Reduced funding, coupled with old phone systems (PBX), is complex and expensive to maintain. They often use legacy ISDN lines with high call rental and call charges.
Connecting parents to teachers – many schools use old answering machines and notify teachers to call a parent back via post-it notes.
No method to contact teachers in case of emergency.
With the increased use of the internet in teaching, using the same broadband for the school’s communications service makes sense.
1-Voice provides a flexible and cost-effective communications solution.
The school can save money by installing low-cost telephones in each classroom and by removing legacy lines.
The UC Office App on a teacher’s tablet or mobile device means they can be contacted at any time. Using Call Director, teachers can call parents back with the school’s number presented, not their own – important for teacher confidentiality.
UC Office desktop sharing enables teachers to experiment with remote online learning techniques before implementing a formal remote learning solution.
Auto Attendant keeps parents updated on the latest news and is easy for staff to record announcements, e.g. cancellations.
A move from ISDN to broadband means no limit on concurrent calls into the school, so they never miss a call.
Parents can get the latest news from the Auto Attendant and never hear the busy tone, so they always get through to someone.
Parents can contact the appropriate department or teacher more easily.
Parents receive notifications of events, e.g. school closed due to bad weather.
With minimal upfront capital expenditure for the school, they can meet stricter government budget targets and free up capital for spending on learning resources.
Removal of ISDN and PBX depreciation costs.
Easy to scale up or down to support temporary staffing needs.
Enhance student experience
More diverse learning experiences, e.g. online, video.
Student-teacher interactions are more interactive with 1-to-1 and 1-to-many learning options.