Higher Education Disruption Through IoT and Big Data

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Subtitle: A Conceptual Approach
Author list: Moreira, F., Ferreira, M.J., & Cardoso, A.
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2017
Volume number: 10295
Start page: 389
End page: 405
Number of pages: 17
ISBN: 978-3-319-58509-3
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The emergence of new technologies such as IoT and Big Data, the change
in the behavior of society in general and the younger generation in
particular, require higher education institutions to “look” for teaching
differently. This statement is complemented by the prediction of the
futurist Thomas Frey, who postulates that “in 14 years it will be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet”.
Thus, it is necessary to urgently begin a disruption of current
teaching models, to be able to include in these processes the new
technologies and the daily habits of the new generations. The early
usage of mobile devices and the constant connection to the Internet
(social networks, among others) mean that the current generation of
young people, who are reaching higher education, has the most
technological literacy ever. In this new context, this article presents a
disruptive conceptual approach to higher education, using information
gathered by IoT and based on Big Data & Cloud Computing and Learning
Analytics analysis tools. This approach will, for example, allow
individualized solutions taking into account the characteristics of the
students, to help them customize their curriculum and overcome their
limitations and difficulties, throughout the learning process


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