Penn state asks if the Apple Watch can influence student achievement

University faculty member will study how academic achievement might be influenced by wearable technologies, such as the Apple Watch.

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A Penn State faculty member is set to study how wearable and accessible technologies, such as the Apple Watch, can support students’ self-regulated learning to lead to greater academic success.

Self-regulated learning is guided by students’ knowledge, metacognitive skills, strategies, and motivation. Self-regulated learners are engaged and effective independent learners who are able to monitor and control their learning and motivation.

New technologies such as the Apple Watch could provide new opportunities to reach students in unique ways to support their self-regulated learning strategies to excel in academic situations.

(Next page: How the research will be structured)

Laura Ascione