Internet of Things: The Inevitable Technology for Provision of Effective Quality Education

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2016-11
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Wambua, Francis
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM)
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In recent times the Internet of Things has witnessed high level of adoption in the world of technology. It is a hot research topic in the world of computing. It is made up of billions of “smart” devices from miniscule chips to mammoth machines that use wireless technology to communicate with each other. It is a highly efficient integration of product, information systems and physical systems, which is becoming widely used in education for quality and effective learning; the Internet of Things affects the way we see and do things in our day to day life. This article describes the Internet of Things and analyzes case studies done on its use in education setup; the paper describes its application in the learning environment; It further explores the implications of internet of things in terms of quality, security, efficiency, and financial aspects in learning environment. The paper shows that, the use of Internet of Things in learning environment can drastically improve the quality of training and learning; it finally proposes more research to be undertaken on this area in order to avail the hidden potential of its application in education. // Paper ID 37
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Educational Technology, Technology and Innovation
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Global
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