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.