Benefits of IoT in Education
What is IOT The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of internet-connected things/objects of utility that collect as well as transfer data over the Internet without human regulation, for example security cameras.
The concept of Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly made its way into education reaching the classrooms in no time. Educationists are using practical IoT applications developed by experts to make learning and teaching convenient and efficient. This has been made possible with the invention of connectable devices and linking the same with web opportunities. As IoT applications expand, the benefits of web enabled devices in education is expected to grow tremendously. IoT devices help create superior educational environments for both young and senior students. Om Public School feels that the IoT applications are making a positive effect in both physical and remote school settings. The advent of IoT in academia has many benefits like:
Used for efficient and consistent communication
One of the most common uses of IoT in education is to communicate. Students communicate with their teachers better and vice versa. For example, smartboards that are IoT enabled, allow teachers to offer efficient online teaching. School management and teachers can always remain connected using IoT.
A wide network of connected gadgets makes it convenient for school staff to supervise the work of students. Teachers can assign homework, grade students in exams or offer feedback using IoT that enables everyone involved to stay on the same page. The IoT can also be used to conduct remote/distant assessment. Om Public School finds this use to be quite effective.
The IoT has given birth to the concept of mobile smart schools. The web based connectivity enables teachers to send instructions to their students anytime and anywhere. A physical limitation is almost absent. The introduction of Bluetooth technology is further enhancing the mobility in terms of smart school.
It makes the process flexible
The IoT offers substantial flexibility with respect to the regular day-to-day tasks of the classroom. Even a sick student resting at home can access the homework assigned to them. Or the parents can log in on behalf of their children and access the tasks and relevant information. There is no constraint with respect to time, person or place.
Helps in staying organized
Students can save their work digitally or share it with their teacher using the Internet. With IoT there is no room for losing work or forgetting the same at home. It provides convenient storage, access and organization of documents in the digital space. With the help of apps connected through IoT students can access the work or information from any location and can start from where they left it previously.
Conservation of natural resources
The introduction of IoT in education has enabled conservation of natural resources. Papers used in schools can be saved by offering digital platforms to work and save tasks. Even the resources spent on pen, pencil, ink etc. can be saved to a great extent, conserving nature and enabling sustainable resources.
The introduction of latest technologies like telepresence automation of robots has further made IoT quite useful in classrooms. It has enabled asynchronous mode of communication in remote learning.
Undoubtedly, the IoT has an important position with respect to information and communication technologies in education. IoT along with teachers has helped a lot during the pandemic to continue learning and teaching. It overcame the hurdles of online education. IoT, for sure, gets rid of the traditional barriers of learning and teaching but we must remember that IoT can never replace teachers; they have always been an integral part of education and shall remain the same.
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