Webinar: The university campus powered by voice

Curious about how universities are using voice technology to engage with their students? Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a webinar to learn more about how Alexa is changing how students live and learn

Date: Thursday, 5 December, 2019
Time: 12:00 –13:00 hrs (GMT)


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Educators use Alexa to elevate the campus experience and help students get more from their time at university by making it easier to find out about events, connect with professors, and access resources – all without having to open their computers.

Curious about how universities are using Alexa to engage with their students? In this webinar, you will discover:

Learning objectives

  • How Amazon Web Services (AWS) higher education customers use Alexa to improve student outcomes
  • How Alexa is removing language blockers and making international students feel like at home
  • How to successfully introduce Alexa into your institution
  • The future of voice technology in higher education

Who should attend?

CIOs and other university department heads to CIOs, CDIOs, digital transformation leads, heads of student services, and similar roles.

Speakers:

  • Chris Dixon, head of IT partnering and innovation, Lancaster University, UK
  • Iñaki Bilbao Estrada, vice-chancellor for internationalization and innovation, Universidad CEU, Spain
  • Patrick Jüptner, IT, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Moderator:

Gi Fernando, founder of Freeformers


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Alexa is being used to elevate the experience of being on campus. Alexa is helping students get more from their time at university by making it easier to find out about events, connect with professors, and access resources – all without having to open their computers. Curious about how universities are using Alexa to engage with their students? Join us for a webinar to learn more about how Alexa is changing how students live and learn.

Amazon Alexa is ushering in a new era of technology. One where students, educators, and parents can use their voice to interact with technology that deepens learning, provides access to critical information, and saves time. With Alexa, students can track upcoming events on their calendar, get study resources, or make an appointment with a guidance counselor – all without having to open their computer. Teachers can use Alexa to prepare for upcoming lessons, while administrators can quickly access important information like enrollment statistics.

Alexa-enabled devices are being used to enhance campus connectivity and to create innovative learning environments in libraries, common areas, classrooms, and conference rooms. Make it easy for students to find a space for group study with simplified room booking. Implement an easier, more seamless way for visitors to navigate campus and to discover noteworthy places.

From class schedules to financial aid deadlines, students want to keep track of everything without the hassle of logging in to multiple sites or mobile applications.

Universities are using Alexa to deliver information that keeps students connected to campus. As students become more accustomed to getting their information via voice, universities are responding with Alexa skills that help students stay on top of their schedules, find out about events, and book appointments with university services. Alexa provides convenient access to information that helps students be more productive.

From class schedules to financial aid deadlines, students want to keep track of everything without the hassle of logging in to multiple sites or mobile applications. With Alexa, universities are delivering a personalized way for students to find out the grade they got on their last exam, get a reminder about an upcoming appointment, and hear their remaining meal card balance. Alexa can also help students be more productive. They can ask Alexa “What’s on my calendar today?” With Alexa, students can save time and stay focused on the things most important to their success.

Instead of having to read an email, look at the newspaper, or check out the events board in the union, students can get an Alexa flash briefing on the day’s events. Universities can quickly program flash briefings to provide daily updates on events such as concerts, film screenings, or guest speakers for the day. Students stay informed about key dates on the school calendar, notable school news, and sports scores from university teams. Alexa flash briefings help keep students connected to the campus community.

Instead of calling the help desk or searching through a website, students can simply ask Alexa. They can ask questions about getting around campus like “When’s the next shuttle to library?” When hungry, students can use Alexa to locate the nearest open cafeteria and even hear the specials on the menu. If they need to contact a professor or their academic advisor, Alexa can help get phone numbers and email addresses. Because Alexa is always available, students can get answers to these questions any time day or night.


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