INTERNET OF THINGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Issues in Information Systems
There are several studies about the Internet of Things (IoT) in different areas, but just a few in the higher education area. The student-oriented higher education is traditionally still focused on face-to-face and/or online teaching and learning, mainly in the blended learning mode. The IoT platform in higher education is still in a very initial stage. Using new smart devices with a constant connection to the internet means a real difference to existing nondigital native professors and new
... rations of digital native students, resulting in important security and privacy issues at higher education institutions. IoT in higher education enables quick access to course videos and performs interactive responses in classrooms or anywhere, which will provide a multimedia learning environment, strengthen students' learning motivation, improve their attendance and enrich their learning experiences. The main potential of IoT is personalization of the teaching and learning process to support individual characteristics of both, professors and students, to improve the efficiency of teaching and learning. Furthermore, IoT can improve collaboration on group assignments, projects, improve student-centered approach, improve customized teaching and learning, enable smooth learning, and enable equality for diverse students and enhance their learning experience. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss the existing studies, recognize IoT main advantages and disadvantages and potential opportunities for implementing IoT applications in higher education.