The learning management system is a key component in increasing the productivity and efficiency of school activities. It is now time for educational institutions to start shifting their pattern of learning to advanced mechanisms by the use of technological means.
Educational institutions’ ERP systems have been quick to adapt technological means because it allowed them to cut a lot of costs and drive out advantages. For example, previously students who were unable to attend because of the remote location now avail a good quality education by using the Internet. Similarly, the school also uses some efficient tools to enhance the learning experience of students while making up for the absence of physical teaching forms.
A smart class software can be in the form of general smart classes such as making use of screens instead of boards. Other features of a SmartGlass software include an LMS, attendance management system, assignment boards, and so on. It allows a teacher to function in the classroom and focus only on teaching while using the tools that help them in teaching mechanisms.
Comparison of applications
There are some applications students use at home to study, apart from using digital means such as the Smart class software at school.
The major difference between these two lies in the fact that a school smart class software is managed by the institute, and is set according to the standards of the institution. It focuses on the particular needs of children in that school. Hence, this software can contribute to the overall development of students. On the other hand, when students use applications and software at home to study along, it is created with a rather broad aspect to suit the needs of almost every student. Moreover, this application is not supervised and coordinated by concerned teachers. Teacher feedback is important for students because it helps them improve how they study. A home application cannot perform this task.
Advantages of school Smart class software
Installing some features from the school software on devices of students is easier than installing an application from the Internet unsupervised. Teachers can help students at the beginning of the session, and a group learning session promotes other values too.
Minimal need for tech support
A school is the tech support for smart classes because the schools are careful in appointing them. Students and parents, on the other hand, have to go through a difficult time with customer support of a software or application when they install it from a third-party source or purchase it.
Accessing school material is easier because students can refer to other classmates when they doubt accessibility options, and also ask for an extension of time from teachers in case they are accessing classified data. An in-house application for education provides only a few resources and no references can be made with other learners using the same application.
A school does a better job in backing up details because they are careful about data storage and management. Students can forget to store their data offline, and even not have any backups. They can lose the files and learning material easily. Smart class lectures are usually recorded, and all the learning material for classes can be arranged by the teacher in case the student misses a class, or loses their study material.
A streamlined administration process carried on in school classes is not easy to imitate with in-house applications. Students are the only individuals administering their devices at home, and sometimes their parents. Because they lack experience with educational software, they might not be the best judge and administration requirements exceed given their area of knowledge. Students find it easy to rely more on the school software for the same reason.
The installation and maintenance of special in-house applications required for studying are expensive. A school covers the costs of a smart class software by allocating the expenses. Previously, the functions that are performed by this software were assigned to people. The software replaces these people and their salaries go into the maintenance of such digital devices. Intern, students don’t spend a lot to install special in-house applications and rely on the school. A student fee covers such costs. It is more economical to have smart classes.