Internet of Things (IOTs) Bridging the Gap in Tertiary Educational Process

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2016 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-42 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Osisanwo, F.Y, Izang, A.A, Kuyoro, S. O, John, Henry Chukwudi


Osisanwo, F.Y, Izang, A.A, Kuyoro, S. O, John, Henry Chukwudi  "Internet of Things (IOTs) Bridging the Gap in Tertiary Educational Process". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V42(2):94-101, December 2016. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Due to the great advancement in technology and its wide usage in the world, it is however important to imbibe great advancement in various sectors of our society. Internet of Things is one of those great inventions and innovation in technology that has come to stay and ease some of our daily activities. IoT in the educational sector is gaining grounds and as such more attention needs to be paid to that regard. This paper explored the key concept of IoT in the educational sector paying attention to how it is bridging the gap in educational process. The study also look at some of the implications of using IoT in education which opens up opportunities for learning. Hence it enables learners to access, extend, transform and share ideas and information in multi-modal communication styles and format. Some of the benefits of IoT includes improving learning skills, enhances mobile learning, helps in easy data collection and analysis. The future of IoT was compared with the present situation in this study. Furthermore, this study also explained the reasons why IoT as a new technology should be adopted in tertiary institutions by using the TAM model and developing a conceptual framework from IoT in education. To this end, the study advised that more research should be done in this area to improve current educational sector especially the tertiary educational system, which will help improve students’ academic performance.

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