IoT and Big Data Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Learning

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Internet of Things (IoT) and Big data have been speculated to result in various opportunities and challenges to higher learning. The two mentioned technologies inclusive of cloud computing, pervasive learning and 3D printer can improve teaching and learning beyond classrooms. Furthermore, the above-mentioned technologies have led to enhancements and valuable living in many sectors like education, medicine, agriculture, and even security. Taking into consideration the predictions made for IoT and Big Data, it is beneficial to provision for confidence in this current world. IoT and Big Data have therefore emerged as innovations to change the education sector for quality training, education, and research. However, there have been challenges accruing to the mentioned technologies. This study gave an approach of how both IoT and Big Data could play similar beneficial roles to higher learning. This paper suggests that IoT and Big data can be incorporated in learning as they complement each other in supporting intelligent connections. The outcome is an enriched learner with effective and efficient study surrounding. Further, from the study, both technologies also share similar issues like security, transparency, and huge gathered information. Hence, this paper concentrates on the relationship between IoT and Big Data, examines their opportunities in education and mentions their challenges to improve the education sector.




Chweya, R., Ajibade, S.-S. M., … Samuel, M. (2020). IoT and Big Data Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Learning. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 9(2), 909–913.

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