Surfing on the Wearable Tech: challenges for social participation

Virtual Brief Paper ID: 43271
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    Sonia Lara
    University of Navarra
  2. Concepcion Naval
    University of Navarra

Abstract: It is a fact that wearable technologies are ubiquitous among young and not-so-young citizens. These gadgets provide the connection to apps what are characterized as having a great potential for fostering socialization and the sense of belonging to a community; nevertheless, there exist contrary research results concerning whether or not they are influencing the development of greater civic involvement in a real way. In this paper we analyze this question in the light of the educational challenges that are presented by social networks as promoters of social participation.


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