7 Ways to Make your Life Easier with a Learning Management System


Gone are the days when you could find children eagerly devouring books, be it academic or non-academic. The current generation prefers to get all their information from a single source, the screen at the tip of their fingers. Be it for entertainment, information or any other need, they always prefer to turn to their omnipresent companions. But how does it impact the world of education? Should children always be burned by the weight of books and a schoolbag heavier than them?

This need not always necessarily be the case. We are now at a technologically advanced state that learning can actually be tailored to better appeal to the current generation. It can be packed into little digital heavy capsules for better absorption. Subscribing to a Learning Management System like LoveMySkool helps you do exactly that and much more. Given below are some ways in which a Learning Management System will help you in your academic journeys.

Say Hello! To Interactive Content

Vice of the digital era is that all of us have become extremely used to interactive content. This means that traditional long-form text will more often than not be frowned upon by the students. With LoveMySkool, you can collaborate, create and share rich content that best suits your students’ preferences. You no longer have to go by one standard textbook approach for all your students for years altogether.

 Hear that voice out

It is said that asking questions is the sign of an attentive child. But it might so happen in a classroom that an introverted child might find it difficult to ask questions or voice his/her opinions in the classroom. If provided the right platform, these kids might have the most interesting insights to share. Students who require additional help with classwork can also use this platform to contact their teachers. This extra personalised approach might be that extra push that makes all the difference in their lives.

 Don’t let the class tests become a test for you

When you have a large number of classes and a larger number of students to handle, it becomes almost a Herculean task to conduct and grade assignments and tests on time. Preparing the question papers, grading them, and providing the students with feedbacks right in time for the next assignment or test, it all seems like a never-ending process. With LoveMySkool, you can easily create your assignments and tests on the platform that supports a vast variety of question types. It also takes a major load off your chest by having features like auto grading, instant feedback, timed tests and insightful analytics.  Each class and each student will have different strong and weak points. By using the Analytics feature, you can get a comprehensive understanding of this and fine tune your classes to better suit the class’ needs.

 Have all your notes in one place

How often has it happened that you walked into a classroom but couldn’t form any recollection of where you had stopped in the previous class? Countless times, right? With LoveMySkool, you can create, distribute and manage lesson plans meaning that you no longer lose track of your previous lectures. It also helps you to link your notes and assignments and track the progress so that you can find all your necessary information in one place and will no longer have to scrounge in a million sheets of paper.

 Easy-peasy grading

Your assignments and tests are all graded and the lesson plans are in place. Now you have to compile it all and give a comprehensive report to your students. The Gradebook feature allows you to integrate the tests, assignments, student projects and discussion forums to help you allot the percentages and grades easily. It can also be customised to suit the needs of the various class and course levels, making your job much easier. The grades are all automatically calculated meaning you don’t have to burn the midnight oil in calculating them. You can also set your own Rubrics that suits your Institution’s standards. The Gradebooks can be published and printed by term, unit or year.

Attend to the class without losing time on attendance

No matter how hard you try or whichever method you adopt, you just cannot speed up taking the attendance. One way or the other, you will lose countless precious minutes doing the roll call. We help you to quickly take the attendance and also to send out notifications to the absentees.

 Need more content? We have you covered

Tired of the same old textbooks that have started to bore your students? Our Store provides you with a vast array of educational content that you can explore, discover and consume as per your preferences. You can either buy a content card that caught your fancy or an entire collection. To better judge whether the content is in lines with what you were seeking, we offer you to have a preview before making the final purchase.

Back from Silicon Valley

Back from Silicon Valley

Opportunity to elevate learning
Local school districts use less advanced learning oriented tools, creating a great scope for an advanced and powerful Learning Management System like LoveMySkool which can drastically impact learning outcomes beyond just serving as an ERP like incumbent learning tools.

Open Houses’ Loving Feedback to LoveMySkool

Educators across the bay area had constructive feedback to enhance learning even further using technology and positively endorsed our journey and impending impact of LoveMySkool in the EdTech space.

