Technology has changed the face of education and it has created more educational opportunities. A Smart Campus uses technology to make the life of a student and the university management easier, both teachers and students have benefited from various educational technologies. Smart Campus helps in the implementation of three key areas of campus life: the experience, efficiency, and education. Growing interconnectivity of technology products will continue this trend by encouraging students to do more with their time. It will also reshape how students interact with an institution by providing a connected student experience. A Smart Campus can result in digital transformation that will address the future of learning and work. By the benefits of a smart campus, universities can easily modernize while remaining sustainable and relevant to their students, staff, and faculty. Here are the 5 best reasons to turn your university into a smart campus:
Innovation is a change that unlocks new value, A Smart Campus enables us to utilize secured & modern technology for e-campuses activities in an academic course of action. Smart Campus focuses on the need for adopting technology in the campus using (e-Educational) Campus academics. It is very difficult to control for management to track everything that happens, SMAX is one such solution which connects, strengthens and simplifies all major workflows in higher education. This system is designed to accept elucidate processes and generate reports with better services, consistent and secured data. It supports automated as well as manual processes. New technology like (IoT) in recent years rapidly developing in a computing world, Internet of Things is involved in all fields and can influence and improve the university’s processes to contribute to decision-making, technological development, and academic learning. Smart University focuses on improving the infrastructure of universities through technology, with the main purpose of enhancing the quality of the education provided by institutions.
These days educational institutions operate more like a city, with centralized law enforcement ensuring the safety of students and visitors, responding and investigating when a crime occurs and striving for improved quality of life for residents. Campuses are embracing sophisticated artificial intelligence and data-driven solutions to understand, moderate and solve security and operational challenges. Video content analytics solutions, for instance, enable university and campuses to utilize their video surveillance infrastructure to extract data intelligence. SMAXis designed with high-security features to provide maximum security against the loss of the data from the system. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, they’re linking anything and everything to create new applications that elevate the campus experience. A Smart Campus integrates these disparate security technologies into a unified system, allowing to create safety and security services. Multiple components—lighting, surveillance cameras, alarms, smart ID cards—can now work together to make automated real-time decisions that keep everyone on campus safer.
Smart Campus technologies can change the way students learn. When colleges connect sensors, building systems, and other devices, they can begin to collect data from a variety of sources across the campus. All of that data can be collected, stored, accessed, and used by campus operations teams to refine services on campus to make them more convenient and effective. Students in a variety of courses now have a wealth of real-world data, drawn from their campus environment, to study and apply to their projects. By using networked computing technology, new learning models are emerging which fit the Digital Native lifestyle. When every student has nonstop access to audio and video conferencing tools, they can initiate or join a collaborative working session in seconds. With access to capabilities like screen casting and file- and application-sharing from their devices, multiple students can work collaboratively on the same project without having to be in the same physical place.
Digital Portals: Many colleges and universities are already embracing digital learning management systems (LMS). With campus mobile apps or APIs for third party integration, students can easily access these portals anytime, from any personal device. Grades, assignments, submitting homework, even online assessments – everything is at students’ fingertips, whether they are studying in their classroom or enjoying the sunshine on a garden.
Students studying modern science, engineering, and computer science disciplines need access to heavyweight computational resources. In the past, that meant reserving dedicated time in a lab for a project. On a digital campus, that lab doesn’t have to be a fixed location. Instead, colleges can virtually spin up cloud resources and deliver them to students wherever they’re needed – and spin them back down again when they’re no longer in use.
On a Smart Campus, students, faculty, and administrators no longer need to worry about space constraints, location, or weather. These institutions now use video and collaboration tools to open up classes and lectures to more students, without having to squeeze them all into a single lecture hall. When students are ill, when bad weather makes it difficult to get to campus, the class can still go on. Students can log into live lectures from their computers, participate in discussions, download course materials, and submit assignments remotely.
Nowadays, business is starting to compete globally, not only in terms of satisfying customers and the best service but can also contribute to improving the intelligence of the nation through the world of education. The world of education means the availability of channels or facilities that can be used to deliver educational programs. Today’s education world requires fast and accurate data access. With the campus internal portal system, we can control all activities at the campus through mobile devices, tablets, laptops, or PCs from home. As a result, the system will be integrated from the central database and the control system (automation system) can monitor the activities of lecturers and students. Learning Management Systems can be used to monitor staff and students, as well as keep track of assessment and training records. Learning portal is an LMS which enable organization easily manage users and their needs, providing a multi-platform learning environment and intuitive communication channels, by leaving a streamlined learning solution to end-users, Lecturers can determine whether their course is run for several students in a long period or a shorter period. Learning Management System provides a variety of features that can help students to find out what activities the students are currently taking, such as ongoing classes, calendars to view upcoming events, and important information related to the lectures. If the students log in to the LMS, they will be directed to the student dashboard. The Learning Management System makes it easier for lecturers to deliver their course and help the course to run smoothly.
College life a generation ago might charm up thoughts of a professor lecturing to a class full of students in a grid array of desks, and an individual pursuit of knowledge in classrooms and labs, sleeping in small dorm rooms, studying from well-used books and turning in term papers. But today, Digital Natives care more about social networks, being mobile and staying connected – to their friends, family, professors, digital curriculum, recorded or remote live lectures, and more. What, exactly, makes a campus “smart”? Smart Campus links devices, applications, and people to facilitate new experiences or services and improve operational efficiency. These student services or experiences might include wayfinding, smart parking/transit, wait times for cafeteria food, or availability of fitness equipment, finding their belongings (bicycle, backpack, laptop), and more. Which is exciting, a Smart Campus starts with universal, reliable wired and wireless connectivity – indoors and out. That’s the foundation.
The benefits of a Smart Campus are many, and in addition to the operational efficiencies, we are starting to see them fall into three major categories: Smart Living, Smart Learning, and Smart Safety & Security. All of which can help increase student engagement which is vital to help students transition to university life and help them obtain all the resources they need to succeed.