From a teaching perspective, seeing things through the Google Glass lens can bring new opportunities for teaching and learning.
In tomorrow’s future, students and teachers will not always need to sit in the classroom with paper and pen, but maybe as co-participants in an online MOOC, like those provided by Coursera, using wearable technology like Google Glass.
As a MOOC participant, I put on my Google Glasses, and say, “OK Glass.” At my computer I Google the words “professor,” “Dr. Chuck,” “(#IHTS),” “YouTube,” and instantly begin watching his video.
Or, I can make a call, compose an eMail, post a Tweet, or join a Google Hangout to meet up with the professor. Exploring new educational spaces like MOOC’s are, in my view, relevant teaching and learning opportunities especially while wearing Glass.
From a teaching perspective, seeing things through the Glass lens can bring new opportunities for teaching and learning. For a few examples, teachers, in a traditional/flipped/hybrid classroom, can use Glass for instant facial recognition of students, reading student’s eMail or tweets posted on a class’s Twitter feed.
(Next page: Using Google Glass in the MOOC environment)