Have you ever wondered what if you have all the necessary educational
information at your fingertips and learn at your pace? Sounds like an ideal educational experience, right? But with the arrival of two marvelous technologies, you can expect an ideal educational ecosystem when you can learn at your own pace even more efficiently. The IoT and Big data will totally change the way educational Institute operates and disrupt the education as early as kindergarten and continues to do so thereafter. So let’s dwell on the impact of IoT and Big data in an education system.
Impact of IoT in the educational ecosystem
Google glasses, smartwatches, home automation etc. are prime examples of IoT technology which is actually making every possible device with internet connection, smart! According to research, there will be a 30% increase in internet-connected physical devices and will have a considerable impact on how schools and colleges operate. In this modern era of technology, students rely more on internet-connected devices such as tablets and laptops which brings all the necessary data at their fingertips rather the going through pile of textbooks and encyclopedias. Moreover, it also helps professors to enhance their teaching skills.IoT, beyond the classroom, will connect the students across the globe on the online platform of a mobile application or web application which will automate certain tasks such as note-taking, research, and schedule checking. The majority of middle school and high school and even college students can connect to each other and to professors through IoT. Internet of Things will truly be the turning point and revolutionize the educational ecosystem.
Impact of Big Data in education system
IoT combines with Big data will make it easy to collect the data from varied sources and exchange it with various stakeholders. Moreover, the students will have access to the various educational courses broadcast from leading universities across the world. With the help of cloud computing, the most emerging tech of this era, it will be possible to create the biggest online infrastructure featuring tonnes of video lectures, notes, research papers, and much more for the different segments of the audience. Since Big Data has no boundaries on sourcing of information, educational institutes would have to let go of their physical boundaries and move towards the ‘cloud’. You can see the real-life example of Big Data when you search for certain open courseware programs offers by leading universities, the first step toward Big Data. It clearly shows that by the collaboration of various educational institutes and online resources will eventually expand the Big Data that it will become necessary for every student as well as the professors to increase the productivity and performance of the student and to influence teachers’ teaching skills. IoT and Big data has made it possible to pull the data from various sources to create a world-class educational hub for students and teachers to make the learning even easier. Considerable investment to advance these technologies will bring the ‘Smart School’ and ‘Smart colleges’ in existence.