How smart beacons benefit the education sector

Bluetooth beacons have a lot to offer school campuses through educational computing and e-learning solutions.

The education system is undoubtedly increasingly computerized. Every day, new tools are developed to make learning and teaching easier and more enjoyable, and the use of Bluetooth beacons in education makes teaching easier and more enjoyable. The vast majority are computerized.

The education industry has been disrupted by beacon technology mixed with tablets and smartphones. Many college campuses have a plethora of chances to revolutionize the operation of the entire education system by merging cellphones with beacon technology. Building Beacon apps gives school campuses, e-learning solutions, and students the best of both worlds.

How Tags Work

Beacons are wireless gadgets that use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity to transmit signals to nearby gadgets. With advances in technology, the range of beacons has also evolved. Today beacons are available with a range of over 200 meters (656 feet). They are strategically located to provide users with personalized location-based content through mobile devices. Beacon apps for the education industry can dramatically improve the campus and classroom environment, among other things.

Why Beacon Technology is Applicable in Education

It all depends on experience and circumstances. The use of technology in the classroom has been a logical progression in response to the growing demands and demands of our children, but it has also resulted in a disconnect between students and their real environment. Beacons provide a method to bring real-world engagement and contextual experience back into our students’ daily experience in the classroom.

The power of beacons derives not only from the beacon itself, but also from the application to which it is linked. Indeed, there are almost no limits to what can be accomplished.

Seven ways beacons are changing the field of education

Good student-teacher bond: Faculty members can use a Beacon Education app to push worksheets, schedules, and other electronic information to student devices. The proper interface would allow for smoother communication between students and professors, resulting in a more successful learning style model. Additionally, teachers can create a more dynamic workshop or learning environment by strategically placing beacons in a classroom or lab. Such learning zones expand the possibilities for challenging puzzles or interesting team building activities.

Secure planning of private transport: Bus services for students and staff may be offered on campus. At peak times, there may be travel by private car. Beacons can help by providing real-time data on traffic severity and vehicle movement. This can help administrators manage pick-up and drop-off locations efficiently and guide commuters to other locations if needed. It could even alert pedestrians of impending cars on the roads. It can send notifications to mobile devices near beacons, warning them of dangerous upcoming junctions or fast oncoming traffic.

Interactive communication: Long gone are the days when students found lectures boring. Colleges and institutions around the world are increasingly focusing on interactive learning, which requires good interactive communication between students and teachers. Tags can dramatically improve your students’ learning experience. Teachers can now simply provide their students with particular class resources, such as grades, homework schedules, and deadlines.

Better security: Colleges invest excess money to make their campuses safe and secure. Many infrastructures are necessary, with significant expenses. Schools and universities can now increase their security without spending a lot of money by using beacon technology. They can simply allow students and faculty to access campus through a mobile app.

Explore the library: Tags can provide an accurate picture of a library, allowing students to easily locate their desired book and be notified of additional information relevant to their research topics. It can also send notifications to members when they enter the library. These notifications may contain the accessibility of requested books, overdue books, books to be renewed and any other relevant information.

Presence: Tags allow schools to automatically take attendance, and they also allow students to automatically check in to activities.

Increased convenience for staff or students with reduced mobility: The beacons are especially useful for students and employees who have physical difficulties, as they provide a safe and secure way for them to walk around campus, guiding them well through the various paths. The search for places is also facilitated, thus confirming their well-being in a comfortable way.

The field of education is reaping the benefits that beacons provide, and it looks like there will be many more in the future as technology advances at a rapid pace. Beacons, despite their small size, have a lot to offer school campuses through educational computing and e-learning solutions.

Pradip Shitole is currently working as a team leader in a market consulting company Future of Market Research. An electronics and telecommunications engineer by training, he has prior experience in technology companies and market research.

Norma A. Roth