Schools on YouTube


Diaries and annual score cards, which told of your ward’s progress, are passe in this new revolution that is sweeping across the education system.

Teachers and school leaders are opening online communication channels to spread their message and increase interaction with parents. So instead of a printed and signed circular from the principal, you may now get to see the man himself on YouTube. He will inform you of important events and developments, including that dreaded fee hike.

Schools are pleased with the development as they cut back on time with instant posts. They also save the environment and money because this is a paperless effort. Online communication is quick, efficient and constant and they are keen to milk the medium to their advantage.

Social media channels like Facebook are being increasingly used by schools to get their message to parents. Bus timings, holidays and special events are posted on school Facebook pages which parents can access.

That’s not all. Some schools are using dedicated apps to push news, events, homework and other information they consider important.

What’s the upside to this technological shift in schools? Smart classrooms where information is widespread is one of the benefits of this revolution. Parents can now track their children’s progress without having to attend quarterly meetings with teachers. Children can also teach and thing or two to parents and teachers with their deft use of technology and its applications.

It’s a system where parents, students and teachers learn to become equal stakeholders in education. Innovation and efficiencies are improved, but what is missing is real human interaction, we are tempted to complain.But like it or not, digitally-driven learning and communication is here to stay. It may sound intrusive and relentless, but it’s worth the education. –Khaleej Times


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