Ok, Class: Library Instruction with Google Glass

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Ok, Class:Library Instruction with Google GlassAmanda FosterWake Forest University History of the Google Glass Project March 2014: Applied for STEP GrantMay 2014: Dean of Library Funded GlassSummer 2014: Course Planning Fall 2014: Glass in 6 sections of LIB 100What is Google Glass? Photo Courtesy Ken Bennett/WFUWhy Glass? Use Glass as a catalyst to discuss information literacy issues Increase student engagement Explore the uses for Google Glass in the college classroom How Was Glass Used in the Classroom? Photo Courtesy Ken Bennett/WFUDaily Activities w/ GlassJournal Entries Group PresentationsCode of Conduct Implementation Photo Logs of the Research ProcessTopic/Research Question GenerationKeyword BrainstormingEvaluation of SourcesBook Scavenger Hunt Creating Video Tutorials Google Glass Video Skits Dos and Donts for Wearing Google Glass in PublicJournal Entries On Google Glass Readings Apple iWatch vs. Google GlassMost Interesting Glass Apps Propose Your Own Glass App Their Experience with Glass as a Student Group Presentations on Glass-Related Research Questions Code of Conduct Photo Courtesy Ken Bennett/WFUWhat Did Students Have to Say? The Good: I liked having glass in the classroom to relate to what we were learning about. I enjoyed the discussions about Glass and the topics that were brought up during the discussions like privacy, social decency, and the implications of wearable technology.Google glass made the class more interesting.The Meh: It was not particularly academically valuable, but the novelty of it was still fun.Glass is a neat tool to use, but I'm not sure the class benefited from it. It wasn't hurt by any means either, but I don't think it added to the learning. The BadSharing wasn't fun. It would have been cool if every group had a pair.In class we only used two features of Glass for our assignments and that was taking pictures or videos.I do not think glass is innovative or efficient enough to use to be used effectively in a classroom.Instructors Point of View Photo Courtesy Ken Bennett/WFUFuture Possibilities Apply for grants for more sets of Google Glass Explore functionalities beyond taking photos and recording videos Guidigo for Library Tours Questions? Photo Courtesy Ken Bennett/WFU