IoT making learning easier, safer and more accessible for everyone...
In recent years, Internet of Things (IoT) technology has pervaded all areas of civilian and commercial life, changing the very nature of how we work, learn and play.
Whether you’re talking about smart doorbells, smart lighting or Industrial IoT tech that helps to optimize the efficiency of manufacturing machinery, it’s true to say that this technology is having a profound effect on the world around us.
There are predicted to be in excess of 22 billion IoT devices in use around the world by 2025 and education, like many other sectors is set to be changed radically by new and emerging smart technologies in the coming years. Here we take a look at just some of the ways that IoT hardware is going to augment learning for us all.
Allowing Teachers to Actually Teach!
Ask your average educator and they’ll tell you that there are only so many hours in the day and that a good deal of their day is taken up with non-teaching related tasks. It is hoped that IoT will change all that by allowing much of the day to day running of schools to be conducted automatically. For instance, morning register taking is a job that becomes unnecessary, as IoT sensors can be used to detect exactly who is in the classroom and automatically take a roll call.
Without a myriad of administration jobs to take care of on a daily basis, teachers will be much freer to make better use of every minute they get with their pupils.
Unlimited Remote Learning Potential
It is still the case that in many schools, learning is still very much done in a segregated classroom environment, where the only discussions and debate occurring are happening within the confines of its four walls. Smart technology looks set to change this hugely in coming years, with interaction happening through smart boards and mobile phone technology which can be used to connect students together, irrespective of where they are.
The interactive smart boards we’re talking about are able to digitally record acknowledgements, messages and allow collaboration between fellow learners and teachers alike. The future certainly is exciting for the students of tomorrow.
Increasing Safety & Reducing Truancy
From an educational and safety standpoint, knowing where students are at any given time is extremely important. Truancy is a problem that has plagued schools throughout recorded history, but it could become a thing of the past through the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, This tech allows for the whereabouts of students to be known in real time and when combined with school buses equipped with GPS locators, keeping kids safe and in class is made that much easier.
With the overwhelming majority of teenagers having access to smartphones and spending a significant part of each day online, the inclusion of IoT in the classroom seeks to make use of the fact that mobile technology is already present. Smart schools look set to make learning easier, safer and more accessible for everyone concerned by removing many of the traditional barriers of language, location and disability.
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