Wednesday, May 7, 2014

IoT Goes to College: Applications that leverage the Internet of Things are changing campus life and learning.

Full Article by Tommy Peterson at EdTech: IoT Goes to College
Biology lab freezers at the College of the Holy Cross send email alerts when their temperatures drift out of acceptable range. Students on the Worcester, Mass., campus soon will be able to use their smartphones to check whether washers are free in their dormitory laundry room. It's just one of many campuses where apps based on the Internet of Things (IoT) — the burgeoning array of Internet-connected devices — are moving beyond their established role in facilities management and into classrooms, laboratories and student life.

"You are old enough to know how very important to your future life will be the manner in which you employ your present time. I hope, therefore, you will never waste a moment of it." -Thomas Jefferson

Time is never more precious then in those years spent preparing yourself for the rest of your life. When you can move time spent waiting into time spent doing you can massively increase what you are able to achieve. That is why uses like these colleges are getting from Internet Of Things is such a fantastic step forward in future of integrated technologies.

What data would give you more time if you could have access it from anywhere?

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