Episode 69 Trends for August 10-21 AR, VR, Online Teaching & Learning, & Social Media in Education

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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.

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/

 

Episode 68 Trends for July 24-August 10 Pokémon Go, VR Challenges, and Teaching & Learning

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 25-August 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is Augmented Reality. AR dominated with resources and news about Pokémon Go–specifically discussions about the need for restrictions and privacy issues. The second trend is virtual reality. There were updates to hardware and software along with discussions about benefits and the challenges with VR. The final trend is online teaching and learning. 

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air August 22.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, August 10). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 67 Trends for July 11-24 Pokemon Go, Mobile & Online Learning, and 3D Printing Security Issues

Pokemon Go AppWe discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 11-24 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is the return of VR and AR–specifically augmented reality with the popularity of Pokemon Go. The second trend was online learning and mobile learning. The third trend was 3D printing. A number of resources discussed applications of 3D printing, but the major story-line was security issues related to 3D printing.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air August 8.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, July 25). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 66 Trends for June 29-July 10 Ed Tech Partnerships, Online & Mobile Learning, and VR Content

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 29-July 10 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is a number of partnership announcements between established companies (e.g. Google and Microsoft announcing a partnership to provide professional development). The second trend was online learning and mobile learning innovative strategies. The third trend was virtual reality. While VR did not dominate, it was still a trend. The focus we observed was new content options for virtual reality.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air July 25.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, July 12). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 65 Trends for June 10-28 VR & AR Distinctions, OER, Online Teaching & Learning, & the ISTE Conference

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 10-28 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is a continuing one virtual reality and augmented reality. An interesting element of the resources we flipped had to do with a distinction being made between VR and AR. The second trend was OER. There were several companies (e.g., Amazon, Google) coming out with OER resources for education. The third trend was online learning. There were a variety of resources we posted dealing with engaging students in online learning and the structure of online learning experiences.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air July 11.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, June 28). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

 

Episode 64 Trends for Weeks of May 27-June 9 More VR/AR, Online Learning, and the Role of the Instructional Designer

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 27-June 9  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is virtual reality and augmented reality. We once again observed resources focusing on applications of VR. There were also resources discussing updates to hardware. Finally, Microsoft indicate that its Hololens was months away from being released. The second trend was online learning. There were a variety of resources we posted ranging from those focusing on MOOCs, to helping students get ready for online learning, and to course design.  The third trend was a minor trend with only two articles: the role of the instructional designer.

We have three recommended readings.

Our next episode will air June 28.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, June 10). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Episode 63 Trends for May 6-26 AR Use Rising, Cheating, and Debate over Classroom Technology Integration

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 6-26  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is virtual reality and augmented reality. We observed resources focusing on corporate applications of VR. There were also several critiques of VR devices. Finally, we observed a continued call for more VR content. The second trend was cheating–specifically using networked technologies.  The third trend was the debate over classroom technology integration. We observed a number of articles discussing when and how technology should be used in the classroom.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air June 10.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, May 27). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Episode 62 Trends for April 18-May 5 VR, Privacy & Security, Humanizing Online Learning, and Social Media Use in Academic Settings

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 18-May 5  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is virtual reality. We observed resources discussing 360 degree cameras hitting the market. There were a number of examples of VR use particularly in business and industry. The second trend was privacy and security. The most significant event was the an email privacy act being passed in the United States. Trend three dealt with online instructional design  resources and issues. One major focus was on the humanization of learning experience in online courses. The final trend was the uses (good and bad) of social media in academic settings.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, May 6). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be May 27, 2016

 

Episode 61 Trends for March 24-April 17 Online Learning, VR, Social Media in Higher Ed, & Educational Data

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 25-April 17 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two major trends and two minor trends. We also provide a report from the American Educational Research Association Conference held in Washington DC in early April. The two major trends we discuss are: online learning and VR. Online learning resources focused on a number of issues dealing with online learning in higher education. Resources on AR focused primarily on applications of VR in the classroom and the relevance of VR in instruction. The two minor trends were social media use in higher education and educational data and its uses.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, April 18). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be May 2, 2016

Episode 60 Trends for March 14-27 VR, Online Learning, Neuroscience & Cognitive Theory

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 14-24 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We have five trends that we discuss. Virtual Reality remains a trend. The Oculus Rift has finally shipped. Microsoft’s Holo Lens was in the news as well with different applications being developed. Online Learning was a trend with a variety of resources discussing supporting online learners, political issues with online learning, and research about online learning. The other three trends were news from SXSWedu, neuroscience and cognition, and Apple product announcements.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, March 28). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be April 18, 2016