Education: The Next Beacon Hotspot

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Technology impacts nearly all companies regardless the industry. Although you see it occurring most frequently in industries like retail and travel, recent innovations in digital and mobile technology are changing the way students learn and teachers teach. Schools should consider implementing new mobile/digital technologies for many reasons. A study done by Pearson Publishing Company found that, 92% of students believe tablets or smartphones could improve their learning experiences. Two ways institutions can do this is by using iBeacon technology, and the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Beacon technology can be utilized in many different ways in education; schools and universities can use them to make the learning experience more captivating and technologically advanced. In this post Neha Malilik discusses the ways schools can implement beacon technology to send push-notifications whenever students enter different departments, classrooms/lecture halls, sections of a lab or library, etc.

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