Like our stores, offices and homes, the modern campus is a digital hub that connects students and professors and helps create an optimal learning environment. As we encounter new ways to use technology in the classroom, it’s interesting to see the real reasons why colleges and universities are adopting or expanding technology.
In a recent report by the Center for Digital Education (CDE), the top drivers for adopting or expanding technologies are quite diverse, but 48 percent see the potential in cost savings. After three decades of spending cuts, states have left public colleges with nearly 25 percent declines in funding per student. And cost is just one challenge. Building an infrastructure to support future classroom learning, enabling research, IoT, VR, communication, and keeping IT security top of mind while doing more with less is not easy or straightforward.
Despite that, most campuses are already connected or in the process of being connected. Although the term itself holds multiple meanings for respondents, from ubiquitous Wi-Fi to the use of the IoT and smart technologies, there is a clear trend among respondents (86 percent) that said the concept of the connected campus is the accepted or envisioned future. CenturyLink understands the connected multi-cloud environment and the complexities in managing them, and therefore, is able to assist campuses with instituting smart campus features for IT agility.
That’s why events like EDUCAUSE 2018 are essential in bringing educators, IT professionals and service providers together to share ideas and foster solutions to today’s challenges in the higher education IT segment. CenturyLink will be there as an event sponsor and exhibitor, so be sure to drop by booth #1609 to talk with one of our experts. We’d love to hear about your ideas and plans in creating the connected campus in your future.
We’re proud to be a sponsor at the conference, so join us in the mile high city as we converge in Denver. Our team of Smart Solutions experts will be in our booth to discuss the best of what matters to you.
- When: October 30 to November 2
- Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
- Exhibit Hall Show Hours*
- Wednesday, October 31: 9:00 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
- Thursday, November 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
- CenturyLink Booth #1609
*Please Note: Due to tight security, only those with an exhibitor badge will have access to the Exhibit Hall 90 minutes before it opens.