Apple’s Home Kit and the Future of Online Education

Apple have announced Home Kit. This is their bid to be a major player in the world of the Internet of Things (hereby known as thingynet) and the Connected Home.

An education provider, such as the Open University, should be looking to make a similar announcement. Not to be a major player in thingynet of course. To be a major player in the future of education.

How are these two things comparable?

Apple, along with the rest to the technology community, know that thingynet will be big. The Open University, along with the rest of Higher Education, know that the future of online education is huge.

The Nest thermostat and incredibly cool and cute smoke detector are leading a wave in innovative hardware. Some more successful than others. But the potential of the new thingynet market is clear.

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