In a sign that enterprise content management solutions are becoming more easily accessible and understandable by the general public, teachers in a New Jersey school system have begun using Microsoft SharePoint to post their lesson plans online.
The teachers in the Vineland public school system now post their lesson plans online using SharePoint so that administrators can make sure the plans throughout the district are uniform, according to the Daily Journal.
Although all teachers can access the system, only principals, assistant principals and district supervisors can see the plans of all teachers.
Dale Horner, a principal at the Durand Elementary School in Vineland says the new system makes things quicker and easier.
"I can make sure the school is on about the same wavelength, that every student gets the same quality education," Horner told the Daily Journal. "Could we do that before? Certainly. But I might have 10 or 15 planning books on my desk. This is very easy. I can even do it at home."
Stephen Dantinne, technology supervisor for the school district says the next plan of action is to use SharePoint to allow parents to view information like homework assignments and due dates for their children”s classes.
Having access to enterprise content management systems through cloud computing should allow more schools and small businesses to use the systems, as the cost is expected to be lower.