Utilising IoT & Open Source Technologies for Interactive Teaching

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Utilising IoT & Open Source Technologies for Interactive Teaching

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

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