Wearable Technology in Schools: Theoretical Support for Practical Implementation

ID: 50779 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Stephanie Barbee, University of North Texas, United States

Wednesday, March 8 12:10-12:30 PM Location: Capitol South View on map

Presider: Douglas Darby, United States

Abstract: Wearables are beginning to emerge in the K-12 environment. Research suggests that wearable devices will have a substantial impact in teaching, learning and creative inquiry within the next five years. The education sector is only beginning to experiment with wearables in the classroom. For wearable technology to impact learning, theoretical foundations must support instructional designs. This paper investigates three learning theories, behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism and extends the tenets of the theories into the instructional design for effective integration into the classroom. This paper offers a practical instructional design created for teachers to leverage wearable technology in their classrooms to support a range of cognitive learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.

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