Google Glass In the Classroom
Nicosia, Sylvia Navarro
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SubjectGoogle Glass; Augmented Reality; Wearable Technology; emerging technology; cognitive theory; perception and attention; encoding of information; Cognitive Load theory; memory; comprehension; active learning; mental models; transfer of learning; Information Design and Technology
This project is a prototype application for Google Glass that would help horticultural students with the difficult task of plant identification. The main purpose is to determine if a wearable device, embedded with augmented reality, can enhance both teaching and learning, using Cognitive Theory principles, by improving engagement and motivation. The prototype was built using JustInMind, a prototyping application, which allows prototypes to run in Google Glass. Three students and two faculty members from the Horticultural Department tested the application; all concurred that this application had potential, as long as the underlying database was comprehensive.