We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 10-21 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. AR dominated with resources and news the intersection of AR use in the real world. There were continued updates about hardware and software along with discussions about Apple is focused on AR. The second trend is online teaching and learning with general strategies about effective online teaching and being a successful online student. The third trend was social media use in teaching and learning.
We have four recommended readings.
- EDTECH: Augmented Reality and Cloud Computing are Powering Online Education by Seb Murray http://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-distance-learning/4118/ar-cloud-computing-power-online-learning
- Learning Strategies NOT Learning Styles by Peter Dewitt http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/08/learning_strategies_not_learning_styles.html
- Obama Administration to Fund Nontraditional Training for Students by Josh Mitchell http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-administration-to-fund-nontraditional-training-for-students-1471341782
- The A to Z of Social Media for Academia by Andy Miah https://www.timeshighereducation.com/a-z-social-media
Our next episode will air September 8.
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, August 22). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/