The education sector is witnessing massive and exciting changes. Colleges everywhere are responding positively to the same and are proactively jumping on the innovation wagon to improve student and faculty experience. One such move is upgrading their campus management using mobile technology.
By integrating mobile tech, colleges can achieve their goal of making their processes fast, hassle-free, minus human errors.
Let’s look at 9 ways mobile technology is revolutionising tertiary institutions.
Enables Faster Admission Process
Admissions used to be a tedious and time-consuming process for students and colleges alike. Students had to stand in long queues to collect admission forms, fill them up manually and queue up again to submit them. The college’s challenge was to process them manually.
Mobile technology helps in designing digital admission forms that students can fill up anytime, anywhere, and submit with a click of a button. It allows students to upload necessary documents with ease and get real-time updates about the admission status.
A student management system can help with accurate scheduling and minimise human timetabling errors. The institutes can create digital and automated course timetables on easily accessible dashboards.
If there is any change in scheduling, instant updates can be sent out to the students’ phones to notify them.
Aids in Lesson Planning
The college faculty can use mobile tech to design lesson planning before the academic year starts and share it with their students.
This will help the students get a clear idea of what to expect in the new academic year.
Improves Student-Teacher interaction
Mobile technology in education can facilitate strong communication between students and teachers. Since smart phones and social networking are an integral part of a modern student’s life, colleges can use them to their advantage to improve student-teacher interaction.
Makes Attendance Management Easier
Faculty can use a student academic management system to manage attendance records. They can mark and track attendance using the system on their smart phones with just a click of a button.
No more hassles of using pen and paper for marking attendance!
Improves Exams and Assignments Experience
Students can now access and submit assignments and even check their exam results on their smart phones. Both students and teachers can record and share their feedback on the system.
Regular digital surveys sent to smart phones can help the management improve curriculum and student experience.
Enhances Campus Safety
Student safety is a huge concern in any college and mobile technology can help higher educational institutes address this by making the institute a digital campus. Colleges can digitally list emergency contact numbers that the students can call or text anytime.
Robust security measures like these in place will put the students as well as parents at ease. Safe to say, mobile tech is helping higher education institutes assure safety and security.
Allows Better, Easier Payments
Students in higher education institutes can now pay their fees using their smart phones. Numerous campuses are offering a multitude of mobile payment options through e-wallets and some are even developing their own payment apps.
Fosters Stronger Branding
Building and maintaining a stellar brand reputation is crucial for any educational institute. Mobile tech has radically changed the way this can be done.
Designing college-specific apps and social media platforms for students can portray the institutes as modern, interactive, and advanced centres of education, thus fostering strong branding.
Colleges must stay abreast with technological trends in education. Mobile technology is one such trend to adopt. Higher educational institutes should leverage this technology and milk its benefits. If your college or institute hasn’t integrated mobile tech already, you must give it serious consideration.
Arnav Kakkad is a tech enthusiast and a content writer who passionately follows the latest technology in higher education in India and beyond. He works with CollPoll, an AI-powered online platform for digital learning and campus automation, where he develops content on technology, startups and education. With a knack for understanding audiences and simplicity in presenting ideas, his content connects with people. In his free time, he enjoys reading and discovering new authors. He also goes hiking when he can, to feed his free spirit.