Talking Intelligently at #Digifest19
Author: James Clay
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Next week it’s time for Jisc’s Digifest and I am doing a one hour interactive presentation on the Intelligent Campus.
The smart campus is already here; the technology, sensors and data analysis capability is all available, but it isn’t all joined up and so has limited scope in terms of what we can learn and how we can use the knowledge.
In order to enhance the student experience, allow for more effective and efficient use of space, could we take the smart campus and make it intelligent?
Universities and colleges spend billions on their campuses, yet they are frequently underutilised and are often a frustrating experience for students. In this session, I will describe the campus of the future. How does a traditional campus become a smart campus? What are the steps to make a smart campus, an intelligent campus? We have an opportunity to provide our members with a service that can help them address that problem. If we extend our learning analytics infrastructure to collect data from a wider range of institutional software and devices then we can deliver novel insights to institutional managers to help them make their campuses more efficient, improve student experience and deliver higher quality teaching.
The future intelligent campus service aims to find effective ways to use data gathered from the physical estate and combine it with learning and student data from student records, library systems, the virtual learning environment (VLE) and other digital systems. This session will describe what data can be gathered, how it can be measured and explore the potential for enhancing the student experience. It will demonstrate and explain to the delegates what the exciting future of the intelligent campus. Importantly I will also ask delegates to consider the ethical issues when implementing an intelligent campus as well as the legal requirements.
The one hour session takes place on there 12th March, at 11:30 in hall 9.
To read more about what is an intelligent campus have a read of this article, What makes an intelligent campus?, in Educational Technology written by me.
To find out more about the Jisc Intelligent Campus project – Using data to make smarter use of your university or college estate – see this webpage.
Jisc have published a guide for universities and colleges who are interested in venturing into the Intelligent Campus space.
In order to understand the potential of the Intelligent Campus space we have published a series of use cases.
For regular updates on the project and what is happening in the Intelligent Campus space then visit the project blog.