How Are the IoT Applications Transforming Education Sector

Education Technology Insights | Monday, August 08, 2022

Learning platforms are expanding, with live classrooms, pre-recorded lectures, and problem-solving capabilities linked to a dedicated server and software designed specifically for educational usage.

Fremont, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be a shifting dynamic in education. The adoption of digital tools makes education ubiquitous and existing educational operations more efficient and comprehensive.

Students of practically all ages are using smartphones or tablets in digital classrooms. Complex procedures are being explained via augmented reality and images to facilitate better comprehension. On their portals, schools and educational institutes retain an online real-time track record of their student's progress.

Learning platforms are expanding, with live classrooms, pre-recorded lectures, and problem-solving capabilities linked to a dedicated server and software designed specifically for educational usage. All this is how IoT was taking over the academic sphere.

Technology has aided in elevating the pace and scope of learning; IoT enables education to become more effective and, in some situations, to transcend the borders of establishments.

Evolving Methodologies

Modern education platforms are adopting gadgets such as e-books that can be downloaded and have zooming and saving features, smart boards instead of blackboards that can be used as a whiteboard to write with a marker and display topic-related images and visuals to students. These gadgets get linked to a central server, which may monitor and control the students' syllabus and topic categorization.

Automated Attendance Recording

Student attendance is a problem for teachers, and in schools, it is a daily duty with no option. IoT can assist in offering a solution to the difficult work of documenting and calculating attendance for numerous purposes. Almost every class can benefit from IoT in minimizing this task. Biometric attendance or barcode-based attendance with the student's identity card number can get used to recording attendance as students enter the classroom automatically. This eliminates the possibility of discrepancy and storage.

Safety in Premises 

IoT can assist in resolving such issues on a large scale; for example, if any inappropriate activity gets detected on the camera, it can even be instantly addressed thanks to a network system that allows the video recording to get presented on multiple screens around the premises.

In the event of a fire or a short circuit, IoT-based sensors may activate alarms pinpointing the specific location of the problem, resulting in less effort and risk in correcting the situation.

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