Big data and the Internet of (School) Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) with its data collection potential and promising business forecast – McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025 – is generating a next big things hype. Not just exciting for businesses, the growing inter-connectivity of people, processes and devices is helping to create a ‘smarter’ way of living with endless opportunities on the horizon. So, where are we at with its impact on education?

The future of global education relies on better Internet access

Barbara lives in Uganda. She is a university student who doesn’t have access to Internet.That is, until the biggest tech hub in Uganda opens. After its opening, Barbara is able to connect not only to the World Wide Web, but to her peers. The hub gave her a space to learn and collaborate with others.

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Samsung to develop robots for use in education and industries

Samsung is planning to develop a robot for use in education and industry, for which the company has already allocated a part of the workforce within its telecommunications division. The move is said to be an attempt to generate revenue from a new source.

It is said that Samsung's strong foothold in global market segments including mobiles, chipsets, televisions and displays is being challenged by Chinese rivals, as a result of which Samsung is turning its focus to corporate businesses.