Episode 60 Trends for March 14-27 VR, Online Learning, Neuroscience & Cognitive Theory

March 28, 2016 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 14-24 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We have five trends that we discuss. Virtual Reality remains a trend. The Oculus Rift has finally shipped. Microsoft’s Holo Lens was in the news as well with different applications being developed. Online Learning was a trend with a variety of resources discussing supporting online learners, political issues with online learning, and research about online learning. The other three trends were news from SXSWedu, neuroscience and cognition, and Apple product announcements.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, March 28). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Our next podcast episode will be April 18, 2016

 

Episode 59 Trends for February 29-March 13 The Language of VR, OER, and Digital Literacy

March 13, 2016 § 1 Comment

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of February 29-March 13 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We have four trends that we discuss: two major trends and two emerging trends. Virtual Reality continues to be a trend. The focus for the past two weeks with VR has been on the language of design of VR experiences. The second trend was online learning. A focus was on LMS issues and discussions of major university systems use of specific LMSs. The two emerging trends were OER and digital literacy. OER continues to make the news with educational institutions determining what role OER will take. The focus on digital literacy is on the need for students to know how to use technology and how to use it appropriately.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, March 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 March 28, 2016

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