Online learning environment

With the spread of (COVID-19), the British school in Baku has made the switch to a 100% online learning environment.

The last few months have seen huge change in international schools around the world. In a very short time, the coronavirus and global lockdowns have propelled international schools into a new world of distance learning that has changed the way teachers teach and students learn….

As the coronavirus crisis continues to envelop the world, distance learning has become the norm for students everywhere. Teachers have had to learn new skills and students have had to understand new ways of learning. Furthermore, parents – who have previously been able to leave education up to the educationalists – have had to be involved to support their children on a day-to-day basis. This has been a struggle for all involved, but one that we feel we are beginning to win after several weeks online.

The British School in Baku began its activities in the capital of Azerbaijan in 2007. Noteworthy this educational institution is the official Baku office of one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world – the British International School.

To further improve the quality of education and ensure transparent and loyal student-parent-teacher relationships, this year the school switched to a model of distance education. In this regard, the British School in Baku signed a contract with Pronet MMC, a company leading in Azerbaijan in the development of ERP solutions for automating business processes.

During the negotiations, Pronet MMC introduced the school management system and distance learning module ProSCHOOL to the school management team. Also, management systems created in several European countries were presented to the school. Based on the results of the negotiations, the system proposed by Pronet MMC, created under the brand Made in Azerbaijan, was highly appreciated and accepted by the school by unanimous decision.

The ProSCHOOL program began functioning at the British School in Baku in the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of this program, the following innovations were introduced at the school: distance learning module, an electronic journal, an electronic diary, an electronic timetable, an automated system for universal notification and calls, an automated monitoring and registration system, and a centralized security and video surveillance system. Also among the innovations are an automated centralized clock system, a centralized telephone system, examinations and a mass SMS messaging system.

According to representatives of the British School in Baku and Pronet MMC, the introduction of the ProSCHOOL system as a whole will be of great benefit to the Azerbaijani education system and will further strengthen the position of this international school in the country’s educational sector.

It should be noted that Pronet MMC began its activities in the Azerbaijani IT market in 2003. The rich professional catalog of the company, called Prospect, includes many ERP solutions for automating business processes – a program for managing call centers, a system for managing workflows, a program for managing human resources, managing customer relationships, a program for creating tasks and projects , automation of exams and certification.

Note that similar systems, known for their reliability and functionality, are used by most public and private institutions, large holdings and companies that employ tens of thousands of people. These include the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture, ANAMA, Azərkosmos, the Absheron Logistics Center, the Civil Service Department of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Veysəloğlu Holding, OMG International, Paşa Holding, Azər Türk Bank, Rabitəbank, Unibank, KontaktHome, Hilton Hotel, etc. .

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