Episode 43 Trends for the Weeks of July 13-25 Tablets in the Classroom, VR & Mixed Reality, and Social Media for Teaching and Learning

July 27, 2015 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of July 13-25, 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 tablets. We observed several resources about reviews of tablets and rumors of new tablets that should hit the market in the coming weeks. We also observed a few resources on the use of tablets for teaching and learning–specifically related to how students and teachers can use tablets to create media for classroom use. The second trend is a recurring one: AR and mixed reality. AR continues to develop with a number of devices available and predictions of new devices in development. The third trend, more of a “trendlet,” is the use of social media and consumer technologies for teaching and learning. We are reminded that these tools are not designed for education in mind. As such, we need to continue to be thoughtful for how we adapt them for teaching and learning.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, July 26). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be August 16, 2015

 

Episode 42 Trends for the Weeks of June 15-July 12 More AR, ISTE, and Brain Research

July 14, 2015 § 1 Comment

Cover of Essentials of Instructional Design BookWe discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 15-July 12, 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 is a recurring one: AR and VR. Another term has emerged–mixed reality. AR continues to develop with a number of devices available. The second trend is all about ISTE. With the ISTE Conference ending on July 1, a number of articles have come out reflecting on ISTE.  The third trend is brain research. A number of articles describing research were flipped into our Flipboard magazine. The final trend is a continued 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 three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, July 12). 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 26, 2015

 

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