Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Sensors & Remote Control Composition

The IPSO Alliance recently announced over 50 members were now leading the movement towards the establishment of Internet Protocols for physical objects, an Internet of Things, an alliance including Cisco, Intel, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments. However, news of finished agreements from the Internet Engineering TaskForce (IETF) are not yet available. As this planning is finished, expect to see an explosion of designs and products from these global leaders that broaden the opportunity for compositions that incorporate sensors and remote control. For education, this raises the question of the curriculum goals needed to prepare students for this future.

This should raise a number of questions for educators, including: How many ideas can you imagine that would incorporate sensors and the Internet? What should the educational goals be? What should the curriculum competencies look like?

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