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Beginning this fall, librarians will explore the educational uses of Google Glass in several sections of LIB 100: Accessing Information in the 21st Century.

Google Glass is a wearable computer headset, similar to a pair of glasses, that displays information on a miniscreen in the upper right corner of the wearer’s field of vision. Wearers can communicate with Glass via voice commands to perform several key functions, including searching the Internet, taking pictures and video, playing games, starting a video call, adding Glass apps like Twitter or The New York Times and more.

Students in LIB 100 will use this hands-on experience with Glass as a catalyst to research, discuss, explore and reflect on information-related themes, such as privacy, social responsibility and the future implications of technologies like Google Glass in medicine, business, education and gaming.

By bringing Glass into the classroom, instructors will examine the possibilities of how technologies like Glass could be used in the future, particularly in the educational setting for teaching, learning and research.