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ERIC Number: EJ1161319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Understanding the Internet of Things
Pierce, Dennis
Community College Journal, v88 n1 p14-19 Aug-Sep 2017
The universe of objects containing microprocessors or embedded sensors capable of communicating and transmitting information across networks is called the Internet of Things, and it has enormous implications for community colleges. Already, many colleges are saving time and money by monitoring and controlling "smart building" features online, and the Internet of Things is shaping the curriculum at community colleges as well. But there is a downside to this burgeoning technology trend. For instance, campus leaders will have to consider its impact on student and data privacy, as well as network security. Then, too, there's the issue of bandwidth. In preparing for the impact of the Internet of Things on their campus, community colleges leaders must address the strain it will place on their networks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; North Carolina; Massachusetts; Connecticut
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