Every industry is looking for a way to transform its operations digitally. Automating the different aspects of a business will surely help it be more efficient and save a considerable cost. In the same way, automation in the education sector will increase teacher-student interaction. Making it easier for teachers to understand the needs of their students. Just think about how much time a teacher spends on keeping attendance records, giving marks to students, providing feedback to their parents.
If all of this operation can run autopilot, how great it would be, right? Today, we are going to explore the different complex operations which could be given to automation that can allow teachers and other staff members to concentrate on other essential tasks associated with their jobs.
The Role Of Technology In Education
In an interview, Bill Gates said that automation in the educational industry would come, and it might be difficult for the older generation of teachers to accept it. The younger generation will work hand in hand with automation to elevate the educational industry to a whole new level. There are several reasons to disrupt the working of old methods of education. If we think about it, it is not unusual to see new technologies penetrating the old techniques present in the system.
Any industry has its multiple layers of working, which are interlinked in more than one ways. There are four different parts of an educational system that can be automated. Given below, we have briefly defined the implementation of automation in all four of them.
The administration is responsible for handling non-academic tasks, and these include student registration, shortlisting of candidates, along the enrolment process. With automation, an educational institute can drastically bring down the workload handled by administration staff as automation will decrease the number of manual tasks and provide the data in a much shorter time.
No human can work 24×7, but, on the other hand, a chatbot or a machine can work without complaining. Also, the response will be instant, and a student will not have to face any dullness, which can be present in human support sometimes, when they are working in longer shifts. Moreover, with the help of automation, a student can easily renew their gate passes, book return date, and ask for leave if they are not feeling comfortable. All of these complex tasks which are currently run by human employees manually can be automated. Thus resulting in no human errors, which leads to better data storage accuracy and efficiency.
Educating students is the primary goal of any institution. As part of training students, teachers also have to manage class scheduling, attendance management, assignments grading, etc. With automation, a teacher can leave the task mentioned above on a computer. Students need to punch their number when they enter the class, and their attendance will be marked. Students can have RFIDs which can let both the parents and the teacher know if the student is in the class or not.
Most colleges are in big cities, and students have to leave their parents’ homes to pursue higher studies. Parents can’t regularly come to get the report of their ward. But with the help of automation, they can find out how their child is performing in academics and non-academic tasks. Also, a parent can keep a check on his child’s assignment process, grades, and attendance. In addition to this, parents can be mailed or notified via a text message if something important is happening with their child in the institute and needs their attention.
In the end, it all comes down to the students, and they are the key beneficiaries of the disruptive tendencies when implementing the new automated education system. With the use of AI and ML, students can now get themselves educated via distance learning. On the other hand, if they want to get in touch with one of the lectures, they can fix the meeting online and get it done on the designated time and date.
So the student has joined the educational institute, but it’s still essential for an institute to keep the communication line open between both parents and students. The follow-up is the way to tell them that the institute wants to know your experience with the education and other facilities. It assures students that the institute will take care of them in terms of both personal and educational growth and will be there to support them when a problem occurs.
Automation is coming, and there’s no denying that it will change the educational industry completely. With automation in play, both teachers and students will have more freedom in the system. Thus, they can work and learn according to their time constraints respectively. Automation is not the future of the educational industry, but the present. The transition in the academic sector is happening now.