05 Mar Safe return to the classrooms thanks to technology
Key software during a pandemic
After the arrival of covid-19, most schools suspended face-to-face classes and opted for the online modality to continue teaching their classes. But as the pandemic progressed, the return to educational centers became a necessity and, at the same time, a challenge to ensure the safety of students, teachers and employees.
Seamless, staff-friendly processes and protocols are essential for a greater control of the virus. Thus, many institutions have opted for low-code process automation, which enables you to build business applications quickly and without the need for deep knowledge of IT.
Technological applications for a safe return to the centers
Technology has played an essential role throughout the period that educational institutions taught their classes online. As a result, students have been able to continue their learning and education has accelerated its digital transformation process, adapting to current needs and ensuring the quality of services.
In this context, it is clear that technology will continue to be key in returning to the centers. Physical distancing, desk separation and protection screens, masks and sanitizing hand gels are essential, but technology has the ability to go much further and even automate some of the security measures with a forward-looking view.
To do this, it is important that institutions have external systems that make returning to face-to-face classes safe for all. To this end, AuraQuantic proposes two solutions that will help achieve the goal:
1. Process automation
Given the high number of visits that an educational center receives per day, whether it is a school, institute, university, etc., it is essential to control the entrances and exits safely and effectively. Covid-19 has made it difficult to manually control these records.
With low-code application platforms such as AuraQuantic, automated procedures can be added that record relevant data from each person entering the institutions. This ensures compliance with all security and prevention measures when entering and exiting centers and, in the event of an incident, notifies all persons who may have been infected and the relevant authorities.
The procedure is initiated by filling out a form requesting to visit the center. Once approved, the applicant, the people and departments involved in the visit are notified and a report is generated so that security personnel can validate visitors.
Visitors receive an automatic email specifying the security and prevention measures to be taken when making the visit, as well as the information required to access the facilities. Thanks to this tool, the recommended protocols are carried out and the virus is tracked so that, if anyone tests positive for covid-19, the necessary measures can be taken.
2. Identification and registration with QR codes
QR codes, i.e. two-dimensional barcodes that can store data, are also an excellent option to ensure the safety of students, teachers and staff against covid-19.
This methodology consists of the implementation of a system that allows any school to generate its own QR code. In this way, anyone who accesses the facilities will be able to scan the code and provide a series of contact details, with the sole purpose of being informed if they have coincided with someone who has tested positive on the premises.
Thanks to the AuraQuantic platform, the implementation and monitoring of such processes is simple and fast. It streamlines the work of the employees in charge of the center’s safety and, most importantly, protects the health of all visitors.
In summary, digital transformation has been gradually incorporated into all areas of our lives, with special attention to education in recent months. The introduction of new technologies has demonstrated the importance of adapting to change, which is why it is vital for educational institutions to continue in the same light and opt for tools that guarantee everyone’s safety during face-to-face classes.