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ERIC Number: EJ799854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Making a Smart Campus in Saudi Arabia
Abuelyaman, Eltayab Salih
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n2 p10-12 2008
Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has conceptualized what it means to be a smart campus after surveying similar notions worldwide. A "smart" campus requires smart teachers, smart technology, and smart pedagogical centers. It deploys smart teachers and gives them smart tools and ongoing support to do their jobs while assessing their pedagogical effectiveness using smart evaluation forms. A smart campus also provides its students with reliable services anytime and anywhere access to the Internet is available. A university becomes "smart" by finding answers to the following questions: (1) How to recruit and develop smart teachers; (2) How to obtain and effectively deploy smart technology; and (3) How to sustain faculty efforts with the aid of smart pedagogical centers. This article describes the strategies employed by PSU to make itself a smart campus. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia