Author Archives: James Clay

Le campus intelligent et l’expérience étudiante

It was with a little trepidation that I stood on the stage at the 48em ADBU Congrès to deliver a keynote on the intelligent campus and the student experience. The audience were all French library professionals attending the Congress. I delivered my presentation in English, and for those who needed it a translation service was … Read more

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