InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Wearable technologies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Wearable technologies survey – win an iPad Mini You are invited to participate in a study of the current and potential applications of wearable technologies such as Google Glasses in Higher Education. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete a confidential online survey that explores your knowledge and beliefs surrounding the […]

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Integrate Google Glass Into Classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Integrate Google Glass Into Classroom http://www.wpr.org/uw-madison-professors-integrate-google-glass-classroom Please consider our previous postings about Google Glass: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=google+glass What you don’t want it to end up being is what a lot of experts call, you know, the ‘thousand-dollar pencil,’” said Eric Carbaugh, a faculty member with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. “Maybe we give kids tablets […]

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Wearable Technology: How Teachers Could Use it with Students – See more at: http://www.tabletsforschools.org.uk/wearable-technology-how-teachers-could-use-it-with-students/#sthash.d7njCEYD.dpuf

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th September 2014

Wearable Technology: How Teachers Could Use it with Students – See more at: http://www.tabletsforschools.org.uk/wearable-technology-how-teachers-could-use-it-with-students/#sthash.d7njCEYD.dpuf

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New terms and issues: Virtual Reality, Sim Sickness, Postural Sway…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th August 2014

Virtual Reality’s Next Hurdle: Overcoming ‘Sim Sickness’ http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/05/338015854/virtual-realitys-next-hurdle-overcoming-sim-sickness One problem is the resulting “postural sway,” or postural instability and hand-eye coordination challenges. Additional reading: http://www.augmentedrealitytrends.com/virtual-reality/sim-sickness.html Plamen: similar issues with Google Glass. Here is some more info on the issue: Rethinking Motion Sickness http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/rethinking-motion-sickness/ Pls have other IMS blog entries on Google Glass http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=google+glass  

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Our future students: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (+ info about wearable tech)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th July 2014

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom The wink of an eye, the simple one-finger tactile swipe down — these are the sights, sounds, and kinesthetic gestures that are changing the context of modern learning. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/putting-the-world-in-their-hands-augmented-reality-in-the-classroom Wearable technology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wearable_technology http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/wearable-technology-ces-2014/10/ http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wearable-computers/http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2014/02/12/the-case-against-wearables/ (Google Glass)

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12 Embarrassing Gadgets And Apps You Should Stop Using

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th April 2014

12 Embarrassing Gadgets And Apps You Should Stop Using Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/embarrassing-gadgets-2014-4?op=1#ixzz30I03rggb Not sure if Google Glass will go into oblivion (but it might, considering that it ALSO tethers with a mobile device as the vanishing Blackberry tablet), but smart phones definitely are taking over.  

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Google Glass (GG)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

See our IMS blog entry: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/04/08/3-learning-tools-of-the-future/ and http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/02/18/google-glass-at-lrs/ I start testing GG several days ago and I am still in the stage of Jeff Jarvis : http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-jarvis-on-google-glass-2014-2 The questions is: how to make GG applicable for our daily tasks at work? GG can be very useful for training students: by having a live, streaming G […]

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3 learning tools of the future

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

http://elearninginfographics.com/future-learning-tools-infographic/

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Google Glass at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th February 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 […]

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mega trends in technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th January 2014

THE SIX BIGGEST TRENDS IN SOCIAL THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND Mega shifts in social business will significantly affect the way that business will run in the future. http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/the-six-biggest-trends-in-social-that-will-blow-your-mind/ 1. Big Data How it works: Businesses collect multiple data points, helping to create hyper-specific marketing for users, while making better predictions with more information from […]

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