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What is iSchool ASP Portal?

While the iSchool Management Systems would contain the bulk of administrative database of a school, access to the respective information is targeted for school administrators, teachers and principals. Most of the iSchool SMS servers are located at the individual schools, where the access is mostly Intranet base, and access by users within the school campus.

The iSchool Management Systems is a web-based application, and is accessible if the server is configured with proper link to high-speed Internet link, with proper firewall configurations and security protection.

However, the infrastructure for the Internet within most schools are usually an ADSL broadband line, where the downstream speed is usually 1 Mega Bit, and is good enough only for limited access to the Internet by users in the school. However, for the iSchool Management Systems to be access from outside of the school, the uplink bandwidth is usually 384 kB, which would not be sufficient for access from users outside of the school.

The iSchool ASP Portal is specially designed for schools that want to provide school information access for parents and students from home. We will provide uploading utilities for you to synchronise the student information from the iSchool Management System to the iSchool ASP Portal, so that they can be access from our data centre by parents and students from home.

The benefits of choosing iSchool ASP Portal

  • Provides unlimited access to software
    The ASP (Application Service Provider) model provides continuous access to the extracted iSchool School Management information, expands information access beyond school walls and after school hours by providing 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access to these information using the Internet – from school and from home.
  • Reduced Recurring Technical and Maintenance Issues
    The ASP model also provides operational freedom and improved ability to focus on enhancing teaching and learning rather than troubleshooting IT concerns. iSchool ASP Portal provides routine technical maintenance and software upgrades.
  • Easy access by Parents
    The iSchool ASP Portal gives├é┬áparents real-time access to track their children’s progress.
  • Provides financial flexibility
    iSchool ASP Portal reduces fixed costs and lowers overall expenditures for hardware, software, and management thus provides greater predictability of IT costs.
  • Security and Support Services
    The ASP model provides access to comprehensive security, back-up, and support services at the hosting site. Users do not need specialized IT personnel at schools, since we will be providing all these, including security measures and management of the servers.
  • Preserves existing investments in older computers
    The ASP servers handle the intensive processing required by today’s sophisticated application, allowing the latest software to run on older computers at schools, with just a browser required.
  • Offers improved performance
    iSchool ASP Portal can apply our vast experience to implement best IT practices for superior levels of availably and reliability to programs.
  • Reduces total cost
    Estimated cost savings using an ASP versus a traditional LAN in an Intranet school environment is anywhere from 30-70%.
  • Partnership with Internet Service provider (ISPs)
    Our iSchool Management Systems combines our partnership with our Internet Service Provider to provide our technical expertise and experience to instructional technology solutions. We are helping schools to deploy effective delivery models through programs that meet national standards and objectives in order to enhance student in academic achievement.

Benefits of iSchool ASP Portal

  • Enable parents to monitor their children’s records directly from the Internet
  • To provide suitable modes of communication intra and inter school, inter and intra departments and with the general public especially parents
  • Provide secured environment for parents and guardians with user identifications and passwords to allow access to information
  • Provide security features to cater for information presented to parents and guardians. Restrict access and updates to authorised personnel by using user security validation
  • Collaborate communication between teachers and non-school entities to improve student performance
  • Monitor individual student’s learning performance & make feedback information available for teachers and parents to view and plan activities that are relevant to the student
  • Enable retrieval and analysis of the attendance data in the student profile and make available to parents to access their children’s profiles and attendance records
  • Access system from anywhere from a secure, single log-in.
  • Provide access to children in various schools from a single login (ASP model only)
  • Ability to see child’s activities; calendar, home work schedule, if these modules were purchased in the iSchool Management Systems.
  • Monitor school events and calendar
  • Ability to monitor progress
  • Ability to communicate with teachers

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