What is Internet Of Things (IoT)?


What is Internet Of Things (IOT)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

Simply said, it is a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.

The objects could include devices other than standard products, such as computers and smartphones. Generally, the 'things' can be addressed uniquely, using a uniform resource identifier or an IP address. The objects can use sensors to transmit data to each other and even cause each other to perform physical activities. The technology already has impact in various industries such as healthcare and life sciences and now seems to penetrate into the sector of education as well, redefining the way we seek and perceive education

Below are some videos that will help you understand the concept and role it can play in education.

Check’em out.  

Internet of Things

The world is filled with internet enabled devices, what can we achieve using it ? The answer to this question is well explained in this video.

How It Works: Internet of Things

The IBM Academy explains what all can be done with data derived with IoT.

The internet of things by Jordan Duffy

This TED talk explores how the internet of things is changing our lives in ways we don't even recognize. In this talk, Jordan Duffy, a serial entrepreneur and technology innovation expert states and proves why IoT is the future and why we must embrace this technology.   

A School Day With IoT

This video is a depiction of a school day with IoT.  The technology helps in tracking and recording student's academic and activities with Life Data of the most measured and monitored activities in a school day can be undergone with the use of Internet Of Things and the video will give you a glimpse of the next gen schools.

Smart City Hamburg Reimagines the Classroom with Internet of Everything

And in this video you can see the word in action from a school that is leveraging the power of IoT.

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