Preface of IoT Applications in Education

Education Technology Insights | Friday, July 19, 2019

The benefits stemming from the integration of IoT into education is vital to shedding light on the role it plays in advancing the quality of instruction.

FREMONT, CA: Education is a powerful tool at everyone’s bequest, and by educating more people, there will be a positive technological change to create a thriving future. So, how does the Internet of Things (IoT) play its part to strive and advance education in terms of accessibility and quality?

IoT Applications in Education

IoT makes education readily available across barriers of status, ability, and geography and allows schools to have unlimited opportunities to integrate the computing concept into their environments. Below are some applications that can serve as a foundation to a broader understanding of IoT in education. 

Foreign Language Instruction

The powerful tool to learn a foreign language is immersion with a secret advantage of real-time feedback. For instance, when people learn German in Germany, they get real-time feedback from native speakers for free, and these occurrences cannot be created elsewhere. The IoT comes handy in cases when people are in a different place altogether, and with the use of connected devices, the issue is resolved. 

Connected or Smart Classrooms

In future, IoT applications in instruction will be the base on which the classrooms function. Students will be electronically counted as present or late when the bell goes off. Additionally, wearable devices will decide when the class is disengaged or tired and may need a break along with whiteboards recording the notes. Smart-microphones may even identify when a lecturer mentions that there is a homework assignment due and inform students’ planners accordingly.

Task-Based Learning

The critical shift taking place in education is the movement of knowledge transfer model to an information-sharing and collaborative technology. IoT also has a profound impact on the way educators teach because connected systems free teachers from monitoring students and enable them to facilitate instruction.

In task-based learning, students learn by doing a lesson themselves with assistance from teachers when needed, and IoT systems help in providing feedback, and classroom level monitoring automatically. Besides, by hinting teachers for help and increasing the difficulty level when required, no pupil will fall too far behind or gets too far ahead.

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