By Xinyi Li, EDITOR
How can education industry achieve digital transformation? How can schools advance informatization in the digital era? To answer these questions, DingTalk, powered by Alibaba Group, held the Future School Education Development Summit in Chongqing on May 30. The vice president, also a partner of Alibaba Group, Fang Yongxin, shared the company’s views and solutions in education digitalization. “Informatization construction in schools will finally achieve the combination of digitalization and intellectualization,” said Fang.
Six thousand students and teachers of the Chongqing Railway Secondary School have been using facial recognition technology to go in or out of the campus.
Two years ago, the school wove DingTalk, a smart mobile workplace, into communication, collaboration and daily management, gradually speeding up its digitalization. It created an intelligent access control system and smart dining hall, after introducing facial recognition technology to campus management.
Former IC card access control gates were inconvenient – students without cards had to borrow one from others. Therefore, campus security was threatened by lost cards.
The new DingTalk Smart Facial Recognition Access Control System D2, established in September 2018, is a perfect solution for such issues. Additionally, it allows parents to get notified by the DingTalk when their kids enter or leave the campus.
Students and teachers eating at the dining hall are also benefited from this technology. They can pay by face-scanning based on the DingTalk + Alipay system.
“Order and payment are much quicker than before, achieving greatly improved efficiency in the dining hall.” Principal Ren Quanmin thought the school should incorporate the dining hall in its overall intellectual upgrading program, serving students with convenient dining services.
Over 1,000 schools in Chongqing are using DingTalk for the digital and intellectual management platform
At the summit, Mr. Fang said, “Over 1,000 schools across Chongqing have joined in the Future School Program, launched by DingTalk in March, to build digital and intellectual management platform”. More than 30 of them have gained the title of Future School.
“Informatization construction in schools will finally achieve a combination of digitalization and intellectualization. DingTalk is expected to be a united channel to that future.” Mr. Fang said students are core of such education digital and intellectual platform. DingTalk will cooperate with partners to provide e-class brands, campus telephones, campus payment, smart physical examination, and other products for them.
Source: Chongqing Morning News