HP Innovation Journal Issue 10: Fall 2018 - Page 27

generation of learners equipped to thrive in a changing world. HP is working with institutions around the globe to meet common challenges around student success, academic reputation, operational efficiency and security and risk management. THE YALE UNIVERSITY BLENDED REALITY PROJECT Can universities improve learning outcomes Last fall, at the EDUCAUSE 2017 Annual Conference in Pennsylvania, HP introduced “Campus of the Future,” a strategic framework that moves from device focus to learning experience. It is designed for today’s millennials to encompass maker spaces, virtual reality and design labs, and fabrication facilities. Over the past year, HP has supported Yale University in its pursuit of The framework was created to support next-generation experiences for students while equipping them with technology to pursue their passion. It also is designed to help institutions meet enormous challenges in four key areas: STUDENT SUCCESS Statistics are collected on academic engagement and performance, graduation rates and employability. Educators and students equipped with current, relevant tools and curriculum can support strong success rates. by leveraging alternate realities? instructional, artistic and research innovation through the university’s Blended Reality program. Yale’s faculty, staff and students awed the HP team by executing an intensely interesting array of projects across the spectrum of 3D technologies, from virtual reality to 3D printing. The results have been delightfully surprising—we did not expect Yale Peabody Preparators to “Reinvent Taxidermy” using Sprout Pro and 3D printing. We did not expect School of Architecture faculty and students to “Reinvent Public Restrooms” to incorporate the needs of a broad ACADEMIC REPUTATION range of differently embodied people of Over 85% of the highest-achieving students use university rankings in order to decide where to attend. Helping higher-education institutions create next-generation learning environments enhances their reputation and attracts students, faculty, grants and funding. all ages, genders, religions and physical capacities. Another project used OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY mediated by technologies and media. Still another explored how thoughts and Sustainable funding is a worry for university CIOs, even those with rich resources. HP’s focus on affordability and performance helps advance and evolve IT as a competitive and sustainable advantage. MANAGING SECURITY RISK Research universities are increasingly attractive targets for hackers, with millions of hacking attempts per week. One stark example: the University of Wisconsin faces over 100,000 hacking attempts per day. It’s estimated that 13% of all hacking attempts are occurring at higher-education institutions, and attack rates were up 103% in the first half of 2017 over the second half of 2016. As a security industry leader with the world’s most secure computing and printing solutions, HP is a strong partner to universities—as we are with business—in securing assets in a constantly changing threat landscape. Blended Reality tools to help students explore how identity is constructed and ways in which the sense of self is emotions might be converted into 3D representations using a tool created for the project called “MindDesign,” which was designed to generate physical objects from cognitive activity. By all accounts, the experimentation and research across a broad range of projects was successful. Based on the success of Yale’s research, HP will expand our 3D-applied research agenda to other areas on Yale’s campus and additional institutions. Using the Year 1 Blended Reality program template, HP and EDUCAUSE have created a global research network aimed at helping institutions conduct pioneering projects in 3D. This new research network is part of a larger set of investments HP is making in higher education to create the Campus of the Future: a vibrant, secure and sustainable vision for teaching, learning, research and collab