In the present time, every industry is working to make the best of technology to ease their workflow and save the important time of administration in doing mundane and repetitive tasks. Digital transformation has offered the information accessibility anytime and from anywhere for efficient functioning of organization. Digitization paves the way of automation and automation has become an integrated part of our daily lives as well, we can see automation all around us like in our washing machines, dishwasher, refrigerators and may more, in education sector is no longer an exception in being digitized and automated.
Automation is the use of technology to minimize manual efforts in performing time-consuming and recurring assignments resulting in improvement of outcomes. The education model is made up of different stakeholders who are responsible for their associated academic and non-academic functions. Automation makes the best use of academic resources and gets most of the task paperless in the institute.
Here are the main points that make us realize, how automation has impacted the all the level of education sector and leads to the creation of an efficient and innovative world of education.
1. For the administrative staff
There are many non-academic activities at the administrative level which if becomes automated can drastically reduce the workload for the associated staff. Back-office activities include students’ registration, enrolment, fee collection and record, receipt generation etc. Such kind of tasks are labour-intensive, time consuming and paper based, but with the implementation of Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other automation technologies, the tasks at this level can be performed effortless with minimal human intervention which saves time and other important resources.
2. For the Instructors
The core objective of instructor is to teach and train the learners, but with the workload of other supporting daily activities like maintenance of attendance record, assignment grading, lecture scheduling etc. consumes their considerable time and effort. Today in the time of automation, all such tedious tasks can be performed in a few clicks of mouse and encourages the trainer to achieve more productive and meaningful academic outcomes.
3. For the Parents
Parents are important stakeholder of the education sector. Earlier it was a regular practice for the parents to visit the institute to keep check their wards’ performance, for his safety and many more concerns. Automation has benefitted their lives as well, now they are no longer required to visit institute for such regular tasks, digital platforms allow to connect them full-time with the institute and they can keep regular track of their children progress. Some advanced features like SMS alert on the absence of child boosts the security and relaxes the safety concern of the parents.
4. For the Students
In present time learning is no longer bounded to chalk-and-board classroom. With each passing day it is required to be more innovative and interactive. Students are no longer interested in being passive participant, they enjoy creative and interactive meaningful sessions. Automation has made all these things possible for learners. Now with the advancement of technology, students can easily connect with teachers regarding any feedback or query which bridges the learning gap more efficiently and improve the learning outcomes. Automation has enhanced the transparency of system, now students are always aware of their attendance, grades, lecture schedule and other academic activities. They can easily fetch the study content like e-notes, lecture videos, research papers etc by login on their academic platform which adds more value in gaining knowledge and skill.
Conclusion: The list of automation benefits in any sector can go on and on. Automation and digitization have transformed all sphere of life. Many complex and complicated problems can be easily solved today with just a few clicks of mouse. The contribution of automation in education sector is incredible and now it has become an inevitable part of teaching and non-teaching activities. It has positioned the stakeholders to make the best of their time and resources to bring revolutionary changes in the education system– for now and in the future.