Why are some students unable to use Google’s Google Glass?
A study conducted at University of Pittsburgh found that a large number of students were unable to correctly identify a search term on Google Glass.
Researchers used the Glass app to measure the accuracy of students’ knowledge of the search terms on Google.
In the study, more than one-third of students correctly identified the word “gun” as “gunfight” on Google, while less than one in five correctly identified “fishing.”
“Our study shows that even in high-stakes online interactions, students need to be cognizant of the information they’re sharing,” said lead researcher Adam Hochberg.
“It’s important to be able to identify what the information is and to understand the context of the words being used.”
The researchers hope that by educating students about the differences between Google Glass and their classmates’ use of Glass, they can ensure that they can use the technology appropriately.
Hochburg added that “the key is to make sure you’re comfortable using the technology to your advantage and that you’re familiar with its capabilities.”