There is a huge rise in the smart phone app marketplace. What was thought impossible just a few years ago is now commonplace in the app world.
Apps are changing the way we use our phones and what we use them for, and these changes are happening in everyway from how we travel, where we live, to what job we want to do, all three of which are incorporated into a new app service that is being discussed in the education field.
It’s long been known about educational professionals about the lack of good, quality teaching instructors. Schools all across the country and all across the globe are looking to fill teaching positions, but doing so requires getting in contact with the right applicant. This need for good teachers is compounded even more in foreign markets like China, Japan, and Indonesia.
Imagine all of the troubles that American schools face when trying to find a teacher to fill a classroom opening, but then apply it to a Chinese school looking to find a native English speaker to fill a job opening. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of schools across China that have English teaching jobs in Hangzhou and elsewhere.
So, the question that app developers have been asking themselves, is how do we connect these two groups of people? How can we connect those people in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and elsewhere who want an English teaching job in Nanjing with the schools in China who are looking to employ teachers?
The answer is simple: smart phone app technology.
College students all across the world find their smart phones to be an indispensable part of their person. People feel connected to the phones in a very real way. Schools need to find a way to develop apps that can make a network connection of people trying to enter the teaching profession, because trust me, there are plenty looking for jobs.
What we here are ApptivateHawaii.com do is work with companies that are trying to develop such a technology for these schools. We are working primarily with schools in China and other parts of Asia, but we are willing to work with any educational institutions that are interested. Our number one priority as app developers is to get people using the platform, listen to their feedback, and develop a system that works for people on both ends of the spectrum: the students/teachers looking for English teaching jobs in Baotou and the schools there looking to find the teachers.
And we’re open to new ideas. What are your thoughts of such a platform? What would you, a potential employee, a potential employee, be looking for in usability? What type of interface fits the theme of the app? These are all questions that go on in an app developer’s before a concept can be brought to the forefront.
Those are today’s thoughts from the desk. I’ll keep you up to date as things progress with the teaching app and as more schools join on to start using the platform.