Annually Canada spends almost $100 billion in its educational sector, just Ontario spends over $30 billion on its educational budget. Yet, latest test results show that our learning of math has decreased by 8% from last testing. Canada is one of the highest spender per capita on tertiary education at $20,000 per student. But, has Canadian education system kept up with time and rest of the world? One third of Toronto District School Board schools are in a state of disrepair which doesn’t paint a perfect picture of Canadian Education system and long-term future of Canadian Education System.
The education system needs to find efficiencies, improve service offering, modernize its infrastructure and offer courses and education that will help raise leaders of tomorrow. The world is seeing an uptick in enrollment rates for higher learning. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported a global increase in tertiary education by 3% every year since 2000. Starting in 2012, one in three adults graduated from an institution of higher learning. Simply put, more technology compounded with more students brings an acute sense of urgency to drive organizational improvements and better academic outcomes. Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data tools and technologies can help bring much needed efficiency, improve service offering, dissipation of information and provide insights that will help financial decision making and oversight.
Technology is just one of many disruptive influences in education today. We live in an era where the wealth of data and the exponential growth in the development of new knowledge is challenging institutions to rethink teaching and learning in a global market. There is also a need to prepare students for increasing competition in the workplace. With technology as a catalyst, education is moving from a knowledge-transfer model to a collaborative, active, self-directed, and engaging model that helps students increase their knowledge and develop the skills needed to succeed in the “Learning Society.”
Cisco predicts that worldwide, IoE in education has a 10-year net present value of US$175 billion, which will be delivered through streamlined and personalized instruction, and through the collection of data for making better decisions and reducing expenditure on instructional resources.
We are organizing the IoT, Big Data Education Summit Canada in October 2017. The conference is the first of its kind in Canada that will focus on the role of IoT and Big Data in improving Canadian education system and how these technologies can help education institutions become safer, secure, efficient and offer improved service.
At this summit, you will meet:
Education Leaders – Senior administrators from school boards, ministries, K12 and post-secondary institutions; provincial government education officials.
Industry Leaders – Education industry solution providers; technology innovation fund managers.
Technology Leaders – business that are creating IoT, Big Data solutions and technologies for educational sector
At the summit, you will hear about the following key themes:
Making education system efficient
Improving education, making it safer, securer and better
Managing incidents and emergencies in educational institutions
Data, such as:
- Data Integrity
- Data Privacy
- Data Insights and Utilization
New Technological Advances and Challenges They Present, such as:
- Cloud computing
- Augmented reality
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Wearable technologies
- Big Data integration with IoT
Utilizing existing infrastructure for new technologies
Making Education smarter, safer and more sustainable