1-Voice in Education

1-Voice solutions perfect for your education environment.

1-Voice in Education

CHALLENGES

  • 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.

 

SOLUTION

  • 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.

 

BENEFITS

Parent-school interaction

  • 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.

 

Cost effective

  • 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.

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