Mae Fuller - Marketing Intern:
Mae is a studious summer intern working alongside the Marketing department at Eseye. Mae is interested in the education sector, social care and psychology and has been collating marketing analysis, data cleansing, communications and research.
The speed at which M2M technology is being developed means that the Internet of Things using M2M technology is already a part of our everyday lives in a variety of different ways. It's clear that this change offers schools new ways in which they can teach children which in turn helps the children become familiar with and creative around advanced technologies.
PC driven whiteboards, electronic and interactive learning tools as well as internet portals which can be used to hand in homework, receive timetable, worksheets and important updates, have been available for some time and it's intriguing to see what new innovative products will be entering our schools and education facilities to connect more things.
It is evident that schools are adapting and developing new ways of learning using M2M technology and the Internet of Things. Many schools are investing in technology-based products and services to improve learning outcomes and thereby making lesson significantly more advanced and fun. To enhance learning in science and other subjects some school are already doing laboratory experiments using sensing devices which measure and control temperature, or using devices to control a lamp during photosynthesis experiments to only expose the plant to light during certain times and much more.
Schools can also use M2M to help keep schools safe and monitor energy consumption to save money. Connected technology can also be used by the school facilities management team to improve safety and security of schools with devices such as smart ID cards (RFID technology) which can be used to track the whereabouts of students will on school grounds.
M2M technology is already changing learning itself making it more accessible to a generation brought up in a world of endless possibilities. I wonder what exciting innovations will be next.
- Mae Fuller, Eseye