Episode 6: Special Podcast Presentation on Defining the Terms: Issues, Trends, & Fads

Image depciting issues, trends, and fads.In this special podcast presentation, we define the terms issues, trends, and fads. We discuss our approach to how we use these terms to examine our field.

A book we recommended in the episode for gaining a broad perspective on the seminal issues in our field is: Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary (Al Januszewski & Michael Molenda).  You can view the book by going to Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary

To cite this podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, January 22). Trends and Issues in Instructional
Design,Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences
[Audio Podcast].
Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Episode 5: A Review of Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences for January 6-19, 2014

Image of the earth with lights going from one place to the next indicating data being moved along the Internet.

Image from http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/declaration-internet-freedom/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of January 6-19, 2014. We discuss four trends we saw as we flipped articles into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The four trends were Net Neutrality, 3-D printing, tablet devices, and wearables.

Our pick of the week from the resources we flipped is a news video from 1981 about the Internet. You can find the video in our magazine or view it directly by going to http://www.wimp.com/theinternet/

Our next podcast will be out February 3, 2014.

 

Episode 4: A Review of Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences for December 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Image of the cover of Twelve Tomorrows book from MIT Technology Review.

Image from: http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of December 22 through January 5. Understandably, several of the resources we flipped into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues) were reflections or “look-backs” on what took place in 2013. Major trends and issues that were discussed were big data, gamification, MOOCs, mobile devices (specifically tablets and phablets), and wearable devices.

We mentioned the annual Computer Electronics Show going on in Las Vegas, Nevada (http://www.cesweb.org/) from January 7-10. We flipped numerous articles that were written by bloggers and journalists who had early access to the show.

We shared two readings that we recommend from last week’s flipped resources:

  1. Abbie mentioned the article that included 6 tips about working with remote instructional designers. You can view this at  http://bit.ly/JZfdwR.
  2. He also mentioned Twelve Tomorrows from the MIT Technology Review. You can view this at http://bit.ly/1dqTy8V. Of particular interest is the interview with Neal Stephenson.

Our next episode will be out January 20th, 2014.