The shift from the classroom to remote learning in recent years highlighted the challenges involved with such a sudden shift, as many educational institutions were unprepared at the start of the global pandemic. Digital transformation can provide an infrastructure for educational institutions to seamlessly adapt to the changing circumstances in our world, allowing these institutions to continue their school years and lesson plans uninterrupted in the event of the unexpected. In this blog post, we’ll explore a few of the reasons why digital transformation is essential for schools and universities.
Future Proofing Through Digitization
Fires, floods, and other natural disasters can potentially destroy volumes of paper hard copies of essential documents or render them inaccessible at crucial times. Through digitization, these vital documents can be permanently backed up in digital form and are instantly accessible to students or staff with the click of a mouse.
The embrace of digital technologies in schools can be beneficial to students across the board. As learning styles can vary drastically from one student to another, a one-size-fits-all approach to learning has been shown to have its shortcomings. By moving beyond textbook learning and going fully digital, schools and teachers can adjust their curriculum and lesson plans to the specific abilities and needs of students to ensure their success, allowing students to learn at their own pace and resulting in an overall improvement in performance.
With the constant inundation of incoming paper documents in the education sector coupled with retention schedules requiring schools and educational institutions to retain documents for extended periods of time, effective document management can be an increasingly uphill battle. By eliminating the need for paper-usage expenses and costly physical storage to house a large majority of these documents, schools and universities can start seeing savings immediately. By converting the curriculum to a largely digital format, the instant accessibility of video content, interactive lessons, assignments, and tests can boost efficiency for teachers and students alike, along with the ability for teachers and students to monitor progress as scores are available in real-time.