The sudden attack of the COVID19 pandemic has had an unexpected domino effect on all parts worldwide. As a result of the crisis, schools have had to shuttered their doors, and distance learning has become the most common phenomenon for students of all grades. Meanwhile, teachers and students have had to adapt to the shift to remote learning, which relies heavily on the support of IoT technology.
To some extent, the coronavirus outbreak has just accelerated the gradual shift to distance learning in terms of IoT technology, and companies were in their attempt to grab the bigger pie in response. As large companies expand their services to schools, it’s important that schools can implement the distance learning solutions seamlessly and easily.
However, there are also some inevitable obstacles to online education. On the one hand, children’s social and play abilities are limited by the online environment, which is not conducive to their emotional and social intelligence. On the other hand, distance learning also limits the teacher’s ability to read a student’s body language, making it impossible for the teacher to make a proper assessment of the student. Furthermore, while these new IoT devices are available to most students, low-income students are still struggling to meet basic needs such as a reliable internet connection.