A teachers’ New Year resolution #1: “I will submit my attendance register at the principal’s office on time before the secretary asks!”
We often tend not to realize the time, energy, and effort for repetitive mundane tasks. If technology can boost the accuracy of the otherwise mundane administrative work and makes it more efficient, then the question is, why not?
“If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns”, said Writer-Professor Rita Dunn. Learning through digital innovation is no longer an option but a right. Kudos to the power of learning, enhanced by the latest technologies!
In cognizance with Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Report in 2008, Technology is everywhere, except at school. World though is evolving to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, robot dexterity, machine learning and the like, its adoption in education field fell short, and it is not uncommon to notice paper and pen for attendance management, grading and in management administration.
Here’s how RPA can make a difference in the education sector. According to Lasso-Rodríguez, G., and Gil-Herrera, R., in Advanced Human-Robot Interaction for Learning with Robotic Process Automation, RPA bots can also be a resource to support teaching processes.
Attendance, assessment, and administration:#
RPA can help the staff put an end to tedious overburdening repetitive tasks such as attendance, grading on a report card, scheduling board meetings, management of enrolments and recruitments, IT operations, events planning, and processing other administrative tasks including invoices, payroll, managing staff attendance.
A chatbot can help address the queries of staff and students. With Artificial Intelligence from past data, it can interact like a human.
Improving Students’ Performance:#
RPA can largely cater to students’ learning outside a classroom, in the absence of a teacher. Robots can work 24_7, provide constant quality of work, operating in diverse environments meeting the minimum requirements for the eventual student.
With Robot cloning, the software and data can be transferred from one system to another system across the globe. Not to forget, it can be distributed remotely between classrooms, branches of institutions, or a different school, and hence help multiply and spread knowledge.
As compared to a mechanical robot-like humanoid that may cost millions due to hardware and advanced sensory and mobility functionalities, RPA bots can reside in any computer or laptop. Presenting a striking visual experience through visual character is always possible through holographic projection via a secondary device.
Increased Productivity and Work execution:#
Teachers can utilize their precious time to produce more productive and strategic work and result in maximization of results. Negligible errors guaranteed!