TCS iON launches an Integrated Cloud based Solution for Educational Institutions
Written By: The Progressive Teacher|
September 14, 2017|
On 23 May, 2017, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced the Japan launch of its ‘TCS iON Education Solution’, an integrated cloud-based solution for academic and vocational institutions.
TCS iON provides educational institutions an end-to-end solution that streamlines operations and management across the institution and its campuses. The iON Education Solution digitizes processes throughout the student lifecycle including admissions, lesson planning, exams, evaluations, and community collaboration. It provides a single interface for viewing the entire transactional history of a student from admission until graduation – from anywhere, any time and on any device.
Cloud-based iON Education Solution is highly flexible and economical, comprising a variety of modules that can be combined freely or configured with necessary functions. The modules include—amongst others—computer based testing (CBT) and a learning management system (LMS), and work in coordination to facilitate active learning in the classroom and beyond.
It gives institutes 360-degree institutional excellence by automating governance and compliance processes. It ensures faculty excellence with continuous learning through professional development. Effectively using learning analytics, it contributes to improved learning outcomes to ensure student excellence. Further, it provides a collaborative platform with industry and research connect to ensure academic excellence.
Masashi Ohno, Sales Industry Leader at Tata Consultancy Services Japan, commented that: ‘Japan’s academic sector, most notably tertiary institutions, are today experiencing drastic changes, stemming from intensifying competition due to the nation’s declining birth rate, advancements in IT, and ever expanding managerial requirements. Many of these organizations also face the burgeoning costs and labour of maintaining independently developed IT systems or extensively customized packaged software, which lack the freedom and flexibility for timely modernization.’
‘iON Education Solution helps solve these problems, thereby enabling teachers and clerical staff to focus on their core activities and deliver even higher-quality, advanced education,’ Ohno adds.
Leveraging its wealth of technological expertise built up across the globe, TCS aims to deliver truly innovative services that will benefit students, teachers, and managers of Japanese educational institutions alike.