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Friday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
 Watch and Wearables - Ready for the Classroom?

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In early 2015, The TAFE English Language and Literacy Service based in Queensland, Australia, will become potentially the first organisation to run a classroom trial of the  Watch, with direction provided by mLearning pioneer Jonathan Nalder. But why? What could possibly justify the expense and investment in an untried device? And what can wearables mean for learning beyond just adding more data to that already collected on students? Come along to this session to explore question and share your own experience as we together seek to find out if wearables are ready for the classroom, or if the classroom is ready for them.

This session will involve an overview of the TELLS  Watch trial - its justification and learning plan. But it will also involve attendees in a discussion around the benefits and pitfalls of wearable technology, in particular the increased data collection that becomes possible, and enable all present to together formulate a plan of attack that avoids outright banning wearable devices and instead seeks to engage with them before they begin appearing in large numbers in classes anyway.


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Jonathan Nalder

Senior Education Consultant Digital Learning, TELLS TAFE Qld
The common theme "education matters" has directed Jonathan Nalder's journey from being a learning support teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes. He received Smart Classrooms (Queensland) and Learning without Frontiers (United Kingdom) Innovation awards, as a One Laptop per Child and Indigenous Education Project Officer. Currently, he holds positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland... Read More →

Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
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