With Deloitte dubbing the smart campus as the ‘next-generation’ education setting, this type of environment is a jewel in the crown of the sector’s digital transition.
What is a smart campus?
The smart campus enriches education institutions, offering the cutting-edge technology needed to provide the ultimate 21st-century teaching and learning experience. It adds a convenient, state-of-the-art element to the physical space staff and students navigate every day.
In their report, Smart Campus: The next-generation connected campus, Deloitte defines the intelligent campus as a “paradigm shift to leverage innovative next-generation technologies to create a ‘digitally connected’ campus”.
From central management systems that automatically report faults in services and facilities, to connected parking spaces that use an app to help drivers find somewhere to park, to the less tangible but very real impact the intelligent campus can have on teaching and learning by freeing up valuable resources to invest elsewhere, these spaces have the potential to invigorate and inspire all stakeholders – from the vice-chancellor, to the CFO, the head of facilities, student services, transport, the head of waste management, even to the academics, researchers and, of course, the student body.
What are the benefits?
Deloitte’s report lays out 12 highly impactful benefits of the intelligent campus, including that they:
● Drive positive outcomes through dynamic engagement
● Enable the development and delivery of brand-new business models
● Foster a data-informed digital environment
● Allow faculty to support positive interactions
● Leverage innovative and interactive learning models
…and the list goes on!
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