A1 Journal article (refereed)
Internet of Things for Sustainable Smart Education : An Overview (2022)

Zeeshan, K., Hämäläinen, T., & Neittaanmäki, P. (2022). Internet of Things for Sustainable Smart Education : An Overview. Sustainability, 14(17), Article 4293. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074293

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Zeeshan, Khaula; Hämäläinen, Timo; Neittaanmäki, Pekka

Journal or series: Sustainability

eISSN: 2071-1050

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 04/04/2022

Volume: 14

Issue number: 17

Article number: 4293

Publisher: MDPI AG

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074293

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80747


In the realm of fourth-generation industrialization, there will be great demand for a skilled workforce. To produce a skilled workforce, we need sustainable education with quality and equity. Conventional ways of delivering and managing education would not fulfil the demands of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Disruptive technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), have great potential in revolutionizing the current educational setup. Therefore, this research work aims to present an overview of the capabilities of IoT applications in educational settings. Our research article digs into recent research carried out referring to IoT applications in education and provides a detailed insight into the topic from three different perspectives, i.e., from the perspective of school management, teachers, and learners. The present research explains the ways in which IoT has been applied for the benefit of school managers, teachers, and learners, showcased in the recent literature. The paper also sheds light on bottlenecks for IoT applications and explains security, privacy, scalability, reliability, and dehumanization as main constraints in IoT applications in educational settings

Keywords: Internet of things; intelligent systems; educational technology; technology education; sustainable development

Free keywords: Internet of Things for schools; sustainable education; web learning; school management

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

JUFO rating: 1

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