Thank you for your refreshing presentati…

Thank you for your refreshing presentation on wearables, Carlo, Emily, Miguel and Scott! I think this topic was the one I had the least prior knowledge of, and I learned a lot! Of interest were the types of wearable technologies that expanded my conception of what a wearable could look like (e.g., I didn’t consider implanted devices as a type of wearable before!). The ethical concerns of wearables are very similar to Big Data & Learning Analytics, as the collection, management, and security of data are high priorities for people as well as governments. Wearables seem to link in very well with immersive experiences, as mentioned in the example of the Meta Park. Virtual and augmented reality applications can also be more readily implemented with the help of thoughtfully designed wearables that can remove the need for bulky equipment. Overall, well made OER with a good pace and activities that were easy to understand and not too overwhelming.