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411 The Internet of Things—Applications in eLearning

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Thursday, October 30


Degas 1 & 2

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to touch and transform every facet of our lives. From industry automation and automobile connectivity to wearable devices and smart-home appliances, it will make our way of living more enriching. Learning will also undergo many changes as a part of this evolution, though it will likely be a bumpy road getting there.

In this session you will explore how the Internet of Things can impact the world of eLearning. You will discuss specific examples of how IoT can enrich interactive learning, games-based learning, and on-demand learning to improve the overall learning experience. You will examine industry trends on how learning is evolving from the traditional formats to a more social and collaborative culture, and how IoT supports that evolution. You will explore numerous use cases that will show where IoT fits into the current learning and performance paradigm, and how it will influence our field in the future.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How Internet of Things key concepts apply in the context of eLearning
  • How one needs to approach eLearning content creation differently in an IoT environment
  • How one can make their content ready for IoT devices
  • How IoT is applicable in eLearning

Novice and intermediate developers, project managers, managers, directors, and VPs.

Technology discussed in this session:
Kinect, Raspberry Pi, and 3-D printing.

Shrikant Pattathil


Harbinger Systems

Over a career spanning more than a decade, Shrikant Pattathil has designed technology solutions with ingenuity and innovation for a variety of businesses across the U.S. Shrikant is a strategic advisor to many eLearning organizations and an experienced speaker in the eLearning community. His contributions in eLearning specifications have even been recognized by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee. He has also architected the Offline Content Player, a unique product from Harbinger that is used for eLearning in disconnected mode. Shrikant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Maheshkumar Kharade

Associate Architect

Harbinger Systems

Maheshkumar Kharade is an associate architect at Harbinger Systems and a member of the company’s technology forum and proposal engineering group. He is an active contributor in the technology arm of Harbinger’s marketing division. Maheshkumar has over eight years of experience in the design and development of enterprise applications in the business intelligence, health care, and eLearning domains. His core technology expertise is in Java, J2ee, Java frameworks and libraries, Android, big data, and the cloud. He is frequently invited as a guest speaker at management colleges and universities. Maheshkumar holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Pune University.

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