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Coventry University

The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices

Coventry University via FutureLearn


Discover how the internet is changing the nature of everyday things

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Simply put, it’s the concept that everyday objects can connect to each other and transfer data using the internet. It’s said that by 2025, the internet will connect over 75 billion IoT devices.

On this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of IoT and the rise of industrial and home automation. You will focus on the possible security risks and legal implications of IoT applications.

You will examine the use of IoT devices, the models and methods of their function, and the legal and ethical aspects of their use.

This course is for anyone that works in or is interested in the home and workplace environments that are impacted by IoT. It would also suit people looking to develop smart, connected devices.

Taught by

James Shuttleworth

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