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 …

25 Mar

Creating value for your school through digitalisation

Creating value for your school through digitalisation

In our last blog post we talked about the high level benefits of digitisation to schools. This then raises the question of what happens to the document once it has been digitised? Making an electronic copy of a paper document has benefits but the true value is in being able to integrate that digital record into your schools processes. A recent study of SME’s (including schools) by Fuji Xerox Australia shows that organisations are still struggling with paper. In addition, small businesses want to invest in digital solutions, cloud and mobility, and expect their processes to be integrated for more efficiency. This marrying of digital documents with improved process supported by technology, such …

24 Feb

Document Digitisation in Schools

Document Digitisation in Schools

Schools, like other businesses, are constantly looking for ways to do things better and be more efficient in their operations. Faced with the challenge of being time and resource poor, schools are looking for the most effective ways to: Handle information throughout the student lifecycle Adapt to changing information technology practices such as BYOD, cloud computing and internet accessibility Provide students with access to learning materials both inside and outside the classroom Digitisation is one of the many options schools are looking at to make the life of teachers, administrators and students easier when it comes to handling information. Digitisation is the transfer of analog information into a digital format, for example, the …

20 Jan

The Waiting Game: Engaging Students and Parents through the School Enrolment Process

The Waiting Game: Engaging Students and Parents through the School Enrolment Process

Being able to convert prospective students on a waiting list to actual enrolments is a critical issue facing Private Schools. School waiting lists are a source of frustration and angst for parents who may apply to as many as four Schools. They then anxiously wait to have their child’s enrolment confirmed. It is important that Schools are able to keep the parent and prospective student engaged in the school community while on the waiting list. This will help to: Avoid anxiety and ensure the student and parent are the right fit for the School Keep your School front of mind over other Schools the parent has applied to This can be a long …

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