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Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Wearable Technologies for K-12 Teachers: A Review of the Literature
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, , , University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Online, The Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-50-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This review explores the benefits and challenges of using wearable technologies for teachers in K-12 learning environments. A systematic review of the literature was conducted using the PRISMA framework in conjunction with a thematic narrative analysis. Fifty-two peer-reviewed articles from 2003 to 2019 were examined. The benefits of using wearable technologies for K-12 teachers included the development of holistic pedagogical thinking, implementation of student-centred, cross-curricular learning, and more effective teacher professional development. Challenges of using wearable technologies for teachers included learning about new engagement methods and pedagogical models, resisting over-reliance on the technology, protecting student data, solidifying their role as a knowledgeable professional, and competing with commercial interests in education.

Citation

Kay, R., Jovanovic, P. & Hughes, J. (2020). Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Wearable Technologies for K-12 Teachers: A Review of the Literature. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 229-236). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2021 from .