Episode 39 Trends for the Weeks of May 4-17 VR Consumer Headsets, Educational and Instructional Design Resources, Cybersecurity, and Apple Product Updates

May 20, 2015 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 4-21, 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 trend  was VR consumer headsets. There were numerous resources discussing various “close to” ready VR headsets that are reported to be available to consumers around December. The second trend is a mixture of recommendations on educational and instructional design resources from how-tos, App lists, and media resource sites. The third and fourth trends are “minor trends.” Trend three is cybersecurity–from recent accusations about foreign government hacking of US university computer systems to where personal fitness and health data is stored and who has access to the data. Our final trend is updated Apple products. A number of Apple products hit the market–a new MacBook Pro and desktop models.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

 

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, May 20). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be June 2, 2015

 

Episode 38 Trends for the Weeks of April 20-May 3 Apple iWatch, Using Social Media in Education, and AR/VR

May 4, 2015 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 20- May 4, 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 trend dealt with the Apple iWatch. There were a number of articles dealing with reviews of the iWatch with only a few dealing with instructional uses. The second trend focused on social media and its educational applications. The third trend was AR/VR news–specifically Microsofts’ HoloLens. Although it is not available yet, the HoloLens has received several recent reviews.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, May 4). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be May 22, 2015

 

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