Schools, students and parents to be linked online

DUBAI - A new web-based application to facilitate schools to be in touch online with its entire community, including students and parents, is currently under way in several private schools in the UAE.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 4 May 2003, 12:47 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:58 PM

Designed by Banglore-based Schoolkingdom and promoted by Dubai-based Pinnacle Technologies Corporation (PTC) in the Middle East, the Student Information Management Systems (SIMS) module will connect the schools and families via the Internet, further modernising the education system, said a PTC official.

"Currently, implementation of the new technology is under way at Delhi Private School in Dubai, Progressive English School, Sharjah, and British National Curriculum School, Dubai. In addition, SIMS is successfully implemented at various schools in India," Habeeb Ulla Baig, Sales and Technical Engineer at PTC pointed out.

Explaining the benefits of installation of the latest technology in schools, Mr Baig said, teachers play an important role interacting with students by posting and publishing assignments online, grades and attendance, host discussion groups, accept assignments on-line and have access to emial.

"Parents can use the educational portal as a one-stop location for additional resources and easily send messages to the teacher, share problems and issues pertaining to their ward and keep track of the school's activities and their child's education," he added.

"In a nutshell, Schoolkingdom SIMS will enrich education by providing communication tools that bring together administrators, teachers, students and parents by web-based system."

Mr Baig disclosed that the software is being installed free in schools but the parent/student is required to pay a subscription fee to access the service. For schools less than 500 students availing of the service, the subscription fee per student per month is Dh25, number of students between 500 to 2,000 will pay a fee of Dh20, and schools with more than 2,000 students availing the service, subscription will be available for Dh15.

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