eKool is an easy-to-use information system where pupils, teachers, parents and school management can easily communicate and get information. eKool makes school information accessible for home, decreases teacher's and school manager's routine work and makes statistical data about school accessible to local government. Parents can get accurate information about their child's grades, notifications, attendances and homework. There are class and school forums where they can participate. The project was started because the parents weren't aware of teaching-learning process and the communication between school and home was rare. On the other side schools needed tool for organizing essential information. It was also important to start to provide compendious reports to local municipality.
Today eKool is in a rapid development stage:
The cooperation between different groups has made the project successful. If the teacher is not filled homework assignments then students will push teacher to fill it. If the list of pupils in the class will contain wrong names, the teachers will demand proper and actual list at once otherwise they can't work. The parents are significant driving force to demand eKool use in school. The local municipality and school managers collect statistical information and do analyses. We would like to stress out the importance of private sector's initiative offering public services as a feasible business model. Cooperation with local municipality offers qualitative services.
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|Keywords:||school, education, portal|
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|Organisation:||Tallinn City Office|
|Level of government:||local level|
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|EU membership:||EU member|