Episode 41 Trends for the Weeks of June 2-14 More VR, Security Issues, and Educational Apps & Web Site Lists
June 19, 2015 § 1 Comment
We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 2-14, 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 is a recurring one: AR/VR. There have been a number of articles discussing the strides made in VR headsets and software that works on VR headsets. We observed articles discussing how game-makers are getting more involved in designing software for VR headsets. The second trend is security flaws for a number of devices and platforms. The resources reminded us that cyber-security is an on-going issue that we need to be aware of as educational technologists. The final trend is a mixture of recommendations on educational apps and Web site resources that deal with instructional issues. There were a number of helpful resources that included “top 10” lists.
We have four recommended readings for the week.
- Podcasts Blossom but in Slow-Motion by Farhad Manjoo http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/technology/personaltech/podcasting-blossoms-but-in-slow-motion.html?_r=0
- Microsoft Shows off Holographic Minecraft. http://geekologie.com/2015/06/microsoft-shows-off-holographic-minecraf.php
- Adobe Unveils Milestone 2015 Creative Cloud Release http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9435
- These Headsets Promise a Taste of VR without Breaking the Bank by Nate Ralph http://www.cnet.com/news/these-headsets-promise-a-taste-of-vr-without-breaking-the-bank/#ftag=CAD590a51e
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, June 19). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/
Our next podcast episode will be July 6, 2015