Helen holds a Masters in Computer Related Design from the Royal College of Art. She enjoys exploring the boundaries of technology and the possibilities it can offer. She's been doing so for over 15 years specialising in Interaction Design and...
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