Revolutionising Teacher Allocation: Empowering Education with DSS's Open-Source Web Application

12 Jul 2023 / 3 min. read

Revolutionising Teacher Allocation: Empowering Education with DSS's Open-Source Web Application



To optimise educational resources and ensure a well-balanced distribution of teachers across the country, DSS has developed a groundbreaking web application for the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria. This innovative solution leverages open-source technologies, including OpenMap and Chart.js, to create an interactive map of Bulgaria that represents currently active teachers. This web application offers advanced reporting capabilities, providing insights into teacher allocation by subject, age, and academic year while also offering a forecast for the next two years regarding work placement ratios and the number of teachers approaching retirement age.

Harnessing the Power of Open Source Technologies

The web application's development relies on the power of open-source technologies, such as OpenMap and Chart.js. OpenMap allows for the creation of an interactive and dynamic map of Bulgaria, providing an intuitive and visually engaging user experience. Chart.js, on the other hand, enables the generation of comprehensive and interactive reports, making it easier for stakeholders to analyse and interpret teacher distribution data.

Insights-driven Reporting with Chart.js

The integration of Chart.js within the web application enables stakeholders to access detailed reports easily. By leveraging the capabilities of this open-source charting library, administrators, policymakers, and educational leaders gain a comprehensive understanding of teacher distribution by subject, age, and academic year. The interactive and visually appealing charts empower decision-makers to identify trends, patterns, and discrepancies, facilitating data-driven decision-making and resource allocation.

Visualising Teacher Distribution with OpenMap

OpenMap, an open-source mapping technology, forms the foundation of the web application's interactive map. By leveraging OpenMap, the application visualises the allocation of teachers across the 28 regions of Bulgaria. This user-friendly interface not only provides an overview of teacher distribution but also allows stakeholders to explore specific regions, gaining insights into the density and composition of the teaching workforce in each area. OpenMap's versatility and interactivity enhance the user experience, making navigating and interpreting the data easier.

Forecasting Future Needs with Open Source Technologies

The open-source nature of the technologies used in this web application also extends to the forecasting capabilities. By analysing historical data and incorporating demographic trends, the application predicts the ratio of taken to available work placements and identifies the number of teachers nearing retirement age. This forecasting feature, powered by open-source technologies, enables educational stakeholders to proactively plan for future needs, ensuring a smooth transition and continuity in the teaching workforce.

Optimising Resource Allocation and Promoting Collaboration

This web application promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the education community using open-source technologies. The accessibility and transparency of the utilised technologies foster collaboration among developers, educators, and policymakers, enabling them to optimise resource allocation strategies collectively. Open-source technologies create opportunities for customisation, innovation, and continuous improvement, ensuring that the web application remains adaptable and responsive to the evolving needs of the education sector.


The integration of open-source technologies, including OpenMap and Chart.js, in developing this web application for the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria revolutionises teacher allocation in Bulgaria. By leveraging these technologies, stakeholders gain access to an interactive map and insightful reports, enabling data-driven decision-making, strategic resource allocation, and proactive planning. The open-source nature of the technologies fosters collaboration and promotes innovation within the education sector. As we embrace the power of open-source technologies, we pave the way for a more efficient and equitable distribution of teachers, ultimately enhancing the quality of education throughout Bulgaria.

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