For weeks now, tech news pundits have been speculating about all the possible uses of Google Glass in the real world. Topping the list seem to be (1) utility apps such as text messaging, video, and navigation; (2) novelty apps such as games and ‘hangout
’s; and (3) career-focused apps such as for firefighters, carpenters, and surgeons. What few people have been discussing is how heads-up displays (HUDs) such as Glass might end up fundamentally changing the way we learn.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic for the past several months – especially as it relates to Brainscape. While I’m still not convinced that we will soon live in a world where everyone is walking around with a computer on their face, I do see three major ways in which students could use Glass for education: (more…)