IoT: This report may have interest for FLL network members: Recently made available from: Link to report here.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more popular on campuses across the country, leading colleges and universities are preparing for the increase in data coming from sensors, smart devices and other technologies, and the resulting demand on their networks. The “connected” or “smart” campus, as it has become known, leverages a combination of sensors, big data and analytics, and other IoT technologies for better decision-making in myriad ways. In June 2017, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) surveyed 138 higher education officials to determine the status of connected campus projects. CDE also queried leaders about their understanding of terms like “connected” and “smart” and the perceived benefits of such projects. The questions targeted several areas, including education and engagement, safety and operational efficiencies.