Author Archives: James Clay

Intelligent Campus Community Event 10th April 2018 – Glasgow

If you are working in the area of the Intelligent campus and are interested in work being undertaken in this space by others, then we would like to invite you to attend the first of our community events. The community of practice gives people an opportunity to network, share practice, hear what various institutions are … Read more

Intelligent Campus Community Event 23rd March 2018 – Sheffield

If you are working in the area of the Intelligent campus and are interested in work being undertaken in this space by others, then we would like to invite you to attend the first of our community events. The community of practice gives people an opportunity to network, share practice, hear what various institutions are … Read more

Hot wifi

There are numerous software applications that allow Universities and Colleges to create wifi heat maps. This is a very competitive market with many different free, freemium and charged for products. The Jisc Technologies Wireless Advisory Service in 2015 recommended the Ekahau product for both mapping existing wifi networks and for planning new networks. Jisc Technologies published … Read more

Location, location, education

Use Case: Location aware learning Location, location, education Location aware learning provides universities and colleges with a range of student learning opportunities which take advantage of their current physical location. Consequently, the potential for location aware learning to take place on the intelligent campus is being explored in a range of ways. Starting with QR … Read more

How are we doing?

Use case: Capturing Feedback on the Intelligent Campus What’s the Issue? As universities and colleges feel the pressure to provide an enhanced student experience the intelligent campus will play an increasingly important role. An acknowledged “great campus” will be a major asset. Students and staff can all help in developing a better campus, identifying issues … Read more

Finding your way

Use Case: Finding your way around campus What’s the issue? Universities can be complex physical spaces, with a myriad of different types of buildings, added in different decades and spread across a wide area, sometimes multiple campuses. Some buildings may be old with obscure access points and navigating adjoining buildings can be confusing. For come … Read more

Nudge me

Use Case: The nudging campus What is Nudging? Wikipedia says: “Nudge theory (or nudge) is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and economics which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance to influence the motives, incentives and decision making….” Nudging aims to influence individuals or groups to act or … Read more

Building analytics

Use Case: Building analytics What’s the issue? Universities have large numbers of buildings of varying ages and conditions, spread over a wide geographic area, sometimes multiple campuses. Managing energy, waste and resources efficiently is important for a number of reasons, including financial pressures, environmental principles and regulations, and improved working conditions for campus users. What … Read more