Advancing Higher Education with the Transition to Smart Universities: A Focus on Technology

Keywords: Higher Education, Smart Campuses, Smart Universities, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology

Abstract

This study explores the transformative journey of higher education towards smart universities, emphasizing integrating cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and biometric systems. This evolution responds to the evolving demands of society, aiming to significantly enhance the educational experience while reimagining campus life and community involvement. It sheds light on the creation of immersive, interactive, and personalized learning landscapes that accommodate a diverse array of student requirements, including those with disabilities, setting a new standard in educational inclusivity. The discourse extends to the pivotal role of smart campuses, which are instrumental in forging safer, more inclusive, and environmentally sustainable educational realms. Furthermore, the paper highlights the importance of digital platforms in nurturing social bonds and community engagement, especially through the potent medium of alumni networks. By transitioning into centers of innovation and technological excellence, universities are equipping students for a future shaped by technology. The review highlights the transition’s challenges and opportunities, emphasizing the need to balance technological advancements with human-centric values, ensure equitable technology access, and maintain privacy. It presents the rise of smart universities as a pivotal step towards more interconnected, intelligent, and sustainable communities, significantly influencing education and societal development.

Published
2024-06-01
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Adipat, S., & Chotikapanich, R. (2024). Advancing Higher Education with the Transition to Smart Universities: A Focus on Technology. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 12(3), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v12i3.7635
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