Technological advancement is shaping the world and how we do things. As a result, connectivity is becoming an integral part of any society including the campuses. Today smartphones, laptops, and tablets have become an integral part of learning, and it won’t be long before we start seeing wearable devices and new inventions making their way into the mainstream.
According to Jason Hope, one area that is going to be largely impacted by the emerging technologies is the internet of things (IoT). Hope is an Arizona based entrepreneur, investor and a tech enthusiast whose degree in finance helps him monitor and predict the market trends of the internet of things and identify areas of investment.
Internet of things is going to revolutionize learning in the Universities. Many universities today are embracing the use of IoT in monitoring various aspects in campuses such as security and energy with a view to creating a better experience. IoT will help campuses lower costs of response to changing needs, increase efficiency and cut on human resources. For now, internet of things has not become fully operational as it is being used behind the scenes. However things are beginning to take shape as learning is becoming more and more digital with the introduction of smart classrooms where digital whiteboards are being used, there are integration and connectivity of laptops and tablets, lectures are streamed live, and video projectors are used to enhance technology.
With innovations, more information is now available online, and the way of learning where student assemble in a class is changing, students can now access lectures and reading materials online using personal devices on their schedule. Distance learning is beginning to take shape and knowledge is being digitized with the existence of learning materials such as textbook online. Companies are using IoT to know more about their customers; the same way Universities can use IoT to monitor their students and rate their performance. Already some campuses have already implemented the use tracking devices to assign student marks based on performance. Jason Hope is leading the way in ensuring that the IoT is being used in campuses.
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who hails from Arizona, and he is passionate about technology and more so the internet of things. Hope attended Arizona State University where he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Finance. Hope also holds an MBA from W.P Carey School of Business.
Besides being a businessman Jason Hope is a philanthropist and has contributed Half a million dollars in the form of donation towards the SENSE Foundation. The money is intended to help the foundation in advancing biotechnological research with the aim of fighting age-related diseases such as Alzheimer, cancer and respiratory illness among others.