About this course
This course explains the fundamental concepts and emergence of Internet of Things (IoT). The scope of this course includes technologies designed for individual to a macro view of IoT applied over a city-size landscape known as 'smart cities'.
The course also examines cities as entire ecosystems based on sensors that collect readings to monitor and manage the city-sized entities. While IoT smart technologies provide convenience, these also bring along various security/political/economic challenges. The course provides analysis of challenges, such as privacy and transparency issues. Finally the course provides country-specific case studies including the US, China and Singapore.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to
- Discuss the devices and hardware necessary for the emergence of IoT.
- Explain the IoT-facilitated connection between the physical real world and cyberspace.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using “smart” devices
- Explain the importance of sensors in operating a smart city.
- Discuss the different uses of big data.
- Discuss how IoT is applied to social media technologies.
- Discuss the different ways in which devices, software, apps and hardware associated with the IoT can be abused.
- Explain the security fears in using the IoT and the associated issues of hacking and invasion of privacy.
- Discuss the points for and against the idea of privacy.
- Explain the importance of laws/regulations/courts in safeguarding privacy in the US.
- Discuss Chinese plans for utilising IoT and big data and the differences in their approach from that of the US.
- Discuss how IoT and its social/political/economic implications are being discussed in Singapore.
You must complete an online quiz with a passing score of 50% (i.e., 5 out of 10 questions). You will be given multiple attempts to achieve the passing score. The system will only capture the highest of the scores.