Episode 20: Trends for the weeks of August 4-17 Cloud Based Classroom Management & Maturing of Wearable Devices

Image from http://architizer.com/blog/mits-media-lab-inform-display/

Image from http://architizer.com/blog/mits-media-lab-inform-display/

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of August 4-17, 2014. We discuss two trends and one are to keep an eye out for that we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). The trends we observed were cloud based classroom management tools and reviews and previews of hardware for the back-to-school season. The area we observed that we are keeping an eye out for is the adaptation of wearable devices. We see a maturing of wearable devices as they are being used in different ways and developed into different purposes (e.g. Intel earbuds that track human vitals and performance).

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, August 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 September 2, 2014.