Can a Technology Teach Meditation? Experiencing the EEG Headband InteraXon Muse as a Meditation Guide

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Abstract

Mobile and wearable technology now offers new avenues for technology-supported meditation practice and learning. Through a qualitative-dominant convergent parallel design, this study explored new empirical findings on the human perception of such technology-guided meditation training. A purposive sample of six participants trialled the device in several sessions during three weeks. Post-use, they commend the device for prompting self-guided learning. They highlight the importance of personalisation and adaptivity in educational technology, befitting Western pedagogical thought. Though these are guiding principles in current technology development, as they are believed to improve learning efficiency, they also prove crucial to user satisfaction and continued use of these technologies of the self.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
Volume15
Issue number08
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Jan 2020

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