Higher ed needs to play trendsetter role in the 'Internet of Things'
- The ‘Internet of Things’ is expected to change the dynamic of industry, human connectivity and business.
- Standards of customer service, learning and teaching will be dramatically impacted by the blending of technology and environment.
- Higher education will be a critical partner in the development and innovation of the expanded internet.
Food, transportation, work and school are soon to be a part of an expanding network of technology and big data culture. Colleges and universities training the next generation of scientists and engineers who will design the "Internet of Things" will need to be the trendsetters on how the golden age of innovation will impact society.
Campus leaders, who already incorporate big data and predictive analytics to measure student engagement, performance and outcomes, could also use technology to examine trends in personal interaction, job skills that may be latent or unknown to students, and analytics on community development outcomes. This may provide deeper, more meaningful insight on how to shape campus life and how to best position students for jobs post-graduation, all with a simple view of data points and analytical trends.
- Educause Review The Internet of Things is here