Projects

Building a Next Generation San José State

SJSU is transforming higher education by integrating emerging technologies into the classroom and workplace experiences. Creating a university where:

Are You Innovation Ready? [pdf]  
  • Learning and research can take place anytime and anyplace
  • The classroom becomes an unbounded space for collaboration
  • Day-to-day processes become more agile and efficient by leveraging the power of advanced technology
  • Students, faculty and staff become discerning users of technology

Next Gen Technologies

Emerging technologies include: digital signage, lecture capture/sharing, Next Gen learning spaces, secure user authentication, TelePresence, unified communications, virtualized desktop infrastructure and web/video/tele collaboration. Read more about these technologies at Are You Innovation Ready? [pdf].


Next Gen Technology Project

In support of the SJSU Strategic Plan: Vision 2017 Initiative Agility Through Technology, the Next Gen Technology Project is targeted to enhance the campus information technology infrastructure to enable dramatic improvements in communication and collaboration.

The project is actually a series of projects concentrating in a variety of technology areas. Some of the project outcomes are:

Campus Next Generation Network

Campus Next Generation Network

Changes to the campus network technology will allow for end-to-end centralized management of all networking resources. Once installed, these network improvements will allow for easier network management; reducing effort and time to make user requested changes, improved network security and increased agility in effecting change to meet campus requirements.

Digital Signage

Digital Signage

Centralized content management software will integrate the content (text, image and video programming) flowing to digital LCD monitors across campus. Touch screen enabled applications will provide an interactive experience for way-finding and information retrieval. The initial signage will be installed in high-traffic locations in the King Library, Student Union and Spartan Stadium.

Enhanced Computing Resources

Enhanced Computing Resources

State-of-the-art integrated server, storage and network technology will enable high performing virtual servers to be available with minimal lead time for requests and effectively monitored with enhanced tools. Virtual desktops and virtual software libraries will allow for online labs instead of physical labs for students and lessen the need for high performance workstations for faculty and staff.

Next Generation Learning Spaces

Next Generation Learning Spaces

Enhancing campus classrooms with state-of-the-art audio, visual and lecture capture technology to enhance collaboration and communication with students and instructors/speakers—both onsite and remote locations. Recorded sessions will be available for review shortly after the end of class.

Unified Communication System

Unified Communication System

A campus-wide Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone system will enable sophisticated communication methods for all employees, including video phones for all campus employees. Calls can be sent automatically to user devices like a laptop, tablet computer and/or smart phone. For more details, view Cisco Unified Communications Access Devices.

WebEx Collaboration

WebEx Collaboration

The first project to be delivered to campus was WebEx. Web conferencing, including video, audio and computer interactions are available for all faculty and staff to host via the WebEx system. Other individuals inside and outside of SJSU can join also participate in the scheduled conferences. Instructors are able to use WebEx to record class activities and share the recording with their enrolled students for review after the class session. Online training materials including video tutorials, reference guides and short how-to materials will be available to support the usage of the new tool. You can access WebEx from the MySJSU homepage, and use your SJSUOne ID & password to sign in.

Wireless Network Expansion

Wireless Network Expansion

Increased coverage and density of our campus wireless network within campus buildings, the core campus outside areas and Spartan Stadium. Once completed, use of the wireless network should be ubiquitous across all of campus, allowing connections to continue from building to building and in all outdoor areas.

 

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