It was a pleasure to give a keynote and facilitate a workshop on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL): Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges at the Learning Ideas Conference 2021 in New York (USA), which tool place online this year due to the pandemic. The Learning Ideas Conference originated as the International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace (ICELW) and was founded by David Guralnick, Ph.D in 2008 to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world.
My keynote addressed trends, opportunities and challenges of wearable enhanced learning, for which we coined the acronym WELL to describe the potential of wearable technologies to support seamless learning and to contribute to well-being also in the context of learning. In my keynote I provided an overview of wearable sensors and devices which can be used to enhance learning and presented selected case studies from the edited Springer book on Wearable Enhanced Learning (Eds. Buchem, Klamma & Wild) which we published as part of the activities in our Special Interest Group – SIG WELL – at the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning.
In the workshop we brainstormed ideas about how to use wearable technologies for social impact. We have come up with a few exciting ideas in the realm of work-based learning, communication, education, parenting and even helping homeless people.
Here are some links to the recordings that have been done prior and during the conference:
- You can check out this video clip in which I discuss the ways in which wearable technology and emerging digital media can allow learners to be more mobile and free.
- You can listen to this podcast in which I shares highlights from my conference keynote.
- You can follow this link for more info: https://lnkd.in/enx7QrE
- Here is a post on the SIG WELL website https://ea-tel.eu/sigs/well-at-the-learning-ideas-conference-2021