Constructive Discussions took place with the educators and IT professionals of Cupertino School District and San Ramon Valley School District manifesting to a positive assimilation of an advanced Learning Management System like LoveMySkool to incredibly amplify the learning processes of the current millennials.

Welcoming our newest partner in growth
A dinner ended up into a collaborative partnership with Mrudula, who has been working in the Event Management space for EdTech in the San Francisco Bay Area for last 2 years. Her immense passion and immediate vision and belief in LoveMySkool makes her the latest champion to join our team as our CMO.

LoveMySkool Loved by Schools
October brought us the opportunity to join hands with the following educational institutions. We welcome them to our journey of bringing transformation in the field of education through simplified digital learning.

  • St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
  • Maharaja SayajiRao University (MBA department), Vadodara
  • Baroda Football Academy, Vadodara
  • Kadi University, Gandhinagar
  • Juniortechies, United Kingdom

LoveMySkool: Loving My School even more
Two new features have been introduced to the LMS software.

My Courses

  • You can now access all your courses with a single click from anywhere in the system.
  • You can access all Pages (new term for content), Assignments and Tests for a course on a single page.
  • Ability to filter by Module/Topic within the course.
  • Shortly we will add Collections, Student Projects, Lesson Plans and Messages (posts) to the course page.

 

 

My Learning Plan

  • Personalised Learning plan autogenerated by the system for each student.
  • Bookmarked Pages (content) and assignments which are not submitted are a part of the Learning Plan.
  • In the future, we plan to give the teacher the ability to edit/update the learning plan for each student. We also plan to use AI to generate suggested Learning Plan for each student which a teacher can approve, reject or edit.

 

 

 

Empowering Educators with Technology

Empowering Educators with Technology

Technology is rapidly bridging the gap between students and educators. Digital transformation is transforming every industry and it is remodelling education industry quite dramatically. Investment in EdTech companies is increasing.

According to a report*published by Metaari – Advanced Learning Technology Research company, published a breathtaking global investment of $9.56 billion in the previous year in global education technology.

Recognizing the importance of technology for education isn’t limited to investors alone. Modern-day educators and students are seeking reliable solutions that can enhance their digital learning experience whilst reducing higher education fees.

Globally, students expect their institutes to upgrade their digital learning possibilities making it easier for them to engage with modern learning resources. The demand for better e-learning technology is growing. For organizations, there’s a need to upgrade their digital resources, failing which, they might lose admitting new students and grow.

Moreover, the lack of proper technology forces teachers to use a mixture of traditional and inadequate digital support causing educators to lose interest in giving education. To ensure teachers do not quit, technology is empowering them to change the way students learn and come up with new and better ideas.

How is technology empowering educators?

Let’s take an example of a teacher who uses a software on a digital device to set homework for students. A push notification pops-up on their mobile phones when they receive an assignment. It is easier for them to access course content and interact with fellow students and the teacher through the software. Students who were absent too can access the course content and complete assignments.

The above example indicates that days of set curriculums, chalk and blackboards are long gone. Technology empowers educators to unlock boundaries, promote learning, and encourage teamwork within and outside the classroom. Through technology, educators can foster the creativity students need to create value in the modern world.

E-learning technology enhances the effectiveness of instructors to reach more students at a relatively lower cost. Cost-effective solutions better the chances of educating low-income communities across the world, through smartphones, computers, or tablets.

Technology is opening new avenues for education and it is translating learning into an engaging and enjoyable activity at all levels of pedagogy. The innovative Learning Management System helps teachers increase productivity for themselves, students, and the institution.

Technology plays a key role in promoting skill acquisition in today’s ultra-modern world. The skills teachers acquire today are the skills they will need to pass on while imparting education. So, it is important for institutions to inculcate practical and technological methods in empowering teachers and educating students.

Metaari Report The 2017 Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns

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Implementing Online Learning Content Strategy

Implementing Online Learning Content Strategy

Implementing a content strategy for online learning can be a daunting task, no matter the size of the school or a college. It can be intimidating in the absence of a precise framework and tools to execute it.

