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June 11, 2014

Reflection Paper Example

Reflection Paper
The purpose of this reflection paper is to evaluate and analyze the ways through which innovation and changes can be incorporated within the functioning of an organization to make it progress towards greater development. In the case of an educational institute some changes that can be integrated through means of greater innovation.
After going through the use and application of the tag-based interaction in mobile banking as to what has been applied as a model in the banks of Australia, one prime benefit that has been achieved or at least projected is that with the help of such innovatory measures and advancements greater convenience can be made for their consumers.
At the same time, it also shows that the organization is readily able to adapt different technological changes and apply them as a part of its own operation to facilitate greater customer satisfaction. However, when we talk about introducing changes within the organizational operations of an educational institute there are also a couple of different measures that we can apply in order to further enhance as well as simplify things for students.
The use-tag based model applied in banks can be applied for an educational institute. (McColl, 2008) In order to apply such a system for an educational institute it is a pre-requisite for the institute to have a strong online presence. It should have students coming to its website to enroll in different type of online courses that it offers on different subjects.
The use-tag model where helps consumers to make their queries and enhance their access to reach their relevant spot in no time, something along the same lines can also be made for an educational institute to introduce greater change in it. For someone who is visiting the site for the first time and does not know where to go and seek information can type his or her desired query and can then easily be directed to the web page they want to have a look at in accordance to the search they entered.
 In addition to this a similar development and change can also be integrated by adding more facilities for the student by giving each of them a particular ID and a password. With the help of these features they will have their own personalized area and account on the university website that will have a record of their academic and financial records, the courses they can pick in their next semesters and other upcoming events and important news related to the institute.
Hence, through the creation of an online platform the educational institute will not only boost its reputation and credibility, but at the same time will also ensure its access round the clock. With the advent of the 21st century frontiers of seeking education have transformed unprecedentedly. Students today are looking for resources through which they can easily seek education, irrespective of the fact whether they have to physically visit a university or college themselves.
The increasing trend of online education has motivated many colleges and universities around the world to give proper attention to establish their online presence.
National University of Singapore coping up with this new trend now has initiated a practice of posting its lectures on the official university website once the session is over. Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT went a step ahead in this regard by being the first institute to publish all its lectures on websites like YouTube. All of this manifests and testifies the readiness of institutes all around the world to acknowledge the presence and effectiveness of the online model of education in recent times.
The scope of innovation that takes place in an organization actually shows the pace at which an organization is able to accept changes and adapt itself according to them with the changing business models and operational methods. In addition to this the changes that an organization intends to introduce in itself keeps it active within the competitive context and also allows its employees an opportunity to continuously excel and groom themselves in whatever they do.

Rajinesh Ravendran, Ian MacColl, Michael Docherty (2008) “Tag-based Interaction in Online and Mobile Banking: A Preliminary Study of the Effect on Usability” Queensland University



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