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Teaching and Learning with Wearable Technologies

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-31-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


This paper presents analysis and findings from a research-driven experimental study that was designed to explore the possibilities and challenges in using wearable computers for supporting learning activities The overall aim of the study was to explore whether the use of data produced by the pupils in physical education lessons could serve to make abstract numbers and figures more contextualised and concrete, and act as a motivational factor in learning mathematics and social science The teacher in this study had all three subjects The teacher had previously expressed concern regarding the pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts such as graphs, where the pupils had performed badly on national tests Our findings suggest that using wearables in teaching and learning provides pedagogical opportunities in and across subjects However, privacy issues emerged both prior to giving the pupils the watches, as well as during the study


Engen, B.K., Giæver, T.H. & Mifsud, L. (2017). Teaching and Learning with Wearable Technologies. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1057-1067). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 15, 2019 from .


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