Title: Contributions of the internet of things in education as support tool in the educational management decision-making process

Authors: Rwrsilany Silva; Cleice De Pontes Bernardo; Carolina Yukari Veludo Watanabe; Rosália Maria Passos Da Silva; José Moreira Da Silva Neto

Addresses: Federal Institute of Education of Rondônia, IFRO and Federal University of Rondônia – UNIR, Porto Velho, Brazil ' Academic Department of Administration, Federal University of Rondônia – UNIR, Porto Velho, Brazil ' São Paulo School of Business Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – EAESP-FGV, São Paulo, Brazil and Federal University of Rondônia – UNIR, Porto Velho, Brazil ' Academic Department of Administration, Federal University of Rondônia – UNIR, Brazil ' Academic Department of Administration, Federal University of Rondônia – UNIR, Brazil

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to understand the contributions that the development of IoT provides to education, particularly in assisting the decision-making process and addressing some of the challenges that the educational system faces. The study adopts a qualitative approach and applies bibliographic overview procedures that substantiate 'internet of things' concepts in education and the decision-making process in education, as well as analysing the phenomena in the light of contingency theory precepts. Therefore, this study investigated several contexts for the application of this technology in learning and a more efficient management of educational organisation structure, in addition to indicating spaces for the construction of alternatives when making decisions hitherto compromised by the limitation of technological resources. Finally, IoT tools applied to the educational context were identified and they can radiate benefits to the decision making process in education, based on the collection of information generated in this environment.

Keywords: internet of things education management; intelligent classroom; learning; decision-making process in education; internet of everything; IoE; student; teacher; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2020.10022041

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2020 Vol.27 No.2, pp.175 - 196

Received: 29 Oct 2018
Accepted: 18 Mar 2019

Published online: 07 Feb 2020 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article