Imagine what life was like when most kids got their education in a one-room schoolhouse from a single teacher. Class started with the tinkle of a bell that sat on the teacher’s desk, and ABCs were scrawled out on personal chalkboards instead of in spiral notebooks or personal laptops.Today, the average high school in the U.S. has more than 700 students, which can make communication among faculty, administrators, and parents a big challenge. When a school’s phone system is dated, complicated, and slow it can make this tough. Luckily, VoIP systems are available that can have a measurable impact on how your school functions in terms of effective communication.
Whether you are a local administrator or consultant for entire districts, it is time to start thinking about how the phone systems in front offices and classrooms could be doing more. Read on for five ways that VoIP can help your educational organization.
Every school faces budget pressures of some kind of another. Taking phones out classrooms can seem like a quick way to save some money, but that can add to the burden placed on already stressed teachers. A VoIP phone solution can use the school’s already existing internet connectivity to provide fast and reliable phone services, which can lead to cost savings over the course of the school year without diminishing communication.
While this post has largely covered the advantages of implementing a VoIP system in a primary or secondary school system, there are also many ways that VoIP can improve performance for higher education campuses. Be sure to subscribe to our blog for future updates about the kinds of VoIP integrations that can be applied to colleges and university systems.
For more information on how VoIP has overhauled a high-achieving school districts communications, take a look at our Case Study: A Comprehensive Voice Communications Refresh for a High-Achievement School District.