A few years ago, educational courses meant one thing and content meant another. Courses were books, files, and papers, while the content was documents, audio & video files, PDFs, images etc. Education has technologically evolved, both courses and content complete each other. Now, courses are slid under content.

The Problem

Implementation of an online learning management system has not resulted in positive experiences or outcomes for students and educators. Most content is self-generated, acquired from vendors, outsourced, compiled online, curated, and finally, hosted on to learning systems. Compiled content is seldom beneficial to learners, educators, and organizations. Assuming the compiling model will work miracles and improve learning can be disastrous because the content may lack effectiveness, correct and precise information.

Content is under constant development, while little is done on improving online content strategy. But things are changing.

What is an online content strategy?

The term ‘content strategy’ isn’t new, widely used in online marketing than online learning space. An online content strategy is a piece of a learning or education plan that refers to the management of written, visual, and downloadable media.

Five Steps

An Online Content Strategy comprises five steps:

  • Create: Create original content and identifying the location of hosting the content for learners.
  • Analyze: The second step is making the content effective for learners through continuous analyses.
  • Measure: This step includes analytical data and reports from the online learning management system. It is an ongoing process.
  • Promote: This step follows the moment content is added to an online learning system. This too is an ongoing process.
  • Optimize: Based on the third step, optimizing the content is another ongoing step. Optimizing makes the content better, engaging, and educational.

There’s one more step to churn out the best online content strategy, going back to step 1 whilst optimizing.

Courses are based on the unique learning needs; so, it is important to define the purpose of the learning courses by constantly assessing the effectiveness of the content, what students and educators are looking for, how long, and how often they are doing it.

To make online learning engaging, interactive, and encourage its usage, education institutions should prioritize implementation of the content strategy for positive and fulfilling student-educator experience.

LoveMySkool – a helping hand for today’s teachers

Passion, Innovation & Learning

Teachers associated with online teaching often find the technologies involved very challenging to use. LoveMySkool aims to simplify most of the work for teachers like scheduling classes, taking attendance, planning exams, distributing study materials, conducting classes, coordinating with parents and reviewing student progress. Using this cloud-based platform, teachers can take a step forward towards personalized online learning anytime and from anywhere.

Grading & GradeBook

Automated grading with rubrics
One of the most important tasks for teachers is to review and grade students after exams. LoveMySkool automates the process of grading and makes the job less time-consuming. Teachers also get actionable analytics indicating which concepts need to be revisited.
The multiple rubric system of the platform helps teachers to evaluate the performance of students consistently and impartially. For formative and summative assessments, GradeBooks can also be published and printed using LoveMySkool.

Lesson Plans

Customized lesson planning
Lesson planning is an everyday task for a teacher. Efficient teachers plan each of their classroom sessions, set weekly goals and accomplish annual targets to maintain their teaching standards. LoveMySkool contributes to this by letting teachers arrange and save their classroom resources according to dates, classes or terms. When teachers pre-plan their lessons, classrooms sessions become more interactive.

Discussion Forums

Direct communication between teachers and students
For a healthy classroom session, it is important that teachers and students both get to listen to each other’s views. To facilitate this, teachers can post topics open to discussion and encourage students to present their views/concerns in a Discussion Forum. The keywords for the Discussion Forum help the students browse related content.
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How Technology Can Help Differently Abled Students In The Classroom

How Technology Can Help Differently Abled Students In The Classroom

Scores of differently-abled students in the education sector aren’t viewed as students. Little attention is paid to their requirements despite the fact they deserve more care and attention.

In terms of school enrollment, educational attainment, and learning, children with mental or physical challenges are the most disadvantaged. Many children never enroll in school or drop out early. According to a 2011 UN Report*, disabled children between the age of 0-14 years of age range between 93 to 150 million across the world and most students are excluded from mainstream education opportunities.

Students with impairment are likely to have more problems than normal students. Their difficulties are many – physical strength, sensory, cognitive, psychiatric, and other health-related issues. For years together, differently-abled students have struggled with getting a proper education, coping with societal challenges, and be able to live a respectable life. Many students are left out at different grades or subjects because either the schools or the teachers do not have facilities or lack instructional expertise.

