Educational Technology Center:"If students are collecting data out in the field for research, tagging physical objects to find and analyze data about the object (and have to feed into other programs for analysis) is one way the Internet of Things can be used in education. Once the students set up the process (tagging the item, associating certain data and commends to feed that data to other servers for analysis), they can sit back, collect the data and run it through various programs for their research. Having to go out to the physical object all the time to collect data on different conditions will be a thing of the past. The students will have 24 hour data collection, which will make their research more accurate. Say a student created a work of art. They can tag that painting with the time, date, location it was painted, the media that was used for the painting, an audio artist statement or even a video of the artist discusses their influences and attaching images of those influences to that physical object. This can be done with a viewer scanning an AR code and viewing that data as AR (Augmented Reality) data. They would be able to see the images superimposed on top of the real physical object and compare the two in the same exact space. There will be no need for the viewer to pull out their phone, look up the artist and the painting information and try to find interviews about the piece. It will all be tagged to that object and easy to access. What if a student wanted to learn a foreign language through touching the physical objects that are in their vocabulary list? RFID tags can be created and attached by the instructor for each of the physical items in the vocab list. When the student places this object on the RFID reader, it will say the word for the item in their native language and in the foreign language. Touching the item will give the student another sense to be engaged and may help (depending on their learning style) them learn the content faster. With server space becoming more plentiful and Internet connections on mobile devices getting faster, the Internet of Things will become more of a common place reality and will find its way into the classroom."
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