Talking to plants: an IoT system supporting human-plant interactions and learning

Tabuenca, Bernardo and Greller, Wolfgang and Hernández Leo, Davinia and Gilarranz Casado, Carlos and García Alcántara, Vicente and Tovar Caro, Edmundo (2021). Talking to plants: an IoT system supporting human-plant interactions and learning. In: "Learning Analytics for Smart Learning Environments Workshop", September 21, 2021.

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Title: Talking to plants: an IoT system supporting human-plant interactions and learning
Author/s:
  • Tabuenca, Bernardo
  • Greller, Wolfgang
  • Hernández Leo, Davinia
  • Gilarranz Casado, Carlos
  • García Alcántara, Vicente
  • Tovar Caro, Edmundo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Learning Analytics for Smart Learning Environments Workshop
Event Dates: September 21, 2021
Title of Book: Learning Analytics for Smart Learning Environments Workshop
Date: 2021
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Informáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

The presence of plants in learning spaces can substantially improve well-being among students and teachers. Plants can positively influence environmental parameters such as air quality, temperature, or reverberation, but they also have an impact on parameters such as concentration, collaboration, and learning performance. This study aims to use plants as a learning object to promote ecological learning spaces. The paper presents an IoT system (Smart Spike) designed to collect data, and to provide real-time feedback on the state of the plant, soil, and environment variables. Moreover, this prototype was evaluated by 62 students of Agronomics and Computer Engineering to explore what measurements they considered most relevant, and how they would communicate with the plant using a mobile chatbot. The results aim to establish a better understanding of potential interactions between plants, learners, teachers, and the microclimate with a view to scaffolding learning activities supported by IoT technology and artificial intelligence.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedBernardo TabuencaTeaching Environmental Awareness with Smart IoT Planters in Learning Spaces. Project Reference: 2020-1-ES01-KA203-082258. Programme: Erasmus+. Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education.

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Item ID: 69122
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/69122/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:69122
Deposited by: Dr Bernardo Tabuenca
Deposited on: 24 Nov 2021 09:11
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 09:11
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