The internet of things in education: technology, pedagogy and learning

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Our society, driven by technological innovations, has become increasingly digital and interconnected, making operating tasks easier and faster. The Internet of Things is based (IoT) on a set of technologies that allows intelligent devices, such as sensors, to connect objects to the Internet and collect data that will be stored for later analysis and control. According to the Hype Cycle, it is one of the emerging technologies in which we recognize added value for all sectors of society, Education included. In this context, school should take advantage of the possibilities offered by this technology, since it makes the classroom an “open space” where physical limitations are not relevant to the interpretation of the surrounding environment. It supports an active Case-Based Learning (CBL) by exploring issues that meet the interests and the context of students and their community. For this, the object under study will be monitored and students will act on it, after analysing the data, and control the variables, in real time and with constant updating. Therefore, this article aims to carry out a bibliographical review of data obtained from three databases: B-ON, IEEE Xplore and Google Scholar, between 2014 and 2018, years in which IoT is at Gartner’s inflated peak. The obtained data will be subject to content analysis, in order to investigate the added value of IoT in Education, especially with regard to the CBL methodology, and investigate the technology associated with it.
Translated title of the contributionInternet das coisas na educação: tecnologia, pedagogia e aprendizagem
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Investigação Educacional
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • Internet of things
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Learning


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