At times this technology retarded me really wants to put up my hands and give up!! Just when I think I am up to date, a new term crops up. Now what is this Edge computing? After referring to various sites on google I came to the understanding that distribution of data from the centralized computer to other connected internet of things (IoT) locally is edge computing.

Now Let’s See how this can be Beneficial in Classrooms?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Augmented and virtual reality, quite similar yet so different. They both can alter our perception of the world with the difference lying only in the perception of our presence. With the help of visors or goggles, VR blocks the outside stimuli and transports us there. In other words It can make you swim with the sharks. Whereas augmented reality will not transport you anywhere but will add to our current state of presence. In other words the shark can jump out of your table. When such communications start to hinder the cognitive processing, Edge computing makes is more realistic.

Internet of Things: The institutes that are unable to send sensory data to the cloud for processing finds edge computing very helpful. With data collected locally from sensors which capture the eye movement of the students one can know how children are understanding to read. Similarly, sensors installed in educational toys can analyse behavior issues and social dynamics. Sensors on playground can capture safety data etc.

Student Outcomes: Edge computing can augment performance of the learning systems depending on what has been fed into it by the student whether it is machine learning or artificial intelligence by adjusting the prompts etc per the student’s style in real time.

Edge Computing May Be Useful Against Security Risks

By processing data locally rather than sending it to a remote provider data piracy can be kept under check but on the other hand the schools can become vulnerable as and when more and more devices are linked.