Let me just begin the article by saying what is iBeacon and then go on to mention the applications of it in Education.
According to Wikipedia, ‘iBeacon is the Apple Trademark for an indoor positioning system that Apple Inc. calls "a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence." They can also be used by the Android operating system (limited to central-only). The technology enables an iOS device or other hardware to send push notifications to iOS devices in close proximity’
Next we’ll see how to get beacons! You can get beacons from
- You can also turn any of your Bluetooth 4.0 iPhone or iPad as a beacon with the free Beecon app from the App Store.
Now that you’ve realized, it is not difficult to get beacon and some iOS or Android devices, let us explore how it can be used in education.
Using iBeacon transmitters, a new BeHere App, automatically takes attendance as students enter the classroom, provided the students have installed the app in their compatible iOS devices. This enables the teacher to manage help requests from students and always be up-to-date with their progress.
You can watch the promo clip given below.
The following slideshow suggests 5 learning concepts by ‘LearnerLab’ that can be explored by educationists.