The world is going digital, and so are schools! Online learning is becoming more rampant. Some private schools in Singapore, such as the Global Indian International School (GIIS) have a digital campus with tech-driven SMART classrooms to promote digital learning.
In this blog, we have covered the top advantages of a digital campus in schools. But before we get there, we will first give you an overview of what a digital campus is to get you acquainted with the concept.
What is a Digital Campus?
A digital campus is a school campus that supports the digitalization of general school functioning. In a digital campus, teaching happens over interactive digital learning aids. All critical information is communicated over digital mediums - generally over email or chat applications.
In short, things are digitized in the true sense. The idea is to do away with conventional forms of learning and administration. The goal is to give students the best learning experience by going digital.
#1: Makes personalized education possible
One of the most significant advantages of a digital campus is the personalization learning it offers to students. A digital campus is often equipped with interactive learning aids that can be easily personalized by students according to their requirements.
This has made it possible for each student to have access to personalized education - something that conventional classroom teaching fails to deliver because of the limitations in timing and resources.
Moreover, it has gifted students with the much-needed resources to explore their interests and learning abilities outside of textbooks and teacher involvement. As such, we can say that a digital campus allows children to explore their interests and learning to the maximum extent possible.
#2: Limits the use of paper
We live in a world where our carbon footprint has reached unprecedented heights. An advantage of introducing a digital campus in school is the partial do-away of paperwork.
Assignments can be handed over in a digital format. Information can be communicated via school-approved messaging apps. As such, the need to use paper gets drastically reduced.
#3: Makes communication and information dissemination easier
Unlike a conventional school campus, a digital campus helps in the fast communication of information. In a world where information is power, this functionality of a digital campus allows everyone to be aware of the latest changes happening in the school.
Be it exam announcements, principal notices, or teacher briefs and instructions for a particular assignment or project - every information reaches the concerned party at the speed of light. Since a digital campus allows digital connectivity, it also ensures that no child misses out on any important piece of information just because they were not in school at the time an announcement was made.
#4: Accessing resources becomes easier
Amongst other things, students can easily locate and access academic resources, check news, important school notifications, manage and pay their library fees, and plan their timetables in a digital campus.
Moreover, in digital campuses that take classroom recordings, it also enables students to keep track of what was taught in class and revisit past lectures. This is particularly useful for students who might have taken leaves for inevitable personal reasons.
#5: Enables campus safety and security
Another benefit of a digital campus is the security that comes with it. Most digital campuses have CCTV cameras installed in strategic places such as hallways, school gates, etc. even if they’re not installed in classrooms. This feature helps the school administration keep the children safe from kidnappers who may be lurking in the school facilities. It also allows security men to ensure safety protocols.
Unsuprisngly, most schools are fast transitioning into digital campuses, projecting themselves as catalysts of modern schooling.