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IoT to drive smart education in Wuxi: vice-mayor

chinadaily.com.cn| Sep 09, 2019

           

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The Smart Education Summit is held on Sept 8 during the ongoing WIoT 2019 in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The Smart Education Summit was held on Sept 8 during the ongoing World Internet of Things (WIoT) Expo 2019 in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.

The event brought together roughly 1,000 officials, industry insiders and heads from educational enterprises to discuss how to integrate traditional education with internet of things (IoT), 5G, big data and artificial intelligence.

Liu Xia, vice-mayor of Wuxi, said during the opening ceremony that IoT and related policies can encourage the rapid development of smart education in Wuxi and even the whole country.

Liu said that Wuxi is known as the home of smart education in China and to date, there have been 209 pilot schools for smart campuses, 82 pilot schools for smart classes, 102 experimental schools and 50 schools for IoT education bases.

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Liu Xia, vice-mayor of Wuxi, delivers a speech at the summit. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The summit also invited enterprises and institutes including Fclassroom, a Wuxi e-learning company, and the China Mobile Communication Corporation (CMCC) (Chengdu) Industry Research Institute to share their progress in smart education.

Zhang Wenjie, vice-president of Fclassroom, put the company's two newly-released products related to grading automation and online curricula in the spotlight. Zhang gave an eye-catching demonstration of the scoring machine, which will be applied in large-scale examinations to free up exam-markers' time and keep big data useful for classroom teaching.

Wei Yuanlun, from the CMCC (Chengdu) Industry Research Institute, said that 5G, combined with campus gateway, is set to play a key role in building a local area network on campuses. The top-layer design system will realize the unity, flexibility and continuity of the network through sharing mobile computer rooms and ensure that internal data doesn't pass through the public network in a bid to promote computer performance and enhance network security.