10 Oct

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

With modern technologies, there is an increasing pressure on schools to have more frequent and meaningful communications with their school community around student progress, school activities and other points of interest. A drive for convenience, personalisation and mobility mean that many schools are having to take another look at the way they communicate with their stakeholders in order to deliver effective communications. Communication the key to engagement A study by Harvard found that frequent teacher-family communication had a positive impact on student engagement*. Many state education departments have in place guidelines for parent and community engagement. For example, the Queensland Government’s communication strategies for schools states that schools should take a multichannel approach …

30 Jan

Managed print services helping educators move forward

Managed print services helping educators move forward

When it comes to streamlining workflows in the education sector, there are few areas as ripe for improvement as the document and imaging departments. In primary, secondary and tertiary education, vast quantities of paperwork need to be distributed between departments, students, teachers and administrators. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) notes that there are over 3.7 million students enrolled in schools across the nation, while university enrollments make up a further 1.3 million according to the Australian Education Network. With so many people participating in the education sector, obviously managing certain systems can become pretty hectic.   Managed print services growing in popularity   To cope with often demanding print solutions, many organisations …

31 Oct

Digitalisation and the new school of document management

Digitalisation and the new school of document management

With the rapid uptake of computing devices since the beginning of the current digital age, it’s becoming increasingly clear that traditional document use and storage is something of a relic for some organisations. For those who need to keep a large amount of customer or member information on hand and accessible, for instance, the days of filing cabinets and manila folders are becoming a thing of the past. From a cost, accessibility and organisational standpoint, transitioning to a digital document solution makes sense. An entire room’s worth of papers can now easily be stored on hard drives smaller than a deck of cards – or more commonly nowadays in the cloud, meaning physical …

9 Jun

How to begin Digital Transformation at School – after EduTech

Pam Fleming
Customer & Market Insights
How to begin Digital Transformation at School – after EduTech

No school is equal… Every Transformation is different   In all our time in working with schools it has become increasingly clear that no school is the same. Every school has different goals, different challenges and different priorities. That being said, all go through a remarkably similar process to tackle digital transformation, albeit with different processes and outcomes in mind. Last week at Edutech 2016 we presented the four, “not too simple” steps toward digital transformation to which just about any school can relate.  The reason I say they are “not so simple” is that at first glance it looks like a sensible linear approach to start digitising data and automating processes, but …

2 Jun

Step by Step Digital Transformation after EduTech

Pam Fleming
Customer & Market Insights
Step by Step Digital Transformation after EduTech

I loved Edutech this year with exciting presentations about how the digital world can change your brain (Baroness Susan Greenfield) and insights from students who have created their own apps/followers/companies all whilst studying for significant exams. But I was struck by the focus on classroom digital transformation. I do understand that that is where the school’s core business lies but digital transformation in administration is equally important and the flow of data and information between the two business areas is critical for improving student experience and learning outcomes. Imagine that your budding entrepreneur registers for your school and you have captured all that information upfront in your application process. Your teachers can create …

26 May

How Digital Transformation Elevates Education

How Digital Transformation Elevates Education

Digital transformation is a hot topic in any industry as companies pin their hopes in a “transformation” that will deliver efficiencies, cost savings and a better customer experience. Maybe these can be achieved but the reality is outlined in recent research by Accenture and AIIM* which shows that most companies are still largely “traditional” (paper-based processes). In fact that same research from 2015 stated that 15% of interviewed organisations had yet to begin a formal digital transformation journey. Education has a double challenge in running a two speed transformation across the business of education and across the business of administration. Whilst the transformation in the classroom is happening naturally, driven by digital native …

10 May

Bringing 3D printing to geography, biology, history and maths classes

Bringing 3D printing to geography, biology, history and maths classes

Many Australian schools and students are currently using 3D printing for their design and technology curriculum, however, there are many other applications including geography, chemistry, biology and home economics where 3D can add value to the student experience with improved learning outcomes. 3D printing encourages creativity by allowing students the opportunity to see, hold and test their ideas.  Introducing 3D printing into the classroom provides students with the same technologies they’ll find in their future careers. It allows students to turn an idea or concern into a physical object. Exploring new student applications for 3D printing Students and teachers are discovering and expanding 3D applications to enhance learning in their schools to help …

29 Jan

K-12 Education Customer Experience – A Real World Example

K-12 Education Customer Experience – A Real World Example

Customer experience is a concept often talked about in a commercial context but is not discussed as often in the context of K-12 Schools. Customer experience is not only the experience of the student but also the experience of the parent in their journey through the education lifecycle. The increased convenience of digital customer experiences outside of the education industry (e.g. online shopping, eTax) is driving demand and customer expectation for Schools to deliver similar experiences to those they encounter from digitally advanced industries. Students and parents both want new and more convenient channels to be able to interact with the School. This also has a flow on effect to school support staff …

29 Jan

Victorian Schools Visit Fuji Xerox Australia to Learn About Sustainability

Victorian Schools Visit Fuji Xerox Australia to Learn About Sustainability

Victorian Schools Visit Fuji Xerox Australia to Learn About Sustainability In September 2015, Fuji Xerox Australia hosted a group of School Students for a day of learning and fun on the subject of sustainability. The 5 year 10-12 students and 6 teachers, all from Victorian Private Schools, spent a day in Sydney with the Fuji Xerox Australia team to learn how we put sustainability into action in our workplace. They then used this learning to come-up with strategies for how they can improve sustainability practices in their School or Community. Eco Manufacturing The Eco Manufacturing centre is a state-of-the-art engineering facility for the remanufacture of parts and sub-assemblies removed from equipment during service. …

3 Sep

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Is it possible to cut costs without sacrificing the user experience? When the need for greater efficiency is growing at a rate faster than a university’s administration budget, drastic measures need to be taken. Plans to transform traditional processes of information-sharing need to be made. Fortunately, it’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. No-one’s more familiar with the balancing act between cutting costs and improving efficiency – not to mention keeping up with ever-changing technology – than university Finance and Procurement professionals. In order to continue providing a streamlined method of communication for staff, students and alumni, universities need to seek cost-effective ways to communicate that utilise new technology. By embracing new …

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