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.