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Despite concerns over the technology's potential to cause learners to breach patient privacy and violate copyrights, Google Glass is a growing presence in the healthcare field—and its meetings. Here are some reasons why you may want to incorporate the technology into your upcoming.
Google Glass in Medical Education
With healthcare professionals currently using or evaluating Google Glass in the clinical environment, medical educators should consider the implications of the inevitable appearance of this technology within live learning environments, including conferences, grand rounds, and courses.
You might be tempted to prohibit Glass in the live education environment, just as you would prohibit cellphones and cameras. While it is prudent to express concerns about Glass in the live learning environment—especially given the differing perspectives among, educators, and participants—Glass also provides an opportunity for educators to introduce new andragogic techniques and increase visibility for their courses.