The Internet of Things changes everything, including higher education

It’s a huge, fundamental change. When we start doing the smart stuff it will be a great engine that will motivate the creation of new products and services.

Of all the technological trends that are currently occurring perhaps the biggest is the Internet of Things, this is the one that will give us the greatest disruption and opportunity for the next five years.

A renowned technology and innovation expert, explained in Wired magazine the true meaning of the Internet of things (IoT).

This phenomenon, which began not many years ago, has become an essential topic of conversation, observation and analysis among technology experts and companies, scientists and even academics, because there are some signs that the Internet of Things is going to change many things, including higher education.

Basically, the possibility of interacting with so many objects connected to the web allows us to access an unlimited amount of information from anywhere, at any time, and opens up a new horizon of ideas and developments, a vision that is already being analysed by academics.

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We are researching a variety of emerging devices and technologies (immersive intelligent perception, persuasive connectivity, virtual interfaces and ubiquitous computing), as well as their potential application in consumer, retail, healthcare and industry.

Have also developed a video explaining the possible scope of the Internet of Things

What are the possible applications of the Internet of Things in universities?

As educational organizations begin to make use of solutions such as cloud computing and radio frequency identification (RFID) through an Internet of Things platform, they will be able to capture, manage and analyze big data.

This insight gives target audiences a real-time view of students, management team and assets. It is precisely the intelligence assets that enable institutions to make more informed decisions in an effort to improve student learning experiences, operational efficiency and campus security.

This company also argues that “by making use of intelligence assets, educational organizations will see value added in the following areas:

Improved learning experiences and results

With the Internet of Things, institutions can improve educational outcomes by delivering richer learning experiences and obtaining real-time insights into student performance.

Once connected to the cloud, these e-learning technologies can collect student performance data, which can be used to improve lesson plans for years to come. These variables can even serve in accreditation processes.

Improved operational efficiency

To be successful in what they do, educational institutions must be able to keep up with students, administrative staff and resources, while keeping costs in check. This is possible by making use of technologies that easily track people, assets and activities.

Safer campus designs

The ability of the Internet of Things to track objects, students and administrative equipment, as well as to connect different devices on campus, brings institutions to a new level of security.

In short, the Internet of Things implies the possibility of rethinking (and improving) the way universities are managed, and even the way they can get their accreditations.