Episode 60 Trends for March 14-27 VR, Online Learning, Neuroscience & Cognitive Theory
March 28, 2016 § 1 Comment
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.
- Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment by Paula M. Bigatel http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/student-engagement-how-to-help-students-succeed-in-the-online-environment/
- Virtual Reality Trips are Everywhere at South by Soutwest by Mae Anderson http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/Virtual-reality-is-big-at-South-by-Southwest-Interactive-the-annual-Austin-Texas-tech-festival-wrapping-up-Tuesday/id-b88b6d65865f45d6a04b9b460c47319e
- 8 Pieces of Ed Tech News to Note from SXSWedu 2016 by Roger Riddell http://www.educationdive.com/news/8-pieces-of-ed-tech-news-to-note-from-sxswedu-2016/41559
- Breaking Down the Walls: Complex Learning Dismantles Barriers in the Brain by Neuroscience News http://neurosciencenews.com/complex-learning-neuroscience-3859/
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