What is a Smart Campus?
Smart Campus is an Internet of Things-based integrated campus environment for business, study, and living. This environment combines education, science research, management, and campus life using various types of application service systems as the carrier. The blueprint illustrates ubiquitous network learning, network scientific research with innovation, transparent and efficient school administration, vibrant campus culture, and easy access to campus life. In a nutshell, the goal of the Smart Campus is to create a safe, stable, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient campus.
The idea of Smart Campus is to integrate the independent business systems and resources of schools into an organic whole with highly collaborated capability, perception, and serviceability to support school development using the Internet of Things, data fusion, cloud computing, data mining, and other information technologies. In the end, it will realise the vision outlined above and encourage the school's quick and long-term development.
Features of Smart Campus
(1) Broad high-speed Internet access: The information era is built on the foundation of networks. The majority of informatization educational work will not be completed without the use of a network. The Smart Campus network is mainly focused on the Mobile Internet and the Internet of Things. It must establish a campus-wide interconnectedness of people to people, people to objects, and objects to objects. It also gives broadband access at any time and from any location.
(2) Widespread use of intelligent terminals: Remote administration and control of digital equipment has become easier because of the increasing usage of intelligent sensor technology. As a result, all types of monitoring data may be received at any moment, and people and objects interact in real-time. The material basis of the campus is a comprehensive perception of the university campus and the active state of professors and students.
(3) Collaboration: Individual and group cooperation, online and offline interaction, extending study and discussion from in-class to out-of-class, and collaborative research are all supported by tools like unified communications, shared agenda, and collaborative work, which provide integrated and multitudinous communication and collaboration services for teachers and students everywhere.
(4) Association of collective knowledge and prosperity: The smart campus helps individuals transfer varied facts and information to more value knowledge, attaining knowledge collecting, knowledge digestion and absorption, knowledge sharing, and creativity by offering good tools for knowledge storage, classification, and sharing.
By constructing a team-based knowledge management system, the campus's information and knowledge can be continuously fed back into the system through the processes of creation, sharing, integration, records, update, and innovation, forming a sustainable wisdom cycle that promotes school knowledge innovation.
(5) Business applications that are intelligently integrated: The smart campus's functions should eventually be reflected in the campus's operations. Open, integrated, collaborative information technology architecture based on cloud computing and big data technology to store massive data, calculate, and analyse through the “cloud”.
To participate in the reorganisation and promote individual communications, to produce personal development, to maximise the overall efficacy of campus wisdom, considerably boost research and learning ability of IT-based management decisions.
(6) Mastery of external wisdom: Teachers' academic activities, for example, must include significant contacts with domestic and international colleagues, because teaching and research innovation and excellence can only be achieved in a global development setting. Another example is that a school can understand colleges and universities' reformation and development trends and establish its own tradition and features through mutual learning, communication, comparison, and reference with other universities.
The discipline setting can be adjusted and the training plans for the students can be improved based on the school's social development needs, such as employment needs, talent quality needs, and so on; by grasping the trends of economic and social, technological progress, and education reformation and development, the school's development plans can be constantly optimised, leading the school to sustainable and rapid development.
How to deal with the huge university information which is rapidly growing? This is something that many universities are considering right now. In this environment, building a Smart Campus has become the industry standard.
Big data collection, processing, and visualisation is a step-by-step procedure that was thoroughly investigated throughout the development of the campus website system. Hence, it connects the physical and digital worlds to provide an intelligent and open teaching environment for both teachers and students and helps administrators easily access information.