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Technology in the higher education industry is often surrounded by marketing and hype, which makes it difficult to decide whether an innovation will truly have an impact or not. To an extent, this is the case for the Internet of Things (IoT).


  • Although IoT is a hot topic and is being used to good effect in industries such as manufacturing and utilities, it has so far failed to take off in higher education.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the opportunity for IoT in the higher education industry.
  • Distinguishes between true cases of IoT and those that require human action.

Key questions answered

  • How can IoT help to enhance the student experience?
  • What are the potential opportunities for IoT in higher education?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • IoT has not yet hit the mainstream in higher education
  • If done properly, IoT data will personalize and enhance the student experience
  • The long-term future of IoT in higher education is not yet clear


  • Further reading
  • Author

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