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IoT Fundamentals is the first course in the IoT Educators Academy.  It is intended to introduce instructors to the concepts of IoT, the Internet of Things, through a series of hands-on projects built around Arduino microcontrollers, an array of electronic components, sensors, and actuators, and computer programming.  This course is designed to help instructors gain an understanding and proficiency in the technologies centered around the Internet of Things, and how to teach these concepts to high school and college students.  There is no prior knowledge of electronics or computer programming required for this course.

The class will meet virtually each Friday in November (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CST via Zoom. The class will be delivered virtually through Canvas. Students will be asked to complete 13 Arduino projects, five of which will be completed virtually with the group on each Friday. The remaining seven projects are to be completed during the week and before the following Friday. Additionally, the students will complete the review questions and quizzes after each project.

Participants in this course will take entry and exit surveys in order to assess their prior and achieved knowledge. These surveys will include:

  • Coding knowledge and experience
  • Electronics knowledge and experience
  • Tinkercad knowledge and experience

Course completers will receive an Arduino Starter Kit (which includes an Arduino Fundamentals certificate voucher) and will be able to apply for LAN-120 if they successfully earn the Arduino Fundamentals Certification.

See the agenda and syllabus here!