The impact of training for IoT technology awareness program In the Saudi Arabian Universities
Keywords:Training, IoT, e-learning, IoT in healthcare, IoT in agriculture, smart city
Nowadays, Internet of Things (IoT) has been making drastic changes in e-learning & other fields of our daily lives such as the sectors like healthcare, agriculture, transportation, business & trade and various engineering services. It is predicted that fifty billion IoT devices and six billion mobile devices will be on this earth in 2020 itself. Industries around the world are planning for implementing IoT as it reduces the expenses on energy by fifty percent and eventually increases profit. Therefore, academic institutions must also work on IoT enabled services to compete at the global level. IoT devices are connecting people to the web thus everyone comes closer to each other. Job sector would become more competitive from now on as many people opt for e-learning to obtain easily affordable degrees and required skills while continuing their professional commitments.
This research attempts as preliminary step to assess the basic training of IoT to students in order to enhance their motivation to use IoT based equipment which is the prime requirement for an IoT enabled campus. T-test had been conducted to calculate the effectiveness of training as the universities in Saudi Arabia are seeking to launch IoT programs in their various departments, are motivated as well for trainings to prepare their teaching staff and students for IoT based courses.
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