The global IoT market is now forecast to be worth 1.7 trillion dollars in 2019. This can undoubtedly be attributed to the fact that IoT is disrupting many industries and the education industry has also been affected by this. It is changing various aspects of the education industry and here are some examples.
Eliminating the Need for Bricks-And-Mortar Classrooms
These days, learning can occur in literally any setting with the help of technology. Students can collaborate with peers and educators from any part of the world by the use of various technologies such as smart boards and digital highlighters which can transfer printed information to and from multiple devices such as mobile phones and computers.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In the US alone, the AI market in education is predicted to be valued at close to 90 billion dollars by 2022, and it is expected to grow by more than 40% by 2021. AI has evolved in use from simple functions such as voice recognition and problem-solving. AI can now be applied to complex tasks such as administrative work including grading students and even personalising teaching approaches.
Helping the Disabled
I am sure you have met people using sign language, and by the look of things, it is neither a natural language to learn or understand. This can present a language barrier if you are conversing with a deaf person and it can hinder learning. However, with the help of IoT, you can now talk to a deaf person, since it can convert sign language to speech and text.
IoT also helps students who have conditions such as dyslexia to learn differently. Using IoT and technology, some tools have been developed to enable dyslexic students to write their papers using their voice. There are also audio books which they can use, as opposed to reading a traditional textbook. Considering that 15% of people are dyslexic, these technological advances are a huge game changer.