Today, we know that technology is a fundamental ally for education. With certainty we can say that it is a tool that is here to stay, because, over time, it has demonstrated its great benefits throughout the educational field, from the delivery of knowledge to academic management systems.
However, incorporating technological innovation in schools is not a new issue. In fact, it is an issue that has been around for more than 15 years and has been accelerated exponentially by the pandemic to a turning point of transformation.
Thus, the digital drive went from being a convenient tool in educational institutions to becoming an indispensable element. So there is no turning back now.
Benefits of the digital transformation of academic managementa
Firstly, educational communities have benefited enormously from the diversification of their communication channels. In fact, it is one of the most evident characteristics of the digital transformation, since, nowadays, it is much easier to contact the educational community. Likewise, it has consolidated communication between parents and other organizations with which there is collaboration.
Another aspect that has become very important is access to information, which is now widely available and visible. Now, anyone with a computer or mobile device can access the Internet for research or consultation, no matter where they are.
In turn, such availability represents the first step in extending socioeconomic mobility to people with fewer opportunities for progress, since, through today's technological tools, they can have a wealth of information at hand to exploit knowledge and have access to education.
On the other hand, technology has also allowed an increase in the optimization of academic management processes. For example, through the use of academic software for schools. This has allowed schools to achieve constant savings in time, money and effort in the execution of their daily activities.
As a result, these advances are having a very clear effect on the satisfaction of users(whether teachers, administrative staff, students or parents), who can see the benefits of this efficiency reflected in the greater availability of resources.
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Academic management and the challenges of its digitalization
For all of the above, it is clear that digitalization and technological innovation are key elements within schools, without replacing, at any time, the role of teaching and learning.
Otherwise, a total focus on technology can end up distorting the pedagogical function. And that is the risk we are currently experiencing, where the acquisition of digital skills in school life is often imposed to leave behind cognitive functions such as the ability to concentrate, literacy, conceptualization and mathematical thinking. All of them essential for personal development and the evolution of knowledge.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that technological innovation in schools has been a very marked trend since several years before the pandemic. But it was thanks to the health emergency that technology became the new protagonist in all the processes of educational institutions.
Now, expectations are focused on the fact that digitalization will continue to generate a real revolution in learning formats and methodologies. At the same time, it is expected that teaching professionals will continue to adapt it as a support tool in educational projects as a complement and not as a replacement for education.
At Phidias, we are very clear about our purpose of putting technology at the service of education. Therefore, we developed a comprehensive educational software that facilitates academic management, making more efficient academic, financial and administrative processes of schools, adapting to the needs of each institution.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of our academic software, don't hesitate to contact us! More than 17 years of experience behind us.