Wearables: “Can the Apple Watch Enhance Student Achievement”
We know wearable technology gets people moving by quantifying steps and calories burned. What’s unknown, however, is whether — or how — wearable technology can influence other areas of behavior, like self-regulated learning.
One Penn State University faculty member is teaming with technology staff to seek answers, and to pursue wearable technology as a learning tool. The university’s research team will be applying what’s known about self-regulation and learning strategies to test how student achievement can be enhanced with the Apple Watch and comparing its use across other technology formats.
The new study will culminate in the ability to make predictions about which types of students are best able to use which types of technologies, and also how the tools are supporting their academic achievements, said [Rayne] Sperling, [self-regulation researcher and associate professor of educational psychology at Penn State].
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