CSU Dominguez Hills to Launch First Large-Scale Test of Google Glass

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A man wears Google Glass during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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Dozens of Cal State Dominguez Hills students and professors could be sporting head-mounted computers this spring after the university agreed to become the first in the nation to test Google Glass in a large-scale pilot program.

The campus has already purchased 20 pairs of the device, which will be used in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy come spring 2015.

It hasn’t been determined how many professors in total will employ the devices — eye-wear with a camera and microphone — or how they’ll be used.

Some intriguing ideas broached so far include:

  • Remote one-on-one teaching sessions
  • Retina scans to help identify exam-takers
  • Recording lectures in real-time
  • Online lectures streamed directly to Google Glass
  • Accessibility for students with visual, auditory and other disabilities
  • Virtual office hours for students taking online classes

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