Even the smallest of investments in the Internet of Things can have a significant impact on students’ college lives. There are numerous contributions that IoT-based solutions are already making in institutions of higher learning. Applications from help desk automation, to computer lab mapping, to campus way-finding, to the use of AI though voice recognition are revolutionizing the college experience. The following article does an excellent job of detailing how one institution implemented IoT technologies to offer extra student supports in a number of important areas. It also includes helpful images and diagrams for visualization.
Implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) on campus doesn’t have to be a high-budget affair. By focusing on low-cost solutions and quick wins, the College of Staten Island (CSI) has found a number of ways to assist and support students throughout their academic journey. These include open source and inexpensive solutions such as sensing and location-based services used for shuttle service to the ferry, computer lab availability, and system status updates. Here’s how IoT is making a difference at CSI.