Internet of Things: Applications and Challenges at Higher Learning Institutions


  • Arumugam Raman Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Raamani Thannimalai Ministry of Education, Malaysia


IoT, Applications, Challenges, Higher Learning Instituitions


The Internet of Things (IoT) is an inovative system where internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors and is rapidly making its way into higher learning institutions. By modifying how higher institutions gather data, interface with students and automate processes, the IoT has the potential of revolutionizing education. Universities may offer opportunities to magnify content delivery, augment learner and faculty interaction when IoT devices are utilized. Massive open online courses, online software application and education applications make students co-creators and active individuals in acquiring their knowledge and experience. However, many challenges such as Malware, Distributed Denial of Service, data storage, data security, privacy, decentralized network management and connectivity come along with the use of internet:. This conceptual paper offers suggestions to overcome these challenges to address future threats to IoT and provides directions for future research