Episode 49 Trends for October 11-25 MOOCs, AR/VR, Wearables, Cybersecurity Issues, and iOS Emojis

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of October 12-25 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). In this episode of our podcast, we discuss 5 trends: two major and three minor trends. The first trend is MOOCs. There were a wide-range of resources discussing the current state of MOOCs, research about MOOCs, and where the future of MOOCs could be heading. The second trend is a hold-over from the last three episodes: virtual reality and augmented reality. Several products were described in the resources we provided. The remaining trends–wearables, cybersecurity, and the latest version of the iOS emojis–were minor trends. We flipped a variety of resources about all three trends.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, October 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 November 9, 2015.

 

Episode 48 Trends for the Weeks of September 28-October 11More VR/AR, Tablets & Smartphones, Network Security & Privacy, and Wearables

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of September 28-October 11 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 one that continues to remain a trend–Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.  News and articles about virtual reality and augmented reality once again dominated the resources we flipped into the magazine. The second trend is tablets and smartphones. There were a number of resources that focused on the Surface Pro, the iPad Pro, and the recent iOS update to version 9. The third trend was network security and privacy. The final trend is one that we have not seen in sometime: wearables. A number of resources were flipped on new wearable devices such as gesture rings and wireless ear buds.

We have three recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, October 14). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be October 26, 2015.