We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of November 14-29 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two trends. The top trend we observed was Virtual Reality with some Augmented Reality. The major focus was on applications of VR specifically for educational purposes. The second trend was security issues. The issues with mega-attacks on Internet resources along with academic honesty in online education were the categories of resources with the security issues trend.
We have three recommended readings.
- A New Prize Challenge for Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Tools by Erik Martin and Albert Palacios https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/11/15/new-prize-challenge-virtual-and-augmented-reality-learning-tools
- How Virtual REality Could Change the Way Students Experience Education by Andrew M. Koke and Anthony Guest-Scott http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2016/11/how-virtual-reality-could-change-way-students-experience-education
- Most Students Can’t Tell the Difference Between Sponsored Content and Real News by Amar Toor http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/22/13712996/fake-news-facebook-google-sponsored-content-study
Our next episode will air December 12
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, November 30). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/