Title: Engineering educators' perspectives on the feasibility of fostering sustainability through the internet of things

Authors: Wisuit Sunthonkanokpong; Elizabeth Murphy

Addresses: Department of Engineering Education, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, 1 Chalongkrung Rd., Ladkrabang District, Bangkok, 10520, Thailand ' Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B-3X8, Canada

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify the feasibility of integrating the internet of things (IoT) in engineering education (EE) to promote environmental, social and economic sustainability. This purpose is explored through self-report surveys with 113 engineering educators in Thailand. Analysis relied on descriptive statistics and two-way ANOVA. Results revealed high feasibility of integration with less feasibility for social sustainability. There were no significant differences in relation to feasibility and demographic factors such as educators' years of experience and type of EE. Respondents identified factors that can promote the integration. These were grouped into the following categories: curricula and programs, instructor and student-related factors, administrative and policy factors and technology-related factors.

Keywords: engineering education; project and problem-based learning; smart; engineering educators; social-environmental-economic sustainability; internet of things; IoT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2021.112999

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2021 Vol.29 No.2, pp.222 - 245

Received: 08 Apr 2020
Accepted: 10 May 2020

Published online: 15 Dec 2020 *

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