“Why Digital Transformation in Education Matters”

(PaymentsJournal, paymentsjournal.com, 14 March 2019)

“Peter Richardson, Senior Marketing Manager PFU (EMEA), explains why digital transformation in education plays a crucial role”.

The Commission on Assessment without Levels final report suggests that schools should check what students learn and if they meet the expectations through an assessment framework to inform parents and stakeholders. This system would rely on assessment data, something that teachers don’t like and which the proper technology could solve. Technology can capture how the child progress by monitoring its work. Sharing the homework with parents is easier if it is available digitally. Digitalization can help administrative duties and save time. Schools can ask students to fill paper versions that are after scanned and digitalized, increasing the response rate and improving teaching. In the case that schools have excluded and special needs students, they face more challenges as they have to coordinate with more stakeholders. They can digitalize the necessary data so that it is easier to send the required information to the right party safely and securely. As new rules came out, people have the right to access their personal data so requests to have it are expected to increase. As most information is just available in paper, to respond will be time-consuming and non-compliance if the request cannot be meet. In addition, due to the GDPR, teaching institutions have to look at security because paper is less secure than records in digital platforms. Schools can see the benefits of having digital working practices such as digitization of administrative and student material, to share with staff members, students or parents.

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