Syracuse University class dreams up new ways to utilize the technology, developing the best into real programs.

The lucky students in Dr. William J. Ward's social media classes at Syracuse University have the chance to play around with Google Glass — at a small price. They've been charged with a semester-long project to think up new applications for the augmented reality devices, with the most popular ideas developed into actual apps.

Through Google's Glass Explorer program, Dr. William J. Ward secured access to the devices for his students. Throughout the course of the semester, students will have the chance to try Glass for themselves, think up a useful app, and develop their ideas in teams using social media to garner support. The class will develop its most popular concepts into prototype apps with coding help from a university developer. Ward talked about the merits of his course:

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