From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
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Google's Project Glass, a research and development program to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD), is already attracting the attention of educators, well ahead of this product being commercialized.
One highly cited article on the potential impact of Google Glasses was written last fall by the staff of OnlineUniversities. Among other topics, the essay wonders how teachers -- who already deal with the downsides of other electronic gear in the classroom -- will keep students wearing such futuristic devices from becoming distracted.