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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8010021

Distance Learning and Assistance Using Smart Glasses

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Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Inffeldgasse 21/A, Graz 8010, Austria
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Department Educational Technology, Graz University of Technology, Münzgrabenstraße 35a, Graz 8010, Austria
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 23 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 27 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges and Future Trends of Distance Learning)
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With the everyday growth of technology, new possibilities arise to support activities of everyday life. In education and training, more and more digital learning materials are emerging, but there is still room for improvement. This research study describes the implementation of a smart glasses app and infrastructure to support distance learning with WebRTC. The instructor is connected to the learner by a video streaming session and gets the live video stream from the learner’s smart glasses from the learner’s point of view. Additionally, the instructor can draw on the video to add context-aware information. The drawings are immediately sent to the learner to support him to solve a task. The prototype has been qualitatively evaluated by a test user who performed a fine-motor-skills task and a maintenance task under assistance of the remote instructor. View Full-Text
Keywords: distance learning; smart glasses; WebRTC; maintenance distance learning; smart glasses; WebRTC; maintenance
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