Top 5 ways in which IoT is changing the face of the education sector
Education Sector is changing the ways we learn things. Books became E-books, Library turned to E-Library, and Classroom study is no more just physical class but a Web session.
Things are changing and technology has to offer lot more than we assume.
Since IoT enabled devices like Smartphone’s and computers connect with each other and can be identified with an IP address, helping transmitting data to each other plus perform actual tasks using sensors.
Top 5 ways Internet of Things is changing the face of Education Sector
Freedom to Learn
IoT is enabling the students to access the study material, lectures and submit assignments at the convenient time and 24X7. The differently able students can benefit with easy special Apps for hearing or seeing disability or the ones who cannot travel to the university can attend the lectures experiencing the same typical classroom study.
Educational Institutions are investing in student’s safety and safe learning atmosphere using sensor connected devices, cameras etc in the campus; the parents and the management both are able to give space to the students yet it assures their safety.
Managing study time
It is no more a hassle due to easy tracking of study material and assignments, ID cards are smaller like wrist bands and have RFID which can detect the student’s location. IoT can also help in maintaining inventory of assets, cleaning materials, books, making administration of school lot easier by automation.
Operating costs, Administrative Costs and physical space cost is reducing with better spread of education being made available even in distant places. E-learning, webinars and video conferencing etc are improving the learning process at reduced costs.
The connectivity for education is in the palms of students in form of simple App on the smart phones, encouraging them for interactive study. The student data storage and usage for reminders, acknowledgements and overall communication for education is altogether at next level.
Imparting education with difference is the challenge met by IoT.
Newer and easier methods of learning are inspiring people to get themselves educated.
The Engineering students can get the best of IoT if they take up some projects and learn eg. Wireless sensor system for trespassers entry near fence, IoT based system for monitoring security in office and housing areas, Smart Parking System, Water Saving System or anything that comes to your mind which can become efficient and serve people better.
People expect Engineers to improve the application of IoT in various sectors to create better future for Indian Industries, opt this opportunity to make your generation proud.