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Title: The Use of Wearable Technologies in Australian Universities: Examples from Environmental Science, Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Teacher Training
Contributor(s): Alvarez, Victor (author); Bower, Matt (author); de Freitas, Sara (author); Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid ; de Wit, Bianca (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Innovation and increased access to wearable technologies are poised to inspire a new generation of technology-enhanced learning environments. Wearables provide students and teachers with hands-free access to contextually-relevant knowledge, which can be displayed as a 3D virtual world or overlaid on smart glasses, accessed via a smart watch or wristband, or used for providing biofeedback through EEG monitoring. A wide range of wearable devices is available, and it is often difficult for educators to introduce these advanced techniques into higher education contexts. This paper presents three examples of the kinds of educational applications that have been delivered in Australia and indicate key considerations for educators aiming to develop their practice and embed wearable tools into the classroom.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: mLearn 2016: 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Sydney, Australia, 24th - 26th October, 2016
Source of Publication: Mobile Learning Futures - Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2016, p. 25-32
Publisher: University of Technology
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390405 Educational technology and computing
390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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