Author Archives: James Clay

Hey Siri, what’s my day like today? Alexa what’s my next lesson? Okay Google, are my library books available?

Voice assistants are becoming not just more widespread, but also much more useful. Alexa was announced by Amazon in November 2014 alongside the Echo devices, which act as connected speakers and hubs for voice controlled devices. The Echo devices act as connected hubs complete with speakers and in some cases small screens. Cortana from Microsoft … Read more

Write a case study or two

Case studies are a useful tool to describe how others across the sector are working on the concept of the intelligent campus. Though not always instantly transferable from one situation to another, they can be used to see what experiences, problems and issues others have faced and importantly how they overcame them. We would like … Read more

Strategic approaches to the intelligent campus

The opening paragraph in the Jisc publication Strategic approaches to learning analytics in UK higher education says: Learning analytics cannot yet be considered a mature field in UK higher education. However, the use of data about learners and their learning to address areas such as attrition and curriculum enhancement is increasingly being investigated through projects … Read more

Intelligent Campus Data Requirements

We’re working on ways to improve the student experience by capturing and analysing the many kinds of data that can be collected across university and college campuses. This research is developing alongside our effective learning analytics project and our work to build a learning analytics service. At the core of the learning analytics service is … Read more

Smart Campus: a route using 4G and 5G to serve the Smart City

Jisc in partnership with GSA have published a new report by Esmat Mirzamany (Jisc) and Joe Barrett (GSA) on how universities and cities could work together to build a smart city taking advantage of the connectivity and computing capacity unleashed by the next generation (5G) mobile networks. “Smart City” has become a hot topic in … Read more

Reflections on the Intelligent Campus Community Event in Sheffield

Sheffield was the setting for our first Intelligent Campus Community Event for our new community of practice. The community of practice gives people an opportunity to network, share practice, hear what various institutions are doing and what Jisc is doing in this space. The event proved popular with Jisc members and over 70 people had booked onto … Read more

Reflections on the Intelligent Campus Community Event in Glasgow

Travelling up to Glasgow I was reminded how airports are using a range of technologies to track and cater for passengers as they travel by air. We know big airports are using technologies such as wayfinding to help travellers quickly access the right gate when boarding their plane for example. These technologies are easily transferable … Read more