Episode 63 Trends for May 6-26 AR Use Rising, Cheating, and Debate over Classroom Technology Integration

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of May 6-26  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss three trends. The first is virtual reality and augmented reality. We observed resources focusing on corporate applications of VR. There were also several critiques of VR devices. Finally, we observed a continued call for more VR content. The second trend was cheating–specifically using networked technologies.  The third trend was the debate over classroom technology integration. We observed a number of articles discussing when and how technology should be used in the classroom.

We have four recommended readings.

Our next episode will air June 10.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, May 27). Trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://trendsandissues.com/

Episode 62 Trends for April 18-May 5 VR, Privacy & Security, Humanizing Online Learning, and Social Media Use in Academic Settings

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We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of April 18-May 5  as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We discuss four trends. The first is virtual reality. We observed resources discussing 360 degree cameras hitting the market. There were a number of examples of VR use particularly in business and industry. The second trend was privacy and security. The most significant event was the an email privacy act being passed in the United States. Trend three dealt with online instructional design  resources and issues. One major focus was on the humanization of learning experience in online courses. The final trend was the uses (good and bad) of social media in academic settings.

We have four recommended readings.

To cite the Trends & Issues podcast:

Brown, A. & Green, T. (Producers). (2016, May 6). 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 27, 2016