Tracking Physical Activity and Learning

REPTIC Meeting

October 15, 2015

Alex Enkerli


Vitrine technologie-éducation

Technopedagogical Mission

  • Technological Appropriation (Group Purchases)
  • Educational Heritage (Open Educational Resources (CERES))
  • Pedagogical Innovation (Labs)

Technological Appropriation


Steve Mann (MindMesh, "GlassEye", HDR) By Glogger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Steve Mann, showing 3 inventions: MindMesh (mesh-based wearable computing for Brain-Computer-Interaction), "GlassEye" (EyeTap), and HDR (combining multiple differently exposed images to extend dynamic range). Taken with a single bare 100 watt light bulb as the only source of illumination, in an old light fixture I found in the garbage, while standing in front of an old whiteboard that I also found in the garbage. The shutter was activated by a foot switch (microswitch salvaged from a discarded machine) under my right foot, connected to the camera shutter-release input, auto-bracketing to capture the entire Wyckoff Set, by stepping down and holding the microswitch closed.

Palmer Luckey wearing Oculus Rift DK1 at SVVR 2014 By Dcoetzee (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Loïc Le Meur on Google Glass, By Loïc Le Meur [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Microsoft HoloLens by Jorge Figueroa [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

LG G Pro 2 (White) By LG전자 [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Wearable Technology by Keoni Cabral [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Polar RC3 GPS heart rate monitor watch, by Tristan Haskins [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

LG G Watch Android Smartwatch, by Chris F [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Arduino LightScarf, By Kathy Reid [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fitness Trackers

Pedometer K+R, By Sarang [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Got similar devices?

How do you use them?



  • Digifit iBiker
  • Runtastic

Fitbit Charge HR

Wahoo Tickr X

Activity Tracking

Casual Fitness

Healthy Education

Teachers’ Activities?

Learners’ Activities?

Pedagogical uses?


Quantified Self


Student Data

Learning Analytics

Tracking Physical Activity and Learning

By Alexandre Enkerli

Tracking Physical Activity and Learning

VTE’s presentation on Activity Tracking at the REPTIC meeting, October 15, 2015. Description: Many of us are using diverse devices to monitor fitness activities or other parts of our lives. What if we were able to apply the same ideas to pedagogy? After a brief demonstration of a few tools used for the “Quantified Self”, we will discuss the impacts these tools may have on learning experiences. Could we work with coaches and trainers who might use similar tools? How do we link healthy bodies to healthy minds? What issues to consider when we use students’ data?

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