A recurring theme of worry among parents is how to remain more engaged with the learning curriculum of their children and tracking the progress of their learning. Gone are the days when one PTA meeting every three months would remain sufficient to address all concerns of parents and teachers alike. Today, with the amount of money being invested in the education of children and the access to technology, parents prefer to remain updated round the clock.
Let us look at how technology can be used effectively by schools to remain in constant communication with parents.
Learning Management System – An End to all Worries
Leading institutions around the world are switching to powerful paid LMSes that offer a great degree of flexibility and customization. From putting up annual lesson plans, assessments and complete presentations and videos outlining the syllabus; LMSes are powerful tools that shift a major part of the teaching and learning process online. Students are able to access their learning content, anywhere and anytime. Parents can track the progress of their children and see how they can help encourage or boost the morale of their children. Forums or message-boards built into the LMS allow students to raise questions online and get answers from their teachers either in-person or within the forum itself. The possibilities that structured learning content offers within a well implemented LMS are truly endless.
Parents can have a separate portal created within the core LMS, which will let them access progress reports, class behaviour details, assignment-status, and attendance regularity reports. etc. When all of this is offered via secure server; it addresses privacy and security issues as well.
Tools can be built into the system to trigger alerts about school vacations, special events, test-dates, etc; these can be configured to be sent to the parents’ phone and email address. Institutions in the USA and the UK are taking this to the next level by cross-posting status messages on their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts allowing social media channels to work as an effective and direct means of communication with parents and students.
Brightspace by D2L
You can customize Brightspace by D2L to perform all the functions listed above and much more.
D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organisations can personalise the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organisations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, secondary schools, and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.
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