The expanding weight on instructors to oversee packed classrooms and finish a lot of administrator while as yet conveying tasteful training to understudies motivated DataDiGEST, a Strand-based software developing organization to make edly, a cloud-based stage which includes three applications which plan to facilitate educators’ workloads.
As indicated by DataDIGEST CEO David de Villiers, the energy for training and the need to help raise the gauges motivated the development. “We trust instructors are the way to an awesome training and that is the reason we created arrangements that enable them in the classroom.”
The decisions for such innovation was guided by cost by usage rather than the conventional cost for accessibility, De Villiers proceeds. The stage can be tweaked to suit a school’s arrangement of standards and set of accepted rules and keeps running on desktop, tablet or cell phone, he adds.
The three apps are edly Attendance, edly Behavior and edly Note!. The former two enable teachers to capture class attendance and behavior, while the latter sends instant reports to parents. De Villiers says the platform does not require much training and teachers are easily able to familiarize themselves with the functionalities.
“For the administrators customizing the platform for their school’s specific needs, it is a little more involved and thus ample documentation is available online and our support staff is only an e-mail away,” he said, adding that a few schools have employed the technology. “The proof of concept application, code-named Apollo, has been successfully employed in several schools in the Western Cape, namely Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology, Hottentots Holland High School, Bredasdorp High School, Malibu High School and Bellville Technical High School.”
The main focus at the moment is to focus company resources on schools and classroom teachers. Then only will the company consider pitching to the Department of Education, he continued. “They are the front lines of education and that we believe can make the biggest difference in the educational outcomes. Our medium-term plan includes to continue work on the edly road-map which includes various additional applications, features and add-ons to save teachers time in the classroom. We are also looking to grow our classroom presence across the African region and a few selected regions outside of Africa,” noted De Villiers.