Learn Internet of Things


Yes, the things have Internet now.  The resources in this topic cover how the Internet is spreading to more and more devices that we interact with in our daily lives, from our watches and glasses to our refrigerators, washing machines, coffee makers and automobiles.  Learn what being online will help these devices do, and the security risks that being online pose to everyday devices.

We have 10 resources for learning Internet of Things including educational Online Classes, from providers such as University of California, San Diego, University of California, Irvine, and IBM.


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A developer's guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)


College | Online class

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an area of rapid growth and opportunity. Technical innovations in networks, sensors and applications, coupled with the advent of ‘smart machines’ have resulted in a...

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Build Your Own Internet of Things

College | Online class

This Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and...

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Create Your Own Internet of Things (IoT) Device

College | Online class

This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll...

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Interfacing with the Arduino


College | Online class

Interfacing with the Arduino is course 3 of 6 in the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization. Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and...

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Internet of Things: Communication Technologies


College | Online class

Have you wondered how “Things” talk to each other and the cloud? Do you understand the alternatives for conveying latency-sensitive real time data versus reliable signaling data? Building on the...

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Internet of Things: How did we get here?


College | Online class

It is hard to imagine life without your Smartphone – you have come to rely on it so much – for your work; to stay in touch with family and friends; to capture and share those special moments; to...

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Internet of Things: Multimedia Technologies


College | Online class

About this Course Content is an eminent example of the features that contributed to the success of wireless Internet. Mobile platforms such as the Snapdragon™ processor have special hardware and...

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Internet of Things: Sensing and Actuation From Devices


College | Online class

Have you wondered how information from physical devices in the real world gets communicated to Smartphone processors? Do you want to make informed design decisions about sampling frequencies and...

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Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems


College | Online class

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In...

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Programming for the Internet of Things Capstone


College | Online class

In this Capstone course, you will design a microcontroller-based embedded system. As an option, you can also build and test a system. The focus of your project will be to design the system so that...

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