According to Wikipedia (June, 2018), “Wearable technology, wearables, fashionable technology, wearable devices, tech togs, or fashion electronics are smart electronic devices (electronic device with micro-controllers) that can be worn on the body as implants or accessories. Wearable devices such as activity trackers are best example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.”
Barfield & Caudell (2001) cited by Arguel (2018) defined wearable technology as:
- functional and autonomous computers worn on the body,
- able to access information,
- freed from constraints of place and time.
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Bower and Sturman (2015) “analysed the perceptions of 66 educators from around the world who self-rated as having a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ understanding of wearable technologies to determine the key educational affordances and issues at stake. Qualitative thematic analysis of participant perceptions, as well as relevant literature, revealed fourteen affordances of wearable technologies and thirteen issues relating to their use. These clustered together into three emergent themes; ‘pedagogical uses’, ‘educational quality’ and ‘logistical’.”. Below, we summarize a table presented by the authors:
- Pedagogical uses: In situ contextual information, Recording, Simulation, Communication, First-person view, In situ guidance, Feedback, Distribution, Gamification,
- Educational quality: Engagement, Efficiency, Presence
- Logistical and other implications: Hands-free access, Free up spaces
Negative affordances / issues
- Educational quality: Distraction, Cheating, Overreliance on wearable technology, Technology before pedagogy, Familiarisation with interface, Small interfaces,
- Logicistical and other implications: Privacy, Cost, Technical problems, Technical support, Legal issues, Development of software, Processing power.
- Amaël Arguel (2018). « Quelle place pour les « technologies mettables » (wearables technologies) à l’école ? » Canopé, https://www.reseau-canope.fr/notice/quelle-place-pour-les-technologies-mettables-a-lecole.html
- Barfield W. & Caudell, T. (2001), “Basic concepts in wearable computers and augmented reality”, in W. Barfield, & T. Caudell (Eds.), Fundamentals of wearable computers and augmented reality, Mahwan, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 3-26.
- Bower M. & Sturman D. (2015), “What are the educational affordances of wearable technologies?”, Computers and Education, 88, p. 343-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.07.013
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