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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should educational organizations like schools, colleges, universities go in for enterprise solutions like SkoolBag ?
Traditional desktop softwares are expensive and has only increased maintenance, backup.It does not extend access to students, teachers and parents. They are obsolete.Web based solutions were seen a lot in the market from past five years but institutions quickly realized the lack of scalability, security, integration to endless software modules, automating business rules. Finally, an enterprise solution like SkoolBag is just not a simple web based solution to digitize your organization information. It addresses scalability to multifold, security in multiple layers, not only integration to its own modules but can also other vendor enterprise products, can participate in single sign on, supports complicated custom reports, provides e-learning platform and many more. Making paper less organization, administrative benefits are just primitive. By the way SkoolBag is SaaS type of solution.

What does SaaS mean?
Know more about this from Wikipedia . "Software as a Service (SaaS, typically pronounced 'sass') is a model of software deployment where an application is licensed for use as a service provided to customers on demand. On demand licensing and use alleviates the customer's burden of equipping a device with every application. It also reduces traditional End User License Agreement (EULA) software maintenance, ongoing operation patches, and patch support complexity in an organization. On demand licensing enables software to become a variable expense, rather than a fixed cost at the time of purchase. It also enables licensing only the amount of software needed versus traditional licenses per device." Also read this pdf from www.opsource.net .

What should be our preference; SkoolBag Onsite or SkoolBag Online? what are the differences?
SkoolBag is SaaS type of solution hosted online at www.skoolbag.com. Organizations will not require anymore to maintain software, security,website portal, backups any more. We take care of them in different ways. Support becomes easier on us and we can focus more on quality. Organizations can anytime upgrade to higher editions and add more modules as needed. As the load increases, organizations will be switched on to higher efficient hardware in the cloud. On the contrary we understand and respect some organizations policies to have software hosted onsite at their environment. We acknowledge this and definetely support this model too. Our trained support team will deploy SkoolBag and get it going for you. Also check our other solutions for your organization.

What is e-learning?
Learning is the act of developing skills or obtaining knowledge. E-learning means obtain knowledge or develop skills using electronic means.
Distance learning refers to any education that is conducted outside of a traditional classroom setting. Generally speaking, distance learning follows one of two models: the correspondence course or the online course.
Correspondence course students receive and submit their class materials physically, through postal delivery. Online students receive their materials electronically, via the Internet.

What are the benefits of e-learning?
Because distance learning is less expensive to support, and is not constrained by geographic considerations, it offers opportunities in situations where traditional education has difficulty operating. Anyone can benefit from e-learning anytime, anywhere. Students can attend their classes from home, library anywhere if they a computer connected to internet. Even if they miss any of the live classes, they can playback the recorded session of the class. If an organization has many institutions under it in different places, the lecture delivered at a place can be easily accessed by students of other institutions. So the tutor need not travel all the way to different institutions to deliver the same lecture. Thus e-learning is beneficial to the organization in terms of cutting down the cost of traveling and for students to have the class contents handy all the time.

What’s the difference between traditional classroom teaching and e-learning?
Traditional classroom learning is often focused on the instructor. Information tends to flow from instructor to students, and as a result can be more passive for students.

Online learning is focused more on the student. More information (in the form of questions or comments) often flows from the student to the instructor .As a result of learners constructing their own learning, they are considered to be more active. Online learners have more responsibility for their learning, and instructors spend much more time providing resources than delivering content.

Traditional classes and online classes often use different technologies, types of media, and forms of interaction. These new types of technology and interaction contribute to the focus on the learner. With its wider range of technologies, media and forms of interaction, e-Learning (in a well planned setting) can help instructors meet a broader range of students needs.

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