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Special Issue "Teaching and Learning Advances on Sensors for IoT"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 October 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sergio Martin
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Guest Editor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National Distance Education University, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: Internet of Things; technology-enhanced learning; remote laboratories; mobile and ubiquitous technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely considered the next step towards a digital society where objects and people are interconnected and interact through communication networks. The IoT not only has a huge social impact, but can also support the employability and boost the competitiveness of companies. It is widely considered one of the most important key drivers for the implementation of the so-called Industry 4.0 and for the digital transformation of the companies.

Sensing is a fundamental part of IoT environments, where massive amounts of data are constantly sensed. Proper quality data acquisition leads to more accurate decision-making. Thus, the importance of good practices when sensing data in IoT environments is growing.

The rapid diffusion of IoT technologies has created an important educational challenge, namely the need to train a large number of professionals able to design and manage a fast evolving and complex ecosystem. Thus, an important research effort is being carried out in innovative technologies (simulators, virtual and remote labs, mobile apps, robotics, e-learning platforms, gamification, learning analytics, etc.) applied to innovative teaching practices.

This Special Issue focuses on all the technologies involved in improving the teaching and learning process of some of the sensor-based IoT topics such as virtual sensors, simulated data acquisition, virtual and remote labs for IoT sensing, gamification experiences and innovative teaching materials among others.

Dr. Sergio Martin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Virtual sensors
  • Virtual laboratories for IoT
  • Remote laboratories for IoT
  • IoT simulators
  • IoT demonstrators
  • Mobile apps for IoT learning
  • Innovative teaching practices
  • Gamification
  • Learning analytics
  • Open educational resources and repositories for IoT learning
  • Platforms for IoT learning
  • Big Data
  • DIY/Maker experiences

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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