Leo Gaggi: Mobile sensors and the “Internet of Things” in learning

  Mobile sensors and the “Internet of Things” in learning, by Leo Gaggl: "With the Internet of Things slowly becoming mainstream the potential uses of this technology can also be seen in the Education sector. This blogpost is the first installment of a series of posts that highlights practical examples that can be used in teaching and training. Environmental Noise Monitoring:Noise pollution has been a serious problem in many large cities all over the world and with the help of common mobile devices (smartphones) this can be easily measured, monitored and compared with a large quantity of samples from other cities/regions.   Some of the skills taught in these projects are:  
  •     Environmental science
  •     Citizen science (collaborative data gathering)
  •     Measurement / sensing
  •     Data visualisation
  •     Data comparison
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