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IoT Standard Course SoW - 1920 v1
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ModuleSessionLearning ObjectivesLearning OutcomesWorkbook Activities
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MODULE 1
Crash Course
Session 1
Launch
Core
Understand what is meant by the Internet of Things (IoT)
Be able to write a simple program for a microcontroller

Challenge
Appreciate the potential benefits and risks of IoT
Mindmap of the benefits and risks of IoT
Completed programs for a microcontroller
1.1 – What is the Internet of Things?
1.2 - Benefits and risks of IoT
What is the micro:bit?
Programming the micro:bit
Programming extension
1.3 - Homework
What are the risks?
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Session 2
Sensors and Boards
Core
Understand the role of sensors in IoT systems
Understand the importance of teamwork when working on a technology project

Challenge
Be able to use a breadboard to create more complex circuits for a microcontroller
Signed cofounders agreement
A list of sensors used in the world around us
Completed circuits and code to control LEDs
1.4 – Enter project details
Get into teams
1.5 - Agree team values
1.6 - Sign co-founders agreement
Basic computer system
1.7 - Sensors
Programming microcontrollers
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Session 3
Skills Building
Core
Understand how to use a range of sensors to provide an input to a microcontroller
Understand how to process input data to produce an output

Challenge
Be able to apply and extend your knowledge of sensors and microcontrollers to create new applications
Completed activities using sensors
Initial ideas about how the microcontroller and sensors can be used to create IoT applications
Sensors and Actuators
IoT Systems
Skills Building
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MODULE 2
Idea generation
Session 4
What's Your Problem?
Core
Identify everyday problems which could be solved by an IoT device

Challenge
Be able to expand and develop initial ideas to create a better understanding of the problem to be solved
Be able to convey the key concepts of your IoT device idea in a 30 second pitch
At least three app ideas to take on to the next session2.1 – Spot possible problems
2.2 – Explore problems using the 5 Ws
2.3 – Draft mini elevator pitches
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Session 5
Screening Ideas
Core
Gain a better understanding of potential obstacles that your IoT device ideas could face in the existing market

Challenge
Be able to convey the key concepts of your IoT device idea clearly and concisely
Mini elevator pitches for the main IoT device ideas
Competitor research for similar existing IoT devices
2.4 – Filter through problems
2.5 – Conduct market research
2.6 – Narrow to 3 elevator pitches
2.7 – Present elevator pitches – Homework preparation
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Session 6
Industry Engagement Session
Core
Be able to convey the key concepts of your IoT device idea in a 30 second pitch to an industry expert
Be able to obtain constructive feedback on your IoT device ideas

Challenge
Understand the IoT device market and be able to identify your main competitors
Be able to act on constructive feedback to improve your IoT device idea
Notes on feedback received from the Expert2.7 – Present elevator pitches
2.8 – Choose an idea to take forward
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MODULE 3
Scoping
Session 7
Get to know your users
Core
Gain a better understanding of the current market for your IoT device
Be able to develop an effective survey to find out more about your user

Challenge
Be able to plan and carry out effective research into your potential users
Be able to develop user profiles based on your research
Completed user research
User profile of a typical user
Completed user surveys
3.1 – Create a user profile
IoT - Features
3.2 – List user needs and features
3.3 – Conduct a user survey
3.3 – Conduct a user survey – Homework
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MODULE 4
Product development
Session 8
MVP planning
Core
Gain a better understanding of the technical requirements of your IoT device
Be able create paper and physical prototypes of your IoT device

Challenge
Be able to define your minimum viable product (MVP)
Be able to adjust your IoT device designs to ensure that they are technically feasible
Updated user profile
Paper and physical prototypes
3.3 – Conduct user survey – Add results
4.1 - Evaluate product features
4.2 – Design MVP
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Session 9
Build MVP
Core
Understand how the design of your IoT device can affect the user experience
Understand the importance of testing in the IoT device development lifecycle

Challenge
Be able to act on the feedback received to improve the functionality and usability of your technical prototype
Be able to improve the user experience of your device
Technical prototype of IoT device
Feedback from potential users
Design considerations
Create prototype
4.3 – Conduct a user test
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MODULE 5
Pitch
Session 10
Pitch it
Core
Understand how to present your ideas effectively

Challenge
Be able to summarise the key points of your device in a short presentation
Completed pitch5.1 – Prepare your pitch
Practice and deliver your pitch
5.2 – Reflect on your project
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