Episode 51 Trends for Weeks of November 9-23 VR Applications, Online Learning, and Apple Products

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of November 9-23 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We have three trends that we discuss. There were a number of resources we flipped that showed unique uses of VR by companies (e.g. Volvo). The second trend are a variety of resources about online teaching and learning.  The last trend is reviews and discussion of Apple products: specifically, the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil.

We have two recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, November 24). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be December 7, 2015.

 

Episode 50 From the AECT Conference November 3-7

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Our 50th episode is a compilation of six interviews we conducted with individuals attending the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology that was held in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 3-7. We asked these individuals to discuss the major trend or trends they believe are impacting instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences.

We were fortunate to be able to interview the following:

  • Dr. Tony Betrus, State University of New York, Potsdam
  • Dr. Chuck Hodges, Georgia Southern University
  • Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt, University of Florida
  • Dr. Sharon Smaldino, Northern Illinois University
  • Dr. John Cowan, Northern Illinois University
  • Alex Masulis, Senior Editor of Educational Technology, Routledge

The trends discussed included such areas as MOOCs, ethics in instructional design, and data analytics.

We have two recommended readings for the week.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2015, November 11). 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 24, 2015.