Inadequate knowledge at the educator level results in differently-abled students being subjected to incompetent and unequal educational opportunities. In most cases, the situation is opposite, educators are experts in managing and educating, but the schools lack funds and the techniques to educate kids with special needs

Cutting short from the time when Braille helped the visually-impaired with ways to read and write to the current time: one of the most amazing developments happening in the education sector is the way technology is creating a world of possibilities for such students.  

The development of computer-based technology has introduced various and unlimited options for physically challenged students, ceasing the isolation and insufficient opportunities they endured for long. Computer programs or applications introduced in classrooms are making it easier for such students to get access to learning materials, online education, communicate ideas, interact with others, and participate in educational activities.

The invention of Braille was revolutionary and it has helped millions enduring eyesight challenges all these years, but compared to technology, Braille sounds outdated. Now, tech tools and free learning management systems provide new and engaging ways to access content on diverse subjects.

Technology proves to be an equalizer for classrooms with differently-abled students. Educators can utilize devices and software that can help personalize learning for each student.

Utilization of Assistive Technology or AT can change the way, these students attain education.

But what is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is the application of technology enabling the mentally or physically exceptional to live healthy, productive, independent life, and also participate in education. For the infirm, there’s technology for –

  • Speech recognition;
  • Convert text-to-speech;
  • Audio-Visual aids;
  • Physical aids.

To conclude, differently-abled students shouldn’t be barred from education. Like normal kids, some special students do perform better in environments with little distractions and easy access to pertinent technology. With the help of technology, the future of such students is bright and they will be able to participate in classroom education and experience school life.

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How students can benefit from using LoveMySkool

Passion, Innovation & Learning

LoveMySkool aims to enhance the learning experience and outcome of students with their innovative learning management system. The advanced functionalities of this cloud-based digital platform help students with self-paced and effective learning at their own comfort. The centralized platform of LoveMySkool can be accessed 24/7 by students, teachers, institutes, and parents from their preferred location to nurture the present academic ecosystem.

Content Consumption

Simplified academic content consumption
As teachers and edupreneurs can upload varied kinds of academic content in the LoveMySkool portal, students can access the same with simple clicks. Multimedia content in text, image, audio and video format can be browsed using keywords of the topic or course they intend to learn. Students can mark topics as they complete or save for later as well.

Student Projects

Collaborated project works
LoveMySkool is designed to let students create their projects and make submissions on the platform itself. To encourage online peer interaction, it supports collaborative project work with the aim to make learning a fun activity for all. Students can explore the host of reference videos and images of LoveMySkool while working on their projects.

Online Tests

Categorized online assessment and evaluation
To stand at par with conventional classroom system, this e-learning software allows students to appear for exams online. Online tests can be in the form of Timed Tests that start and end at a specific time or as Practice Tests that can be taken any time. Teachers can evaluate and grade each student on the same platform.
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Advantages of LoveMySkool for Educational Institutes

 

Passion, Innovation & Learning

LoveMySkool is a digital learning community that facilitates collaboration among educators, students, and parents with the aim to build a brighter future. This cloud-based learning management system helps schools deliver personalized learning, implementing pedagogical models and connect students. Integrating LoveMySkool is a step towards online learning environment with unlimited customization opportunities.

Multi-Campus Support

Connects chain of schools with one click
Multi-campus schools are playing a significant role in the education sector. LoveMySkool connects multi-campus schools through one centralized platform. Educators can easily share academic content across branches of the school using LoveMySkool.

Communication

Supports easy and fast communication
LoveMySkool supports secure and uninterrupted communication between teachers, parents and students. It offers different digitized channels of communication such as wall posts, manual & auto announcements, emergency messages, discussion forums, internal emails and more. These can be used to communicate facts, ideas, concerns, and opinions.

User-friendly design

A comfortable and secure user experience for all
The user-friendly modern design of LoveMySkool makes it highly intuitive for the users. Streamlined navigation path, content organization and group related features simplify online learning. Schools can now gain their competitive edge using LoveMySkool.
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