as the ability to motivate your students while in-class.
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