Next week, I will be providing a Technology Tuesdays session on Google Glass:
Google Glass is a combination of wearable computing and Augmented Reality. It is a computing device worn like a pair of reading glasses, which provides optical and audio information to the user. Rather than having to get out a cellphone, you could instantly see directions, photos, emails, alerts, etc. in your immediate field of view. Google Glasses allow the wearer to take pictures and to record video. You can even videoconference with them, or chat on the ‘phone. Some privacy proponents believe that this device crosses a line, allowing the wearer to record video and audio surreptitiously, or use face-recognition apps to identify strangers.
In this hands-on session, discover what exactly Google Glass is, and potential uses within the classroom for both educators and students.
Next year, your students may be wearing Google Glasses to class…
- Date: February 25, 2014
- Time: 10-11 a.m.
- Location: Dean’s Conference Room (5114 DPC)
For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the Technology Tuesday page.
The embedded video demonstrates a particularly interesting AR application by the name of Augmented Reality Cinema. In the video, the app plays back clips from movies that were filmed at the location the user is standing (with their smartphone).
This would be a particularly good thing for tourist boards to get behind.