The Simulated Classroom for Virtual Learning

Published on January 15, 2019

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The exponential growth of online schools during the past decade, and the subsequent trend of traditional schools to introduce an online program has taken a new turn. Education is now moving back in the other direction – a sort of Boomerang effect – not returning back to the actual classroom, but rather a simulation of it.  With the advancement of web conferencing tools, distance learning providers can now offer students a classroom like environment, while still allowing them to work from anywhere.

Online schools have begun to increase their adoption of web conferencing software to bring the expansive opportunities of online learning back into a classroom-like setting in order to provide students an environment where social exchange and collaboration can take place. Education is now coming full circle to bridge together the best of both learning models by offering synchronous classes where students can see one another and debate face to face, while retaining the flexibility to work from home or from anywhere in the world where there is internet service.

Facial expression and tone of voice are key components to communication that are lost in texts and emails, potentially resulting in unintended consequences. How many times have we heard someone trying to explain away a misunderstanding due to a hurriedly written email – but I really didn’t mean it that way!!!? With web-conferencing tools, educators are able to bring back these important human elements to the learning environment, yet still offer the advantages of access to digital content in the setting of their choice.

Maestro Student Information System was developed in 2005 to support the unique needs of distance learning. Since then, BocaVox has accompanied the exponential growth of not only online schools, but also of brick and mortar institutions by building the functionality necessary to accompany the trend of traditional schools adopting online options into their curriculum. For the past several years, we’ve simultaneously added functionality for both learning models in order to give our users a software platform that can support a blended learning model – all in a single, comprehensive student management system.

Scheduling synchronous classes can be a challenge in any environment.  Maestro SIS’s flexible scheduling feature makes it far easier than other available scheduling software to set up students in classrooms, with class times set at mutually convenient hours for the majority of students and faculty.  With Maestro Scheduler,  online classes can be scheduled synchronously so that users across the nation or around the globe can login and see one another on their monitors to become more than just pen-pals, but develop rich, lasting relationships!

So we’re ready whenever you are – with the latest technology tools for institutions of the future! With Maestro’s multi-tiered hierarchical architecture, Education Management Organizations and other educational models with multiple school types can be managed and reported on within a single database, giving institutions the agility to offer various learning options to students. Many of our partners offer several organization levels, sharing teachers and courses across a number of schools based on a select group of common criteria.

Stay Ahead of the Edtech Curve, with Maestro SIS by BocaVox

At BocaVox, we continually invest in new development to give our institutions a competitive technological advantage.  Our developers thrive on innovation and get inspired by listening to our users, providing them with new features to support the ever evolving world of education.  With Maestro SIS, you won’t worry about your system suddenly becoming obsolete.  Get the SIS that enables you to perform at the top of your industry.  Call (954) 453-9705 to schedule that demo you’ve been meaning to get around to.

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