There are a variety of technologies, including Beacons, NFC, RFID, Bluetooth, LoRaWAN, QR codes, GPS, etc, that enable learners to access location-specific learning content and experiences via mobile devices based. For example, Beacons allow a mobile device to determine when it has entered or left an area, along with an estimation of proximity to a Beacon, in order that an otherwise-invisible learning experience may be staged for learners within that area. Commercial applications for cities, malls, and theme parks are popping up everywhere, implying that this horizon is ready for learning as well.
Opportunity Statement: Beacons push content to the learner based on time, location and application. They are a low cost solution for implementing context-aware engagement and providing real-world interaction in a variety of learning settings.