Utilising IoT & Open Source Technologies for Interactive Teaching

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Presentation about how the Internet of Things can be utilised in addition to Open Source Hardware and Software for interactive teaching

Presentation about how the Internet of Things can be utilised in addition to Open Source Hardware and Software for interactive teaching

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  • 1. Utilizing IoT & Open Source Technologies for nteractive Teaching Charalampos (Harry) Doukas Researcher, Author, Blogger, Maker @BuildingIoT
  • 2. Why IoT? +
  • 3. Why IoT? • Things, Objects, the Internet
  • 4. Why IoT? 80’ -90’s Today…
  • 5. Why now? • IoT is getting mature (or not?) • Technologies are available • -> Affordable • -> Easy to use
  • 6. Why Open Source? • Community Support {teachers, developers} • Free • Customizable – Language – Content – …
  • 7. IoT + Interactivity = Teaching • Kids love/need feedback – Feedback = Motivation • Hardware + embedded Software • Back-end (Software) – Track progress – Customize/Adapt – Deliver Content
  • 8. IoT + Interactivity = Teaching • Use IoT Technologies for: Engage Educational Process More interactive & Fun Progress Reward System
  • 9. IoT + Interactivity = Teaching • 1 simple example Change the school test: • Replace exams sheets with Toys {receive numerical input, glow on test progress, automatically send results, stop the test when needed}
  • 10. IoT + Interactivity = Teaching • 1 simple example Learn electronics
  • 11. How? Hardware Different Age groups
  • 12. How? Software ArduBlock, Modkit, Scratch…
  • 13. It is not quite there yet • Glue between H/W + S/W + Internet + Teaching IoT Object IoT Object Content
  • 14. What we have? • Hardware Kits – Modular – Connected to the Internet – Integrated into Toys • Easy to learn/use programming frameworks
  • 15. What we need? • Framework/Tool – Build educational content – Deliver it to devices • Educative hardware (toys…) • People – Educators – Makers – …
  • 16. Hardware Some challenges… • Functional • Simple • Safe • Customizable Software • Functional/Re lative • Simple • Customizable • Cheap • Support }
  • 17. What we are doing? • Trento, Italy • MuSe • FabLab • Open Space – Teachers, Kids
  • 18. Next Steps? • Build a community – Engage people – Tech guys ✔ – Teachers & Schools • Define a roadmap • Organize Events • Build a toolkit (Existing HW+SW)