Internet of Things: Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training - Presentation of the Pilot Project

Juha Vihervaara, Teemu Alapaholuoma

Abstract

In the Internet of Things (IoT), machines and devices are equipped with sensors and Internet connections that makes it possible to collect data and store this data to cloud services. In vocational education and training, the stored data can be used to improve decision-making processes. With the help of this data, a teacher can also get a more accurate picture of the current state of the education environment than before. IoT should be integrated into vocational education and training because IoT will help to achieve important educational objectives. IoT is able to promote students' preparation for working life, the safety of education environment, self-directed learning, and effective learning. It can also improve the efficient use of educational resources. In additional, IoT based solutions should be introduced so that students would have a vision of new types of IoT skill requirements before they enter the labour market. In this paper, we presents IoT related aspects that enable to meet the above-mentioned educational objectives. By implementing a pilot project, we aim to concretise IoT’s possibilities in the education sector.

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Vihervaara J. and Alapaholuoma T. (2017). Internet of Things: Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training - Presentation of the Pilot Project . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 476-480. DOI: 10.5220/0006353204760480


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Juha Vihervaara and Teemu Alapaholuoma},
title={Internet of Things: Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training - Presentation of the Pilot Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={476-480},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006353204760480},
isbn={978-989-758-239-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Internet of Things: Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training - Presentation of the Pilot Project
SN - 978-989-758-239-4
AU - Vihervaara J.
AU - Alapaholuoma T.
PY - 2017
SP - 476
EP - 480
DO - 10.5220/0006353204760480