Episode 35 Trends for the Weeks of Mar. 9-22 Student Data Privacy, Continuing News on AR/VR, Wearable News Wanes

Securing Connected Classroom CoverWe discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 9-22, 2015 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). In this episode of our podcast, we discuss 3 trends. The first is student and data privacy concerns. One surprising article we flipped dealt with Pearson Publishing monitoring student Twitter accounts. The second is continuing news on VR/AR. Several devices will become available for consumers in the next few months. The third was a mixture of random articles about wearable devices

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, March 24). 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 6, 2015

Episode 34 Trends for the Weeks of Feb. 16-March 8 Apple’s Spring Forward, Mobile World Congress, and More on Net Neutrality and VR Headsets

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of February 16-March 8, 2015 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). In this episode of our podcast, we discuss 4 trends. The first is Apple’s Spring Forward event that took place today (March 9) where they are officially unveiling the iWatch. The second is the Mobile World Congress that took place recently in Barcelona, Spain. Approximately 93,000 were in attendance from 200 countries. One of the top ideas discussed at the event was the Internet of Things and the plethora of devices that connect to it. Our final trend is a reoccurring one: VR headsets. There were a number of VR headsets making the news. 

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, March 9). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be March 23, 2015