Location Enabled Body Worn Technologies In The Education Sector


Alexander Hayes


The intensification and diversification of surveillance in recent decades is now rapidly being considered within a contemporary theoretical and academic framework. The ambiguity of the term 'surveillance' and the surreptitiousness of its application must now be re-considered amidst the emergent concept of Uberveillance.

This paper presents three cases of organisations that are currently poised to engage or are already engaging in projects using location enabled point-of-view wearable technologies. Reference is made to additional cases, project examples and testimonials including the Australian Federal Police, Northern Territory Fire Police & Emergency Services and other projects funded in 2010 and 2011 by the former Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF), now the National VET E-learning Strategy (NVELS).

This paper also examines the use of location enabled POV (point-of-view) wearable camera technologies in a crime, law and national security context, referencing cross-sectoral and inter-disciplinary thoughts as to the perceived benefits and the socio-ethical implications of these pervasive technologies.


February 2011


"Surveillance and/in Everyday Life: Monitoring Past & Present Futures" - Law School, University of Sydney

Suggested Citation

Hayes, A. (2011) Location Enabled Body Worn Technologies In The Education Sector, Surveillance and/in Everyday Life: Monitoring Past & Present Futures Conference, Law School, University of Sydney, pp. 1-23


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