Like every other organization these days, higher education facilities can use IoT technology to streamline operations and enhance the user experience — with the users, in this case, being both educators and students.

Technologies like connected devices, collaboration and video platforms, and remote monitoring tools can help educators teach more effectively, boost student engagement, and ensure IT can keep everything up and running.

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These three applications are just a few ways universities can combine IoT, hardware and software to promote learning and ensure seamless classroom experiences.

1. Active learning formats

There’s a new buzzword in education every year, and the hottest trend of the moment is to move from the “sage-on-the-stage” style of teaching and towards active learning methodologies. There are several different models, SCALE-UP and TEAL (technology-enabled active learning) to name a few.

Instead of separating classroom discussion and lab work, active learning blends lectures and hands-on active and group learning in a single lesson: Instructors teaching large sections can deliver lectures and coordinate practical work and group discussion, while students gain hands-on experience by using technology to visualize concepts and carry out group work or experiments.

About the Author:

Daniel Jackson is Senior Director of Product Management Digital Workplace for Crestron.