By Joel Hames, SunGard K-12 Education Vice President of Product
In order to create transformational outcomes at the intersection of education and technology, we must build administrative systems that meet educators where they are and provide them with support for addressing the real issues of teaching and learning. Offering technology for technology’s sake not only doesn’t help K-12 schools, it actually hinders success by creating the potential for unmet expectations.
To make a difference for students, technology companies, like SunGard K-12 Education, must listen to our users and understand how they use our systems to support student achievement. And, before we incorporate new functionality, we must ask “why” as a deliberate exercise—to ensure that the solution ultimately helps our end users drive student engagement and support student success.
When divining the course that our award-winning student solution would take with its latest iteration, we remained committed to our decades-long vision of providing school districts with a forward-thinking, effective system that pushed the boundaries of modern technology. However, while the technology is really important in this vision, it takes a backseat to what we want the impact of the system to be.
With this transition, we’ve taken a very stable, proven, reliable workhorse of a student information system and transformed it with advances that our customers and others have said will make a real difference in education.
eSchoolPLUS 4.0 reflects our understanding of the increasing mobility of educators. The solution’s smart user interface incorporates features like responsive design and best practices in navigation. It also creates an optimal user experience that supports users anytime, anywhere on their chosen device.
In addition, the solution features tools for collaboration and tools for creating a data environment that redefines at-a-glance information that helps drive quality decision making that positively affects student achievement.
The end result is a highly elegant, highly responsive solution for schools. To learn more about eSchoolPLUS 4.0 that is creating a sea change for student information management, please visit this link.