With the booming e-learning sector, India has emerged as one of the trailblazers of the new normal. When the world was crippling with the raging pandemic, it was technology that saved the disrupted state of education. Technological advancements such as Learning Management System (LMS portals like Moodle, canvas, google classroom, etc) and Enterprise Resource Planning (such as Oracle ERP Cloud, Unit4 ERP, FinancialForce ERP, NetSuite and Acumatica Cloud ERP) are some positive steps towards creating a better learning experience and overall management.
The Problems With The Existing E-learning Solutions:
Despite the fact that technology is benefiting the education industry in so many ways, the concept of creation, issuance and management of certificates, marksheets, transcripts, badges remains unchanged in India. Bulk creation of certificates, marksheets, report cards, transfer certificates, etc, is still done manually and every piece is created separately using papers, requiring physical presence of parents in order to collect the same. Creating and issuing progress reports, certificates, TCs, etc, all individually and manually, end up consuming a lot of time, effort and cost.
To support online education, ERP & LMS integration in education, e-learning tools, other school management system softwares and smart software are already taking place to help schools, colleges, e-learning portals, and channels store data in one location, track, record, manage data and help students navigate their online learning journey smoothly. Children get the entire classroom experience sitting in their homes or any other place. With the intervention of technology in education, learning has become heavily accessible. Similarly, problems like bulk-sharing of certificates, transcripts, etc, without demanding the physical presence of parents and eliminating heavy paper usage or providing a softcopy alternative, are getting resolved upto some extend with options like mail-merge and PDFs, respectively but the process is cumbersome and it’s hard to establish their authenticity.
Having said that, bulk creation of the aforementioned credentials is still a havoc and there lacks a full-fledged complete solution. Additionally, how does a student ensure the authenticity of a document that has been shared with him? We live in a world full of forgery, there are stories about fake documents & fake certificates all over the place. How do you know that a certificate submitted to you or a document shown to you is unforged and authentic? How do you know that no one’s carrying a forged document that has your organisation’s stamp on it? There have been several reports of falsified credentials and fraudulent universities. There have also been reports of forged documents being issued in the name of a legitimate organisation. As an institution, you also need to demonstrate the trustworthiness of your course and credentials.
Present-day LMS and ERPs lack such comprehensive features.
Supercharge Your LMS & ERP and make it a 10x better solution!
To further strengthen education and to accord a complete solution to the existing problem, ValidateMe comes into the picture. It is a ground-breaking blockchain-based portal that brings a complete solution to the existing problem of creation, issuance and management of digital credentials. Now all of these could be done at a click of a button. The portal allows online educators, e-learning platforms, LMS and ERP providers to integrate its API and widget to their systems to avail the full solution that the ValidateMe.Online portal provides, ensuring white-labelling.
With this, they can now create hundreds of certificates, transcripts, transfer certificates, offer letters, badges, increment letters, etc, simply by importing a CSV with pre-filled relevant fields and choosing a template. These can be issued to hundreds of students at a click of a button. All these documents would be tamper-proof and instantly verifiable.
These documents are unloseable and can be issued to students’ and individuals’ Edulocker accounts where the document is saved for life to help them communicate and demonstrate their entire learning journey, (including academic records and extracurricular achievements) in a digital format from the beginning of their schooling to later years of their careers. The shareability feature also enables students & employees to share their accomplishments on social media handles in one click, leading to increased brand awareness and enrolments of the platform which issued them the certificate or document. At a click of a button, you can get to know whether or not a document was issued from your platform or from the platform that is being claimed.
Going by the prominent technology acceptance model (TAM), which says that there are two key factors that determine the adoption of a new technology: perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness to one’s work and our current users like iNeuron check both the boxes!
LMS & ERP providers, administrators and their support team can begin creating & issuing tamper-proof, instantly-verifiable digital credentials extremely quickly by simply integrating ValidateMe’s API in their existing set up to make their own solution above par. Blockchain technology in education is a real game-changer!