The MCL Research group in collaboration with the Internet of Things Lab (IoTLab) of the Department of Communication and Internet Studies of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), have been awarded a 6-month grant to work on developing illustrative cases on how to integrate “Internet of Things” (IoT) in secondary education.
The project named “IoT for Education: Air Quality matters” (IoT4ED) is part of a larger Horizon 2020 funded program aiming to enhance physical environments with IoT platforms and applications, thus contributing to the development of of smart and connected environments (i.e. smart city, smart campus, intelligent transportation, etc).
The Cyprus University of Technology team will work on the development of an IoT-based mobile application for secondary school students, aiming to promote environmental awareness about air pollution and an understanding of how the “Internet of Things” works. The mobile application will be co-designed with students and will be tested in secondary schools in Limassol to evaluate the usability and impact of the app. The mobile app will communicate with the platforms and databases which collect data from other cities in the EU and will also display environmental data from Limassol.
The CUT team which will work on IoT4ED consists of Dr. Lambros Lambrinos, Dr. Eleni A. Kyza, Andria Agesilaou, Loucas Constantinou, and Markos Souropetsis from the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at CUT.