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And this is precisely what lecturers and teachers will have to get used to in their classroom (if they have one left...

And this is precisely what lecturers and teachers will have to get used to in their classroom (if they have one left ) - Lecture on Immunology shot with Google Glass #throughglass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFs27augoI

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  1. What a great idea - the uni-directional mic in the device is well managed in this instance with the wearer remaining silent most of the time, although the lecturer's audio is subdued. I wonder how the mic would cope with a noisy environment?

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  2. Alex not sure all academics would agree with you but for what its worth... here are only some of my reflections on the topic http://veillance.me/blog/2013/2/20/smile-your-on-unicomp One of my colleagues was adamant last December that he would not allow a recording device in his lecture theatre and if he was in Europe this would be a non-issue... as in by policy people would not be allowed to record him without his consent. Is a lecture theatre a public place or something different?

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  3. Good point, Katina - what is not captured in the student's video is an acknowledgement that permission has been sought and granted to both record and to upload this material; I assumed this was the case. My daughter had a nasty experience during her first year of teaching when a student secretly video recorded a minor disturbance in the classroom and then showed it to the head of school.

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  4. Secrecy and privacy are very different matters. Of course its a matter of permissions and personal acknowledgements. Of course its about public versus private. All these things are antecedents in the consideration....in the conversation. What I'm pointing at is the cultural shift to an always on state, to people feeling that they need to record in order to remember, to distribute and share what they have learnt or observed and the multitude of ways in which they are doing it. Something we are getting used to...or not. At the end of the day its a matter of what we relate to, what is convivial and of value. The technology is just a clunky way of building affinity with others and as we are seeing mostly getting in the way of how humans appreciate the world. Now we are putting filters between what is with what was.

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