This is not about digital web based learning or distance learning paradigm revolving around for quite some time now , but about the effective outcomes that are emerging as a result of embedding all resources for education digitally . How many of us have in the past compiled notes on paper? How many of us have photocopied notes for non availability? How many of us have missed lectures and classes and have never been able to figure out what happened? How many of us have waited for days before we could see the result on the notice board? How many of us have always been struggling with shortage on attendance? How many of us have resolved issues by forming committees and unions during our days? How many us could never assess and give feedback on our teachers and faculties? The answer would be in agreement to all the questions above! What is this phenomena referred to which has been able to address all the above mentioned concerns and emerged as a winner? We refer it today as the enterprise resource planning. It helps us to plan and give access to our students to all resources digitally and keep things transparent in the education system.
There are various digitally available techniques to take care of many emerging needs in the education system whereby complete assessment of teachers requirements and as well as a students perspective and their needs and requirements are fulfilled. The digital platform gives access to resource planning software’s which embeds all the necessary features and offers as a complete package. There are many organizations developing on an ongoing basis the resource planning software .Also, other than these digitally user friendly software’s are the applications being developed to resolve the growing concerns in education which can be accessed from mobiles and offers comprehensive solutions .This domain and combination of digital user friendly platforms has made it way simpler to organize resources than it was in the yester years.
The effects and positive consequences as we may see are apparent as the three communities benefit from the same namely as Schools/Institutions/Colleges, Students and Faculty/Teachers. Educational Institutions benefit as all the resources can be accessed and compiled in a much easier and accessible manner. Issues related to documentation which existed has faded away and everything is available digital. Student Fraternity has been able to witness a change in their favor as concerns such as attendance, marks, learning resources, lost lectures can all be accessed and they do not have to worry with anything being compiled manually. Teachers and Faculty have witnessed a complete 360 degree change in the way education has dealt in the past with concerns on marks, attendance, assessments, feedback, projects, learning resources and many more to resolve the very core problem of paper documentation.
This phenomena has given the education industry a breath of fresh air where software and application developers understand the pulse and the issues and problems that the education industry has faced in the yester year and are doing a complete justice by creating benchmarks and customized applications for methodical compilation of resources under the institution which can be archived for years and years now.
By Ms Gopika Kumar