InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

wearables by Microsoft Facebook and Google

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th January 2015

The competition narrows down between Microsoft HoloLens, Facebook Oculus and Google Glass. Each of them bets on different possibilities, which wearable bring. Facebook Oculus https://www.oculus.com/ Also available as podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/apm-marketplace-tech/id73330855 http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/20/oculus-platform/ Microsoft HoloLens http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2015/01/25/microsofts-hololens/ Google Glass http://www.google.com/glass/start/ Pls consider our related IMS blog entries: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=wearable http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=google+glass http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=oculus

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Microsoft’s HoloLens

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th January 2015

Microsoft’s HoloLens explained: How it works and why it’s different http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-hololens-explained-how-it-works-and-why-its-different/ Microsoft’s HoloLens prototype has all the innards of a computer built directly into the headset. That means no cords or even a smartphone required. Just as VR rivals Oculus (owned by Facebook) and Google are trying to reimagine virtual experiences with their head-worn devices, […]

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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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