Use cases and architecture of an information system to integrate smart glasses in educational environments

Michael Spitzer, Martin Ebner

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Wearable devices, such as smart glasses, are nowadays easily available on the market; therefore, these devices could be used to evaluate more and more use cases in educational domain. After a short introduction to smart glasses functionality, features and user interaction techniques, several use cases are defined and described. To integrate smart glasses into the educational domain, specialized information systems and infrastructure is necessary. A basic concept of a suitable information system is defined and explained by a sample use case. The main advantage of using smart glasses in educational domain is that users can interact with the device hands-free therefore (fine motor skills) tasks can be performed while receiving visual and vocal support simultaneously. Additionally the teacher/observer can evaluate the performance remotely. Wearable devices become better available and cheaper, but should only be used in suitable use cases where the learning experience could be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016
PublisherVA: AACE
ISBN (Print)978-1-939797-24-7
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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