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Trowbridge Challenges Community to Consider Google Glass for Education

Trowbridge-Wearing-Glass-2Dr. Kevin S. Trowbridge, assistant professor of public relations, challenged students and faculty at Union University as well as West Tennessee community leaders to consider how emerging technologies could change the way we see teaching and learning.

Trowbridge was invited to be the inaugural keynote speaker for an event series sponsored by the Thomas R. Rosebrough Center for Educational Practice at Union University on Thur., April 10, on Union’s campus in Jackson, Tenn. The presentation was titled “Learning #ThroughGlass: An Exploration of Google Glass for Education.”

“While the fundamentals of education remain steadfast, innovative educators are constantly monitoring the dynamic communication landscape for tools that may enhance their educational practice,” Trowbridge said. The presentation featured a demonstration of Google Glass and a discussion of the pedagogical implications of Glass in the learning space.

Trowbridge has been a Glass Explorer since late 2013 and has experimented with the wearable technology in courses he’s taught at Belmont during the spring semester. He is also collaborating with colleagues at other institutions on research projects associated with Google Glass.

In addition to the evening lecture, which was open to the public, Trowbridge was a guest in two educational technology classes at Union and was interviewed for a segment on “Jackson 24/7,” a daily news program produced by broadcast journalism students and aired on Jackson’s local cable television system.