The purchase and use of digital tools and educational materials has, up to this point, largely followed a similar process to the purchase of physical books. With the help of Skolon, the procurement of digital educational resources is significantly simplified, as a purchased license becomes available in the classroom immediately after the purchase.
We spoke with Erik Thorell, business unit manager at Skolon to hear how students and teachers can use Skolon in their classrooms.
What is Skolon to you, Erik?
Skolon is a platform that makes it easy to work with digital teaching materials in the classroom, easy to administer everything related to digital educational resources, and easy for the governing body to have full control over data distribution, usage, etc., while still maintaining teachers’ freedom to shape their own teaching.
Where does Skolon position itself within the digital ecosystem?
The core of Skolon revolves around enabling easy distribution and access to digital educational resources for students and teachers. When a student/teacher turns on their computer in the morning and logs in with their existing credentials, they have immediate access to their individually curated collection of digital educational resources. In this way, Skolon becomes a hub in the digital ecosystem, both from a user and technical perspective.
Many people in Denmark are currently facing financial constraints in education. Why should they acquire another digital tool?
With Skolon as the platform, many of the administratively time-consuming tasks disappear – GDPR audits, inventory of available digital educational resources, distribution, and activation of new licenses, etc. Skolon provides a platform where, in addition to the simplicity for students and teachers to know exactly which services they have access to, the administrative tasks occur automatically, and all information about usage, data distribution, etc., is centralized in one place. It simply becomes a central hub that the organization can grow with. Furthermore, new secured AI functionality is integrated into the platform, which will be used more and more in schools going forward.
How quickly does a newly purchased educational resource reach the individual student and teacher?
When a digital educational resource is purchased through Skolon’s library, students can start using the new service immediately, with no manual intervention required!