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 faculty, educators, and participants—Glass also provides an opportunity for educators to introduce new andragogic techniques and increase visibility for their courses.