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
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.
- Why Aesthetics Matter to Learning by Connie Malamed https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/Learning-Technologies-Blog2015/04/Why-Aesthetics-Matter-to-Learning
- The Future of Education: Truth, Lies, and Wishful Thinking by Eric Westervelt http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/05/12/404534299/the-future-of-education-truths-lies-and-wishful-thinking
- Educause Releases Blueprint for Next-Generation Learning Management Systems by Tony Bates https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/05/11/educause-releases-blueprint-next-generation-learning-management-systems
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