Vivek Goel is currently working as the Vice President of Marketing and Evangelism at Quixy. He has around 2 decades of rich experience working in eminent organizations including TCS, VeriSign, Qwest Wireless, Navayuga Infotech, and Mila.
Education is essential for every individual. Institutions, catering to various education levels starting from primary education to advanced studies, help students at every stage of their learning process. Due to the pandemic, these institutions were forced to switch to online teaching and move towards a digital approach. Institutes without digital learning solutions and manual administration processes were adversely impacted. Digital transformation and remote learning became a buzzword in the education industry.
The education industry, in general, has always lagged behind others to adopt new technology. Gartner’s survey found budget constraints and dependence on technology providers as the main reasons hindering institutes from adopting new technology. In many institutes, a lack of digital talent has prevented the staff from adopting digital solutions, which has stalled digital progress. The staff including teachers, need to be well-versed with digital to ensure that they can use the systems efficiently. Gartner has also identified digital dexterity as one of the top 10 trends that will drive the education industry’s transformation.
There are often 3 key systems in any educational institute:
Student Information System (SIS):
This system processes all of the students’ information, including admissions, grades, attendance, examination, etc. The system is essential since it helps the staff keep track of the students and their academic progress. Having this system in place, the staff don’t need to plunge into piles of paperwork to find required information regarding a student.
Faculty Management System:
In an educational institution, the faculty is equally as important as the students. All information regarding the teacher’s recruitment, background, assigned work, attendance tracking, and schedules can be managed with this system. A portal or application to keep track of their pending schedules or assessments can be immensely helpful and time-saving for teachers.
Facility Management System (FMS):
An educational system’s infrastructure is essential for students to get the most out of their learning experience. Each facility, be it a classroom, laboratory, library, or hostel, need to be managed in terms of upkeep costs, maintenance, etc.
No-code can help unite these systems.
Getting a custom software built meeting all the unique requirements of any institute can take a lot of time and money. Also, no one software can meet all the IT needs of an organization.
Enter No-Code. No-code can be an excellent solution to this problem. No-code development enables ordinary, non-technical individuals to build and deploy applications for their unique needs, all without writing a single line of code, significantly reducing the software costs. While this might sound too good to be true, the visual interface and drag-and-drop builder simplify the application development process to make it easier.
A no-code application development platform can help build and seamlessly integrate the student information, faculty management, and facility management systems and integrate with external systems, including IoT based systems, e-Learning systems, etc. With a robust platform, every process related to the staff, finances, student admissions, student graduation, alumni, course curriculum, examination, and vendor management can be automated and streamlined, leading to saved time and satisfaction. This can also have specific benefits such as:
The administrative staff needs to handle admission processes for any new applicants, which can be difficult to handle on a larger scale especially using paper-based methods. Using a robust no-code application, this process can be paperless, user-friendly, and simplified, leading to faster online admission and happier students. All the data is centralized and is available on-demand on any device.
The administrative staff also needs to deal with plenty of paperwork and lengthy processes for students. No-code can help simplify and digitize these processes at the click of a button.
No-code application development software can help provide a useful application where teachers can complete their daily tasks in a much shorter time-frame. Using no-code, teachers can simply click a checkbox to mark a student as present or absent and submit the record electronically, saving time on the whole. No-code can help automate or simplify other tasks like grading tests and give individual feedback, thus enriching the student’s learning experience.
Students can track their classes, learning assignments, attendance all in one place. They can request any services from the admin department e.g. a transfer certificate etc., with a click of a button.
No-Code is also an excellent skill for students to learn as part of their curriculum. It empowers them to focus on quickly and easily building and implementing solutions to problems rather than getting bogged down by the technical expertise required to create a software solution.
Over the past decades, the education sector has lagged in digital transformation, but the pandemic has left them no choice but to transform. No-code platforms like Quixy can help educational institutions go digital, giving them a competitive edge while improving their overall processes. There are many other benefits to this technology, and it’s worth exploring. You might end up providing your staff, teachers, and students the push they need to excel truly!