Episode 27: Trends for the Weeks of Nov. 10-23 Social Media Use in Education, Net Neutrality, Security Issues, and Product Updates

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of November 10-23. We discuss four trends that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two recurring and two emerging trends. These trends are security issuesproduct updates and speculations, net neutrality specifically as it relates to connecting schools to the Internet and ensuring Internet access to the public, and social media use in instructional settings. 

We have four recommended readings for the week.

  • Open University: Online Learning must be Collaborative, Social by Kristin Decarr http://bit.ly/1tpdp0I
  • The Future of Learning: In the Classroom and Beyond by Amanda Schneider http://bit.ly/1v2HrMe
  • DOE Endorses Duke MOOCs for Teacher Professional Development http://bit.ly/1vv1hjn
  • 43 Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind by Teresa Fischer

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, November 25). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be December 9 2014.

 

 

Episode 26: Trends for the Weeks of Oct. 27-Nov. 9 AECT Wrap-Up, More Security Issues, and a Focus on Learning & Cognition

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of October 27-November 9. We discuss four trends that we observed as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). These trends relate to the presentations given at  Association for Educational Communications Technology’s  annual international conference that took place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 5-8, increased security issues, wearable devices updates and improvements, and a focus on learning and cognition.

We have four recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2014, November 10). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be November 25, 2014.

 

AECT’s Multimedia Production Division: 2014 Immersive Learning Award

Immersive Learning Award from AECT

Multimedia Award from AECT

We are pleased to announce that our podcast has won the 2014 Immersive Learning Award from the Multimedia Production Division of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (http://www.aect.org/). We received the award at the Annual Conference being held in Jacksonville, Florida (November 5-8, 2014).

From the AECT conference program Web site (http://bit.ly/1x7RfGt): “The Multimedia Production Division (MPD) of AECT holds its annual award during the AECT conference. The division awards projects that have contributed to the field and demonstrate significant increases in learning. This competition is open to university faculty, corporate trainers, instructional technologists, K‐12 teachers, and instructional technology graduate students who have develop these interventions. The award has three categories: (1) The best Linear Multimedia submission, (2) The best Non‐Linear Multimedia submission, and (3) The best Graduate student (Linear or Non-Linear) submission.”