Imagining the IoT-Enabled School of the Future

Hayden cohen | March 13, 2019

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What might the classroom of the future look like? How will it function? Connecting educational equipment and spaces through IoT and related technological frameworks are a big part of that future learning environment. The school of the future represents the push toward a more collaborative and enriching educational experience, which could benefit all stakeholders. IoT is revolutionizing the industrial world and has also made a profound impact on the consumer sector as well. As we steadily move toward a more connected world, IoT will be a part of numerous aspects of your life. IoT can help patients adhere to their medication schedules, families save money on their water bill and businesses keep track of their assets.

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