by Athena Whitty Editor in Chief
Thanks to Scott Hudson, Assistant Professor of Network Security and Administration, Lewis and Clark Community College has joined the Google Glass Explorers Community.
Google Glass is currently unavailable to the everyday consumer and requires an application process to be accepted as a Google Glass Explorer.
Explorer’s are meant to help flesh out the product with real world everyday scenarios and provide feedback for potential improvements prior to releasing it for the masses.
Hudson plans to work with faculty and staff from various departments in hopes of raising more questions and ideas about the possibilities this new technology could hold.
These questions will help Hudson integrate the new technology into his program and give ideas how a range of consumers will use them.
“I think in any academic institution, there is a spirit of research and development,” Hudson said.
Google Glass is a networkable device, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities that requires a Google account to use.
Also, users can link devices to Google Glass and project what they are seeing with the screencast feature. This could be a big advantage for professors trying to show students a hands-on lesson in a tight space.
“I think it’s great to expose students to new technologies and leave it up to the individual to find an application for customized use,” Darren Hanner, Computer Network Security and Administration student said.
Like most other smart devices, Google Glass has an ever-growing app store. The app store has started to pick up steam.
The Evernote app allows users to dictate notes hands-free.
There is a also an app available that allows users to upload photos taken to cloud storage.
Once another Google Glass user with the same app walks by the location of the photo, a notification icon will appear and grant others access to view it and any comments left.
Privacy of information and tracking concerns are a concern when and new technology is made available to the masses. With that in mind, Hudson will also be monitoring how faculty, staff and students feel about having this technology actively used on campus.
Any new advancement pros and cons are brought to the table, but Lewis and Clark is once again on the forefront of progress.
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