Wearable Devices and the Future of Mobile Learning – Resources Shared at #mLearnCon

On June 23rd, I had the pleasure of speaking in a featured session at the mLearn Conference and Expo in San Diego. I led a discussion titled Wearable Devices and the Future of Mobile Learning. Here’s a description of the session:

Since Google announced Google Glass and launched its Explorer program, it seems that a new wearable device is announced almost every week. The more devices that are introduced, the more questions that seem to be posed about what these new types of devices can actually do. One thing is certain: These devices are coming and they will change the ways we look at mobile learning. In this session you’ll explore these technologies through the eyes of a software developer for Google Glass, Epson Moverio BT-200s, and various smart watches, who has been looking beyond what these devices do to explore what they can do. You’ll learn about the current landscape of wearable technology, consider some unknown pitfalls, and explore futuristic use cases.

NOTE: This session was originally scheduled to be delivered by Sean McCracken, who was unable to attend the conference due to illness. While I am not a software developer as the description describes, I have been exploring wearable technology and it’s implications for learning and performance.

This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about the technology trends that are shaping the future of learning.

Session Slides

Wearable Technology for Learning and Performance
Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance by Steven Loomis
Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology Stacey Goodman
Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology by Rick Delgado
Should Next-Generation Education Use Oculus Rift? by Pauley

Additional Resources
Wearables with augmented reality are mind-blowing — and an ethical nightmare by Nick Statt
Don’t smash Google Glass yet – wearables are the future by Andy Neely
The Biggest Obstacle to Mobile Innovation: The Battery by Adrianna Lee
Future of Wearable Tech Report Slideshare from IntelIQ
Doctors Will Play New Roles as Wearable Tech Evolves by Peter D. Weiss and Grayson Brulte
Why 3D Printing Is Shaping The Future Of Prosthetics By PSFK Labs
Google extends Android to wearables: introducing Android Wear by Christian Zibreg

Examples of Wearable Technology
Wearable Coaching System Teaches You How to Pitch by Tuan Mai
Nymi YouTube video by Bionym
The Myo Armband
Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted by Gerard LeBlon

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