Episode 61 Trends for March 24-April 17 Online Learning, VR, Social Media in Higher Ed, & Educational Data
April 18, 2016 § 1 Comment
We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of March 25-April 17 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss two major trends and two minor trends. We also provide a report from the American Educational Research Association Conference held in Washington DC in early April. The two major trends we discuss are: online learning and VR. Online learning resources focused on a number of issues dealing with online learning in higher education. Resources on AR focused primarily on applications of VR in the classroom and the relevance of VR in instruction. The two minor trends were social media use in higher education and educational data and its uses.
We have four recommended readings.
- Equal Promises, Unequal Experiences by Carl Straumsheim https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/15/george-washington-u-alumni-sue-university-over-quality-online-program
- Only 1 in 5 Students Obtain All Learning Materials Legally by Sri Ravipati https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/04/13/only-1-in-5-students-obtain-all-learning-materials-legally.aspx
- Why VR will Change Design Forever by Mark Wilson http://www.fastcodesign.com/3058756/why-virtual-reality-will-change-design-forever
- A New Study Confirms It: We Really Don’t Know What We’re Saying when We Emoji by Michael J. Coren http://qz.com/659785/a-new-study-confirms-it-we-really-dont-know-what-were-saying-when-we-use-emoji/
To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:
Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, April 18). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/
Our next podcast episode will be May 2, 2016