With the advent of censored, connected schools, the possibility of analyzing the process, information, and resources of an entire institution, via a digital twin, is becoming a reality, though in the very early stages of use.
Goals and Objectives
The goal is to understand school operations at a systemic level for improvements in operations, processes, resource use, policy development, and planning.
3D modeling and design, sensors, video, analytics, GPS, collaboration platforms, open data platforms, simulation software, cloud computing
Use Case Summary
In education, a digital twin refers to a digital model, or version, of the physical assets and resources in a school. Digital twins represent a 3D model of school systems from infrastructure like buildings and transportation to the movement of people, things, and resources (e.g., water) using sensors installed on physical objects. Digital twins offer a view into the existing situations and also help make predictions about how school systems will respond to changes and events.