Digitizing Schools in the Caribbean
The Caribbean education sector shows inaccessibility to educational resources especially at secondary and tertiary levels where online educational resources are lacking. It has created the demand for innovative, affordable and efficient online educational portals that are useful for all the parties: students, teachers and administrators.
With the flexibility and freedom to learn at a pace that suits the students, the e-learning industry is attracting more and more students. Moreover, despite the infrastructural challenges evident in the region, the governments are embracing online learning in order to respond to the challenges posed by the rapidly changing and interdependent world. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) within formal schooling systems is seen by many to be an increasingly relevant -
and important--tool to impact teaching and learning practices across the region. Therefore, investment in education is now considered as an investment in the future of the citizens of the Caribbean Community.
Using our suite of services we seek to bridge the digital divide by taking schools and businesses from a manual way of operating and elevate them to a digital platform providing powerful analytics and insight into the learning experience. This comprehensive platform will make the education experience and processes for Government entities, CEOs, Principals, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Students much more seamless and integrated.
Our School and Learning Management Platform is robust and focus on data first. We believe that in order to help develop the economies of developing countries we have to invest in education and youth. To do that we have to make data driven decisions that will result in leaders and institutions implementing the right solutions.
For this current project, SmartTerm is looking to get our school and learning management platform into 50 rural and underserved schools. Overall, we expect to have an impact on over 60,000 students, 3000 teachers, and 75000 parents.
One of the main issues today is the lack of technology in schools which results in inefficient processes by administration and an archaic method of teaching. Schools have been steadily improving over time and we believe we can drastically improve these numbers by helping the schools streamline efficiency and enhancing content delivery in the classroom and becoming a hub for digital access.