How does technology impact the lives of teachers?
In a society with multiple simultaneous demands, characterized by technological development and broad access to information, teachers face new challenges in meeting students and parents’ requests. Among the most common challenges is time management. For example, in India, teachers spend 12% of their time managing tasks, 20% keeping order in class, and 67% dedicating themselves to the teaching and learning process (OECD).
When we look closer at this data, we see that a significant part of their time is dedicated to operational tasks, such as correcting exercises and tests, filling lists and tables, developing and reviewing plans, and calculating grades—a long list of tasks that, although important, might be reimagined with the support of technology.
ERP is an example of a technology that, when coupled with the right pedagogical intention, allows teachers more time for personal interactions with students, leading to a more meaningful learning experience. The individualized aspect delivered by technology is a great asset for teachers and students, as both receive constant feedback through technological platforms. Students have, individually, more time with their teachers, which results in more empowerment, enthusiasm and pride in their own results.
Teachers, in their turn, see feedback on their work as something very productive. When we look at the challenge of student engagement and motivation, technology is also an ally. According to 40% of young people that have abandoned school in India say a lack of interest is their main motivation – not the need to work.