Foreword: Smart Education

Written by Sandeep Shekhawat and M. A. Jabbar

Welcome to the latest edition of our Smart Education newsletter, where we delve into the exciting ways that technology is transforming education. In this edition, we will be focusing on the significant impact that the Internet of Things (IoT) is having on smart education.

IoT-enabled devices and applications are being integrated into classrooms and educational institutions, creating a more connected and interactive learning experience. The benefits of IoT in education are numerous, and research has shown that it can improve student engagement, learning outcomes, and overall educational experience.

According to a study by UNESCO, there are significant challenges facing education in developing countries, such as limited resources and inadequate infrastructure. However, the use of IoT in education has the potential to address some of these challenges and provide students with access to high-quality education. Research has shown that IoT can be used to create low-cost and accessible educational resources.

In this edition of the IEEE Smart Cities eNewsletter, we will be exploring the various ways in which IoT is revolutionizing education, especially in developing countries. We will be discussing case studies, challenges, and opportunities like Metaverse in Smart Education, AI Ethics, and how to approach integrating Smart Education in STEM.

We hope that these articles will provide valuable insights into the potential of IoT in education and inspire innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by developing countries.


This article was edited by M. A. Jabbar.

To view all articles in this issue, please go to May 2023 eNewsletter. For a downloadable copy, please visit the IEEE Smart Cities Resource Center.

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Sandeep Shekhawat is a Director of Engineering at Walmart Labs, California. He has 18+ years of experience working in the software industry with companies like Meta, Yahoo, Apple. He leads an engineering organization of 50+ engineers focused on solving the smart retail and digital transformation in Walmart stores. Mr. Sandeep received his Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University. At Apple, Mr. Sandeep devised a solution to deploy real-time product price updates over the air to millions of devices seamlessly. His research areas include smart retail systems, digital transformation, IoT, and mobile app development. He is an IEEE Senior member, BCS Fellow and an IET Fellow.

M. A. Jabbar is a Professor and Head of the Department CSE (AI&ML), Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the year 2015 from JNTUH, Hyderabad, and Telangana, India. He have been teaching for 22 years. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Bio-Informatics, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Attack Graphs, and Intrusion Detection Systems. Presently, he is a member of IEEE Smart Cities Publications Editorial Board, a governing body member of the IEEE International Committee on Artificial Intelligence Standards, Interim Secretary for the Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter, and IEEE CS chapter chair Hyderabad section.

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