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SXSWedu 2015

Wear to Learn: The Body as Interface

What happens as wearable tech enters the classroom? This session explores how persistent and multiple streams of information, images and video will augment reality and transform learning. Eyeglasses will become screens, jewelry will gather and transmit data, and information will be projected/imprinted on our physical bodies. These interfaces will empower students as architects of their own learning while simultaneously challenging social relations and disrupting existing practices in education.

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  1. Discuss how wearable technology, augmented reality, quantified self and the internet of things will transform the way we learn, receive feedback, assess performance and demonstrate expertise.
  2. Explore ways wearable technology reshapes the teaching-learning environment and calls for an institutional wearable technology strategy. Analyze the specific challenges wearables pose in the interactions between students and faculty.
  3. Identify how new interfaces will interact with and merge with our bodies, reshaping the ways we access, create and share information.


  • Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Emory Craig, Director of eLearning, College of New Rochelle


Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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  • Tags: augmented reality, learning
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Core Conversation
  • Track: Social & Mobile Learning
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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