Connecting the world with internet of things

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Connecting the world sounds like a very challenging undertaking when it comes to gathering information, analysing and distributing data. Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device to the internet while internetworking with devices. Possibilities for applications of Internet of Things are numerous to connect multiple systems while using the shared data for industrial and economic purposes or for empowering citizens and communities, among others. At Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) there are courses that aim at educating engineers to use applications for industrial purposes, but also for society and business solutions. The second year design-based learning sophomore course Internet of Things focuses on teaching students to solve open-ended problems both in industry or in hospital settings. In this paper, we present the set-up of the Internet of Things project in which students explore different indoor localization scenarios. We explain as well the rational for the selected approach to teach this Internet of Things project. In addition, we give an overview of the main characteristics which feature the project, and we describe some expected benefits for the students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017
EditorsJorge Bernardino, Joao Rocha, Jose Carlos Quadrado
Place of Publications.l.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Event45th SEFI Annual Conference: Education Excellence for Sustainable Development - Azores, Portugal
Duration: 18 Sep 201721 Sep 2017
Conference number: 45


Conference45th SEFI Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleSEFI 2017
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  • Continuing engineering education and lifelong learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Skills and engineering education


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