By: Radiant Victor Imbar, Suhono Harso Supangkat, Armein Z. R. Langi, Arry Akhmad Arman
Currently, the world is entering the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which moves the world towards a new technology-based ecosystem. The term “smart” is widely used in various fields especially in areas related to Information Technology as smart systems, both for smart city, smart building, even smart campus.
The current challenge for Higher Education (PT) is how to use information technology in the world of education so that it can increase efficiency and how PT can adapt to the industrial revolution 4.0 in order to increase competitiveness against competitors and attract prospective students so they can survive amidst disruption and high competition.
At present, there are no guidelines set for Higher Education that allows each Higher Education to implement or adopt information and communication technology according to their needs in developing a better information technology ecosystem on campus, known as the smart campus.
This research aims to develop a smart campus framework that can be a reference for universities in developing a smart campus. This research uses the Design Research Science Methodology (DSRM) methodology which is used to create a smart campus framework.
The smart campus framework that is designed will consist of a smart campus definition that is used as a reference for this research in creating a smart campus model. The definition will contain the criteria for a smart campus. The smart campus model created has three pillars of smartness, namely anthropocentric smartness, systemic smartness and technological smartness. The smart campus model was created as an ideal model if a campus wants to transform into a smart campus because it contains what services a smart campus must have. The smart campus measurement model was created to measure the services provided by a smart campus based on an anthropocentric perspective, a systemic perspective and a technological perspective. This proposed measurement model will be evaluated in a PT environment in Indonesia to measure the current condition of campus smartness. With this evaluation environment, it is hoped that it will reveal various potential innovations that can be carried out by a campus towards a smarter campus and as a means for testing the models that have been created.
This research will focus on 3 processes that will be carried out, namely:
1. Definition of smart campus,
2. Create a Smart campus model,
3. Create a Smart campus measurement model based on the Smart campus model.