The World Economic Forum’s IoT for Sustainable Development project aims to encourage the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate progress on the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Internet of Things (IoT) as defined by the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as a dynamic global network infrastructure with self configuring capabilities based on standard and inter operable communication protocols where physical and virtual things have identities, physical attributes and virtual personalities use intelligent interface and seamlessly integrated into the information network.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently trending with its ever expanding eco-system of digital sensors, appliances and wearable smart devices. Like other sectors, the role of IoT in sustainable development and environment protection will be crucial in the coming years.
IoET (Educational Internet of Things) devices have great potential to stimulate students’ abilities and facilitate flexible learning and creativity.
Interactive devices have been immersed into classrooms and turned them into connected learning places where students can unleash their imagination thanks to new tools that encourage them to learn.
From connected backpacks, which ensure the safety of the little ones with a geolocator and dining rooms with RFID technology to monitor food intolerances, to scanners like Scanmarker, an underscore that digitizes the text that is marked on the book to be able to edit, listen to or translate it on your tablet or computer.
To ensure that no one is excluded from these advances, there are also formative plans to incorporate key technological competencies in the Internet of Things sector, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain or Big Data.