Facilitating a lifetime of learning

Everyone should have the possibility to be a student their entire lives. “Learning” is never over. By making personalised content & information available, everyone has the opportunity to keep learning. With the development of “a lifetime of learning” and the knowledge sources that are available, the role of an educational institution is changing. An educational institution exists for everyone who wants to gain knowledge. This means a lot to the employees, teachers and environment.

The “smart campus” supports

A smart campus is a combination between a physical place and a digital environment that optimally supports students, employees and teachers. Through the use of modern technology, the environment offers solicited and unsolicited usable data and functionalities. This can be done by creating a data-driven environment. This consists of collecting data, processing it into information and presenting it. Personalised information and workplaces will result in better performance by students, an efficient working environment for employees and optimal opportunities to work together.

The challenges of education

Challenge 1 – A lifetime of learning

From potentials all the way to alumni. And alumni, of course, are potential new students. By continuing to follow all relevant persons, you can:

  • offer your students early support when there is a chance of dropping out;
  •  highlight relevant follow-up studies to graduates;
  •  and automate the registration and follow-up of marketing activities.

Challenge 2 – Facilitating students and employees

The role of an educational institution is changing from “teaching” to “facilitating”. It is now mainly about offering a physical and digital environment in order to learn. This consists of a Smart Campus where you can work together, a safe and modern workplace for everyone and a digital personal assistant that thinks along.

Challenge 3 – Looking back and forward

Educational institutions have a lot of data. The question is whether the right data is available and how you can get added value from this for students and employees. By designing a data-driven organisation, you are able to not only look back and get real-time insights, but also to look ahead. The architecture consists of bringing together data, converting it into information and presenting it in a form that connects to the world of the user.

Challenge 4 – Unburdening through management

An advantage of cloud platforms is that new functionalities become available quickly, but you do want to stay in control. Control of the security and the use. After all, your users are counting on the digital environment being properly protected and on being informed about how new functionalities are going to be used. A strategy for management and change management is a must.

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