Victoria College (VU) has established a repute for embracing innovation and know-how in pursuit of enhancing the scholar and campus expertise. VU’s choice to undertake the Block Mannequin – the place college students study topics in intensive bursts – is a notable instance of VU’s willingness to assume creatively about long-standing challenges in training.
When VU lately consolidated its 4 Melbourne CBD campuses into Australia’s largest vertical campus providing each greater training and vocational studying, from pathway applications by to PhDs, it was decided to make sure the brand new vertical campus was future-proofed from a know-how perspective. VU adopted a Cisco software-defined entry (SDA) structure to allow the digitisation of the Metropolis Tower recognising the brand new calls for that will probably be positioned on underlying know-how platforms – primarily the community. These calls for embrace the necessity for higher pace, processing extra complexity, necessities for scalability (richer and extra distributed knowledge) and improved safety. VU recognised that simply having the digital infrastructure in place was not ample and launched into a sequence of proof of ideas at its Footscray Park campus to grasp the way it may finest use the facility of superior networks in innovating to:
- Enhance wayfinding and navigation providers for college students and employees
- Enhance room utilisation and the in-room expertise (by monitoring occupancy ranges and environmental situations in actual time)
- Guarantee a protected return to campus for college students after extended COVID lockdowns
The outcomes of the proof of ideas and preliminary deployment of SDA on the new VU Vertical Campus could be discovered within the following case research which demonstrates how VU continues to innovate with world main know-how to boost its scholar and campus expertise.
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