“Smart campus is the new frontier in higher education. It enables smart living, smart learning, and smart security. Smart learning technologies can change the way students learn.“– Shashikant Verma, Presales Consultant, Ruckus Networks
During the T-School Higher Education and Awards Conference, an industry keynote on “Smart campus networks: Unlock your students’ full potential”, was delivered by Shashikant Verma, Pre-Sales Consultant, Ruckus Networks. He said: Smart campus needs student-centric HRD, to attract and retain students, engage students in campus life, along with student outcomes and analyses. Connected campus means ubiquitous connectivity from cable to cloud. Smart campus means insightful connectivity, with IoT, AI/ML solutions, etc. We also need personal campus for student-centric experiences.
Global Internet traffic has seen too many networks. Connected campuses need converged networks. Smart campus is the new frontier in higher education. It enables smart living, smart learning, and smart security. We are now building automation and operational efficiencies.
Smart living brings smart ID cards, in-building 5G/LTE, smart lighting, smart parking/transit, wayfinding, personal networks, eSports, etc. We need to find a balance for open vs. secure networks. Smart learning has pillars such as flexible learning spaces, digital portals, virtual labs, distance learning, learning capture, etc. Smart learning technologies can change the way students learn.
Multiple students can work collaboratively. Colleges are also embracing smart learning. Smart safety includes CCTV and VMS, connected entry, tracking assets, and sound and motion detection. You can closely monitor every individual coming in or going out. We can provide campus safety with IoT automation. Ruckus IT Insights is a platform with IoT insights.
T-School conference highlights the present curriculum, need to embrace, and adopt technical know-how in education. Need is more focussed and result oriented learning and training methodology.