By Chris Everleth, Vice President of Development, SunGard K-12 Education
Today, education is becoming an increasingly data-driven, collaborative discipline. On the go, school administrators, staff, teachers, and counselors often transition back and forth from traditional desktops and laptops to tablets and mobile devices throughout the day. As they move from device to device, it is vital they have access to systems that are flexible and can respond with ease under a variety of situations and conditions.
As a result, responsive design has become an important consideration for web-based student information systems. Responsive design is a modern method for configuring websites and information systems so that they offer an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices. A responsive website offers the most user-friendly experience—easy reading and navigation with minimal resizing, panning, and scrolling—from any device.
Student information systems that feature responsive design remove technological roadblocks that prevent educators from obtaining vital data quickly and accurately. A well-designed responsive site also will allow for easy navigation via touch and gestures, so that educators and administrators don’t struggle without a mouse on mobile technology.
With a responsively designed student information system, a school counselor can pull a teacher aside at lunch to discuss a student’s progress over a tablet. Educators can access student performance data from their iPad during a meeting just as easily as they can from the desktops or laptops. They experience the same view, speed, and functionality on all the devices.
As a result of responsive design, educators and administrators spend less time navigating through information and more time doing what they love most—teaching and supporting their students.
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