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Is education going to become even smarter thanks to the Internet of Things?

date: 21 February 2017
reading time: 3 min

The Internet of Things (IoT) made it possible to learn faster and better than ever before. However, it may come as a surprise, but the very field of education must learn too. All due to the incredible growth of the IoT solutions which keep developing as we speak. What is likely to change? Read on to find out.

Thanks to the Internet of Things we can expect to learn faster, and what’s most important, better than ever before.

1. Real-time insights into students’ progress

A lot of problems with implementation of knowledge come from the fact that we have two types of students – those who acquire it quickly and those who usually need more time.

IoT solutions enable teachers to track students’ understating of the subject according to the notes they write on their tablets. Thanks to that, teachers can help them by sending extra exercises, instructions, and pieces of advice that make the subjects clearer.

E-learning applications can help students even more, giving step by step directions which can highly improve their focus and results.

2. Visualisation is the key

Interactive lessons have the potential of improving students’ final results.

Replacing traditional chalkboards with smart whiteboards is the way to go. Especially in the era where it is more common to see a laptop or tablet in the classroom, instead of a typical notebook and pencil.

Not only can teachers fill their lessons with pictures, presentations, etc. They can also send out exercises, monitor students’ progress and grade homework quicker. This guarantees a better learning experience.

3. Safety always comes first

Even though we are interconnected more than ever in the past we are still concerned for one another. Parents worry about their children’s well-being, especially when they are away from home at a boarding school or on campus.

There are a few solutions that may keep their mind at ease. Let’s start with GPS-enabled buses. Parents can track the routes the buses make and therefore find out where their child is. Additionally, thanks to location tracking, the driver can notify children, as well as parents whenever the bus is near their stop.

Campuses and boarding schools may introduce wristbands that can be used to clock in and clock out, while entering and leaving the building. This gives access to the person’s last location and guarantees that no intruders enter the premises.

Education is the future, our parents used to say. However, enhanced with technology it almost assures a better start into the adult life, which will surely be even more interconnected.

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