Modern, user-friendly organizational portal for 180,000 Israeli education professionals
Over 180,000 educators work for Israel's Ministry of Education - the government body responsible for K-12, higher education and informal education in the state of Israel. These educators teach over 2 million students - a number which keeps growing from year to year.
Like any large organization which employs hundreds of thousands of people, Ministry of Education found it challenging to support its employees in a way that was seamless and effective. The ministry’s organizational portal needed to be updated, so it could become both a professional knowledge base and a support center for the country's educators.
As a long-term partner of the Ministry of Education, we understood the importance of the organizational portal. By using Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint 2013, we were able to build better, innovative experiences for the portal's users. We could not expect 180,000 educators to tackle a steep learning curve on the new website, which is why it was a priority to make it as user-friendly as possible. To achieve that, we have divided the site into four distinct sections:
The Administrative Section is designed to provide educators with access to all of their personal information - such as salary, seniority ranking, pension data, and other administrative data.
The Pedagogic Section includes ideas, activities, lectures, videos, games, apps and other digital tools which help enrich lessons and improve learning processes.
The Professional Development Section helps educators pick enrichment courses, and get answers to frequently asked questions about grants and enrichment courses.
The Support Section enables employees to issue digitally signed forms, and open support tickets to the ministry.
By using the most advanced CRM on the market, as well as innovative development platforms such as Angular, the new portal was designed to be both easy to use, and display-agnostic. With its responsive design, it can provide services to educators anywhere and at any time.