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Google Glass at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on February 18, 2014

LRS has a pair of Google Glass.

What do you know about those?

How can you use them?

What for?

Ideas how they can improve teaching

Ideas how they can improve learning

Ideas how they can improve instructional design

Ideas how they can serve information technology

Ideas how they can serve elearning and mobile learning

Ideas how they can serve gamification.



3 Responses to “Google Glass at LRS”

  1.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    Luddite voices in the library object against another gadget (G Glass) added to the cells, tablets and laptops.
    Google Glass is not about Google glass, the gadget, it is about the technology.
    The podcasts, which Keith shared two weeks ago talk about google glass-like technology on the shelves, which monitors customer’s movements and issues a product coupon based on the analysis of what products were approached.
    Being a luddite is a helpful attitude up to a certain point. Historically, they failed.

  2.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Ewing, M Keith
    Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:03 AM
    To: Wexelbaum, Rachel S.; LRS Faculty
    Subject: RE: Do’s And Don’ts of Google Glass

    I think the important thing to learn from the article is that Google Glass is a personal device, linked directly to other personal devices, used for both data capture (still and video images) and visual display. There are applications for augmented reality–for example, an entertainment guide (restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres) to a place cued to the view, an historical guide (buildings, events, dates) to a place cued to the view, or an information guide (buildings, offices in buildings, interior layout/mapping, etc.) to a place (e.g., campus) cued to the view. There might be some instructional applications with augmented reality (e.g., a natural objects guide to a place cued to the view–such as plant identification on campus–from which a quiz could be created).

    What most directly and immediately affects us is responsive design of our information sites–that is, presentation of information that is coded to respond to the environment in which it is presented–desktop monitor, tablet, smartphone, wrist display, or head’s up display through Google Glass. And responsive design remains a problem to be addressed at SCSU–perhaps 2-3 years out.

    I agree with many of the comments to the article: social/behavioral issues related to invasion of privacy and oblivious/inconsiderate/obnoxious behaviors (the latter similar to cellphone/smartphones/Bluetooth already–that may require a rethinking of public spaces) may well outweigh any educational benefits, at least in the short-term.


    —–Original Message—–
    From: Wexelbaum, Rachel S.
    Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:21 AM
    To: LRS Faculty
    Subject: Do’s And Don’ts of Google Glass

    A librarian friend of mine in NYC is noticing people at conferences in NYC now armed with laptop, phone, and Google Glass. it’s a little overkill. I think this article may be geared toward them, but something for us to think about.


    Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS
    Collection Management Librarian
    LRTS Collections MC 135D
    Saint Cloud State University
    720 4th Avenue South
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 308-4756

  3.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    1. I just did my first Google hangout with GGlass. The connection is bluetooth frm GG to Android tablet and wi fi secure from tablet to SCSU WiFi. Greg J. and I tried to hook up the GG straight to the wi fi, but in vain. it seems that GG is not designed to connect to enterprise wi fi. I will be trying my home wifi tonite. We suspect that the bluetuth / wifi relay is the reason for a horrendous delay (about 20 sec) of the video footage. it might be also the processor of the GG (too weak).

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