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The educational digital revolution in Estonia aims to implement modern digital technology more efficiently and effectively in learning and teaching, and to improve the digital skills of the entire nation. For example, it includes ensuring that every student receives the necessary knowledge and skills to access modern digital infrastructure for future use.

Estonia’s success in the digital revolution can be seen in the educational landscape since twice as many students pursue IT careers in Estonia than the average in other OECD countries.

  • 1st in Europe in the OECD PISA test
  • 85% of schools use e-School
  • every 10th student sets out to study IT every year

e-School

e-School has more than200,000active users

The two most widely used web applications for schools in Estonia are called e-School and Studium. These innovative tools provide an easy way for parents, teachers and children to collaborate and organize all the information necessary for teaching and learning.

The system provides an array of functions for its various users:

  • Teachers enter grades and attendance information in the system, post homework, and evaluate student behaviour. They also use it to send messages to parents, students or entire classes.
  • Parents use it to stay closely involved in their children’s education. With the help of round-the-clock access via the internet, they can see their children’s homework assignments, grades, attendance information and teacher’s notes, as well as communicate directly with teachers via the system.
  • Students can read their own grades and keep track of what homework has been assigned each day. They also have an option to save their best work in their own personal e-portfolios.
  • District administrators have access to the latest statistical reports on demand, making it easy to consolidate data across the district’s schools.

DreamApply

DreamApply platform serves universities in20countries

Studying abroad is becoming more attractive year after year. Universities have to cope with an increasing number of applications from across the globe meanwhile differentiating high-quality students. In most universities today, student admission is often overly bureaucratic and difficult to track.

Managing applications manually is too time-consuming for today’s standards. The DreamApply automated platform removes a lot of the headache and optimizes different work processes.

DreamApply has developed a student recruitment and marketing system that contributes to increasing the number of enrolled students by concluding and solving different problems, such as having all relevant information related to the admission available in one place, and reducing irrelevant e-mailing and administrative work for university personnel. Several university application systems have been built using the DreamApply platform; for example, in Estonia, Italy, Finland, Lithuania and Ireland.

Read more about DreamApply

Estonian Education Information System

The Estonian Education Information System (EHIS) is a state database that brings together all the information related to education in Estonia.

The database stores details about education institutions, students, teachers and lecturers, graduation documents, study materials and curricula. How to use all the personal and statistical data from EHIS is described in the EHIS personal and statistical data use guide.

This service is intended for anyone in education, whether students enrolled in general, vocational, higher or hobby programmes, or the teachers and academic staff providing that education. It is also possible to access information on the qualifications and further training completed by teachers and academics. EHIS is also part of monitoring the education system so that the authorities can make sure it prepares people for the labour market of the future. Higher education is free in Estonia at public universities.

EHIS stores data entered since 2005, so detailed information on general education levels across the population from school to university is available on request. Applying for university studies by simply transferring your details to the desired university is the most common use of the EHIS database.

Read more about EHIS here.

Eliis

ELIIS is an online software solution that provides innovative and digital solutions for pre-schools and kindergartens to organize their daily work. ELIIS is easily manageable to people otherwise not so familiar with computers. The environment is fully protected against non-authorized users and the access for teachers and parents to see and manage the data can be specified in each section by the staff of each organization.

The experience and feedback so far has been very positive: kindergarten teachers have been freed from filling in large amounts of daily paperwork, especially reports, in order to dedicate more time for the children. Parents are happy because of the comfortable and quick feedback about their children and overall activities done in the preschool or kindergarten. Mutual communication has become more convenient, accurate and fast.

In use at50%of kindergardens

Parents

A parent has a convenient way to have a say in class activities, to be aware of your child’s and kindergarten’s activities, browse pictures of events and be in a direct contact with teachers.

Nurseries

Simple, convenient and paperless environment for all kindergarten employees allow compact communication with parents and storing all documents in one place.

Government officials

Comprehensive reporting and statistics about meals and occupancy, control teachers and class listings and communicate by sending notices or messages to kindergarten employees or parents.

ELIIS functionality includes:

  • A teacher-friendly class register / journal
  •  Weekly and monthly plans
  • Child development map
  • Thorough communications module for teachers, managers and parents
  • Events calendar with gallery
  • Short surveys for getting feedback from parents
  • Children profiles with different customizable maps
  • Detailed statistical reports
  • Document management
  • Announcement board
  • Annual goals

 

Developers of Education

These education e-solutions are provided by the following Estonian companies:

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The e-Estonia Showroom is an executive briefing centre. Our goal is to inspire global policy makers, political leaders, corporate executives, investors and international media to kick-off the digital transformation by sharing the successful example of e-Estonia and build links to the IT sector.

The e-Estonia Showroom has become a must-see destination and we host over 10,000 international decision-makers every year. Make sure to book your visit in advance using the booking form.

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