By: Omar Abdulhafiz
In the previous part of this series, we briefly discussed what a web portal is and shed some light on what it can do for the Enterprise sector. We talked about two main types of portals, the Intranet portal and the Extranet portal, and addressed each one in some detail.
In this part, we move on to discuss how a web portal can be applied to serve the Education sector. And in fact, the web portal can be greatly beneficial for streamlining communication in Educational institutions, be they schools, universities, or other types of academic institutes.
So, without further ado, let us dive into it.
Web portals in Education
Whether it is a school or university, portals can be a great tool for making your teachers’ lives much easier by giving them a single comprehensive interface where they can carry out all their different duties. Through a web portal, your academic staff can conveniently access all the information related to their courses, students, and teaching materials. From logging students’ attendance, rewards, and activities to planning lessons, uploading coursework and assignments, as well as booking exams, all these tasks will be manageable in one place with ease.
On another note, a web portal can create a dynamic space of communication between the students and their teachers. For instance, a teacher can post announcements and other information that need to be brought to their students’ attention. Also, they can communicate directly with each of their students as needed through the same portal.
On the other side of the education process, we have the students. And just as beneficial as a web portal can be to your academic staff, there is quite a lot it can do to boost your students’ engagement with the educational process.
Through the student portal, your students can conveniently access and view all their lessons and subjects all within one consolidated interface. This also includes viewing their assignments and uploading their homework. They can also view their grades and keep track of their academic performance throughout the semester. Not to mention, keeping track with the latest details from attendance records to learning the latest updates on their coursework and upcoming exams and events.
Especially for the early stages, parent involvement is very essential for maintaining a healthy and productive learning process. The role of a parent portal, then, is to provide parents with a comprehensive and easy-to-access dashboard containing all the information they need to know about children’s academic performance. Such information can include their assignments, school activities, upcoming exams, grades, and more.
Other web portal applications
Graduation college does not necessarily mean the end of a student’s communication with their university or college. On the contrary, alumni may benefit a lot from constantly being in the loop of their university’s latest news, events, and opportunities. Likewise, a university or college may benefit from keeping an updated record of all its’ alumni’s latest information.
In the next part of this series, we will look at another facet of business where web portals can be a great asset. Stay tuned!
Learn more about ESKADENIA’s collection of education management systems, ESKA® Academia as well as the different web portals you can create with ESKA® DCMS.