E-Learning Benefits and the Role of IoT

October 11

Students are seeking alternatives to the traditional classroom-based educational system because most have had relatively negative experiences. As a result, one of the popular ways that students around the globe are choosing to educate themselves these days is through online or electronic education.

With advances in IoT and AI applications, significant shifts and changing trends are expected in how online education is delivered.

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Flexibility

One of the important benefits of studying at home is flexibility. Unlike attending face-to-face classes, learning online makes it possible to study whenever you want.

It’s a great way for working people or parents who might not have a lot of spare time during the week to find some on the weekends.

Lower Costs

By expanding our modern technological developments to the world of learning, there has been a complete transformation of how we access the content. Whether it be newspapers or books, all information has gone digital. Remote learning is also very cost-effective.

The price reduction comes from many factors that revolve around eliminating the costs associated with learning in physical settings, chiefly, transportation and accommodation.

Additionally, there are no pricey textbooks to include in these packages either, which stops us from having to go down the rabbit hole of student debt.

A Remote Approach to Learning

People got sick of the traditional four-year route to college, of going to campus for lectures and paying through the nose for it. Today, there are hundreds of online colleges offering thousands of courses you can study anytime, anywhere.

Keep reading: How AR and VR Elevate Everyday Learning

Not only can it save you time and money, but it means you can learn what interests you; there’s no more restricting yourself to rigorous course schedules or obligations to take courses that are not in alignment with your goals.

Real-Time Monitoring

Innovations in IoT-driven distance learning have increased during the pandemic. With the right framework, students’ engagement with their learning is enhanced by knowing how consistently they attend courses. Over time, data about attendance patterns can be used to inform teaching staff regarding the activities that produce the most engaged, active participants.

Controlling Behavioral Patterns

IoT-powered e-learning dashboards provide the lecturer with behavioral parameters regarding their students based on facial recognition data. This allows them to visualize negative average values for a given student, which helps them adapt their teaching style to the student’s personal preferences if necessary.

Sometimes it can be very easy to forget that each user has unique needs, and an understanding of these needs will help you create more effective lesson content for your students.

Data-Driven Training

A lecturer is now more than just a presenter. They play an equally important role as a guardian of student progress and as a motivator for people struggling to keep up with the class and remain on course so they can graduate successfully.

Nowadays, professors must be equipped to work with MOOC classes and provide enough interactivity. Students stay engaged during lectures and are encouraged to actively participate in online discussions with their classmates and instructors through social media platforms such as Twitter.

Read more: How Mobile Education Apps Drive Student Engagement

Online Labs

Online laboratory classes are a great way to further students’ experiences. There are IoT frameworks that may allow students to take online classes with different sensors attached to them in the future. The signals are then analyzed in real-time to inform syllabus calibration. This allows for better interaction with computer programming, hardware, and software.

Accurate Exams

In examinations, students’ interactions may be monitored through the use of IoT sensors. If a student behaves inappropriately during their exam, an IoT system can send a message to a lecturer to take action against the student, whether warning them or even completely removing them from the examination.

E-learning represents the wave of the future because it makes it possible for students worldwide to learn at their own pace. As online education expands, IoT will continue transforming the e-learning experience to make it even more versatile, convenient, and effective.

Johannes Beekman

About the author

Our CEO has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing in the high-tech industry. Johannes has worked for 25 years in the semiconductor industry, where he worked for Philips, Infineon, and Sematech in various management positions in process development, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. While working for Philips, he was an engineering manager in 2 wafer fab startups. And while at Sematech, he managed various international technical symposia. He has built 3 successful digital marketing companies in the past 8 years. His focus is marketing integration, marketing technology, SEO, and inbound and outbound marketing. And he has developed a content creation system that uses the AIDA model to develop content for every stage of the sales funnel. Johannes has experience working with companies in manufacturing, the high-tech industry, process industry, IT, healthcare, and legal industry, and he has published on several trade-focused websites.


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EdTech, education, IoT, MOOC, online labs, online learning, remote learning


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