Arosha Bandara: Teaching the Internet of Things Generation
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Arosha K Bandara
10 January 2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to denote the huge array of networked devices that are transforming computing and related digital technologies. The OU developed the module, My Digital Life (TU100) in response to these developments in technology. However, the ongoing debate about computing at schools raises an opportunity for IoT technologies to be used with younger learners, encouraging them to become creators of digital technologies rather than simply consumers of them.
My project idea is to design learning resources that would allow young learners (e.g., aged 6-11) to use the Sense IoT platform (http://sense.open.ac.uk), developed by The Open University - and currently being used by OU undergraduate students.