Technology is transforming Education for the masses.

In advanced economies, technology is helping attract students, from the start of the student’s journey with the user experience of the institution’s website, to the flexibility needed in how schools deliver education, to the digital transformation of business operations including data governance and management.

However, in emerging economies such as India, Africa, South America, Middle East and South East Asia, education is riddled with many contradictions in terms of accessibility, parity and quality. Key challenges include mass populations, high acquisition costs, linguistic barriers, implementation challenges due to infrastructure issues, governance and technology skillsets.

Technological evolution of Education in emerging markets.

The good news is that in the past decade, higher education in emerging markets has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of number of students enrolled, number of courses offered, reach of institutions, and technological evolution.

As a result of this growth, the business processes at universities has become quite complex. Many major school boards and universities across emerging economies have automated their critical processes, to some extent; but in a highly non-comprehensive way.

Using disparate software and technologies render them unequipped to leverage the information gathered for other inter-dependent processes in a true sense. As an example, one of the major problems faced by many universities is to conduct infallible examinations and provide tamper proof certificates. There isn’t any real seamless integration between affiliation, registration, examination, evaluation and verification systems.

Orion is innovating solutions for Education in emerging markets.

Orion has a strong footprint in higher education in emerging markets. We provide value by prioritizing what is most important: learning. We increase the time for teaching and knowledge assimilation while reducing the time spent on non-productive processes imposed by old school technologies.

From digitizing handwritten data (Orion Live Ink) to enabling live stream access to lectures (Classmate), Orion is at the forefront of automating critical business processes for school boards and universities.

Orion can assist higher education institutions in redefining the governance, business processes, and student user and learning experience, to move beyond the confines of traditional operating models.

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“I greatly appreciate the patience of your team and the hard work Orion put in during difficult times from home, while the rest of the world, including India, was severely in the grip of COVID-19 pandemic. It is greatly valued by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).​”
Er Tushar Garg
National Innovation Foundation
Scientist, IT & Knowledge Management NIF India
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