You must be aware of the digital transformation happening in the educational field over the past few years. The use of online teaching apps and online courses are now common things, what’s buzzing more nowadays is the news of software like Graphic Sofware, Tutoring Software, Authoring Sofware, Special Needs Software and School Management System.
Now what are these and what are their uses in the educational field? We would discuss all of that in this article. Before that, let’s know what such software is called.
Educational Software: These are the software which is specially designed to fulfil the educational needs of organisations, teachers and students. Their purpose is to fulfil the learning needs of students and facilitate the schools and teachers in doing so. As online education is at its peak, more and more educational software is being designed every day. This educational software is divided into different categories as per its functioning. In this article, we are going to know about different types of educational software. So keep reading the article.
Types Of Educational Software
Authoring Tool: The authoring tool is a program which enables the teachers and course creators to create the online course as they want. The best part of this program is that the teachers don’t need to do coding for creating the course, it has the drag and drop feature which makes the course creation simpler and swifter. The authoring tool also allows the teachers to create the course in their selected format (textual, audio, video) and after creation, they can upload the course to the Learning Management System (LMS Portal) of their choice. It should be noted that the LMS you are uploading your course must support the selected format, otherwise, it wouldn’t function properly.
Learning Management System: Learning Management System is a web-based application which helps in planning, implementing, distributing and tracking online course content. Using the LMS teachers can create an online course and upload it for the student’s learning. An LMS has two elements: one is a server which does the basic functions and the second is the user interface. LMS can also be used by the students to communicate with teachers to ask their questions and various learning methods like Gamification, active learning activities and discussion forums are also used to teach them.
Graphic Software: Pictures, visuals and animation are one of the best ways to teach students, as images get captured in their minds for a longer time than the texts. Traditionally images were used in the books and videos shown to students, but these are passive learning modes. Today with the advancement of technology, students can create and learn from their self-illustrated images. Graphic software is the educational software which lets the students draw, edit, and erase any graphic as per their choice; this way students can flip, cut, paste, and draw any image they want. This enhances active learning in them along with computer skills.
Educational Games Software: Children love to play games right, give them their favourite toy and they would hop around holding it for a whole day. Observing their enthusiasm and dedication towards games, educational game software is developed. Using this software educational games like word puzzles, SUDOKU, educational video games, simulation games etc. can be created. Such games teach students concepts and valuable skills while they have fun playing these games.
Drill And Practice Software: This software allows the students to work on different new activities which teach them new skills and knowledge. The activities created using this software need to be done one at a time so that students can learn thoroughly. The great advantage of this software is that it provides immediate feedback to the students, this lightens the burden of teachers, and immediate feedback allows students to improve themselves swiftly.
ERP Software: ERP Software is used by schools to manage their daily operations and facilitate the teaching-learning process. Using ERP in schools allows the teachers to post educational content, track students’ academic progress and communicate with them from anywhere and at any time. Not only this, but parents can also view the progress report of their child and communicate their concerns with the teachers.