Episode 62 Trends for April 18-May 5 VR, Privacy & Security, Humanizing Online Learning, and Social Media Use in Academic Settings
May 6, 2016 § Leave a Comment
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.
- State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2016 Edition by Phil Hill http://mfeldstein.com/state-higher-ed-lms-market-spring-2016/
- Tracking Student Emotions “Could Improve Student Retention” by Chris Havergal https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/tracking-student-emotions-could-improve-online-retention
- Faculty Productivity Using Social Media and Its Impact by Abbie Brown, John Cowan, and Tim Green http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/5/faculty-productivity-using-social-media-and-measuring-its-impact
- Sharing Social Media Posts May Cause Cognitive Overload by Kristen Decarr http://www.educationnews.org/technology/study-sharing-social-media-posts-can-cause-cognitive-overload/
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