FREMONT, CA: The need for a superior technological environment has initiated a never-ending race among every sector. The integration of technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) has become a necessity in every industry and the education sector is no different. The cybernated shift continues to develop new teaching methods to overthrow the elementary techniques.
The conventional classroom concept experienced a notable downfall when the U.S. universities witnessed a 42 percent graduate dropout rate within a course of six years. In order to restrict this trend from spreading any further, the educational institutions need to appoint and invest more on technologies such as IoT to deliver an interactive learning experience. IoT technology provides an engaging platform for educating students and assisting teachers. Unifying learning and analytics can facilitate educational institutions to set a new benchmark. The IoT approach will make learning more agile and improve the quality of an academy.
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IoT-powered smart classrooms augment the interests of students in a digitized manner and in turn assist teachers to get a glimpse of the inner working of a student’s mind. The IoT-enabled wearables can help to determine the efficiency of teaching methods and plan out future sessions accordingly. The IoT whiteboards, when interlinked with a computer, provide interactive platforms for teachers and students in a personalized and real-time way. Routine checkup of student's attendance data by augmented analysts helps parents to put a tab on the physical and mental health of their children. Professors can implement automated tracking systems for notifying the safety of students to their parents. Eliminating any odds of human manipulation, IoT solutions can update attendance in a real-time manner.
The accessibility of quality education to underprivileged learners will not only elevate the schooling opportunity but also increase the literacy of a country. Oppia, an open-source interactive AI-powered teaching platform developed by Google can simulate and construct courses individually based on every student's needs. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has invested in AI technology, 3D printing, to help children in Kenya. On spot quality education for the students located abroad can provide valuable education and also reduce the course fee. The addition of IoT possesses immense possibilities to impact the careers of students as well as teachers.